A Long Time Ago In A Galaxy Far, Far Away….

Princess Leia Organa

"I'd just as soon kiss a wookie".
-Princess Leia, Star Wars.
"I should have expected to find you holding Vader's leash." -Princess Leia

“I should have expected to find you holding Vader’s leash.” -Princess Leia, Star Wars.

Known as the most memorable woman in the Star Wars universe, Princess Leia Organa is both driven and dedicated. Being the youngest ever of the Galatic Empire, Leia was also a forceful proponent for the Rebel alliances.


Carrir Fisher immediately became a sex symbol after wearing her ‘golden metal bikini’.

Although Princess Leia is a member of the Royal Family of Alderaan, she has a powerful heritage in the Force. Daughter to the Jedi knight Anakin Skywalker (later Darth Vader) and Senator Padme Amidala of Naboo, she is the younger twin sister of Luke Skywalker. However, shortly after he birth she was adopted by Bail Organa and Queen Breha of Alderaan, thus making her Princess Leia Organa of Alderaan.

As a woman warrior, Leia is skilled in combat, being an excellent sharpshooter and is known for killing villianous characters. In particular, Princess Leia’s finest moment is when she chokes her kidnapper, Jabba the Hut, with her own slave chains that bound her to him.

In popular culture, Princess Leia is best recognised by her ‘doughnut bun hairstyle’. Princess Leia’s strong feminist characterisation has also been seen to influence fashion, as the scene in which she wore her metallic slave girl bikini, was rated as the most memorable in movie history (Empire Magazine). Eventually following in her father’s footsteps, she becomes a Jedi knight with considerable skill with a lightsaber; making her one of the galaxy’s greatest heroines.

" They were in the wrong place at the wrong time.
 Naturally they became heroes".
-Princess Leia, Star Wars.

About Feminism Through Cinema and Literature

Hi, its Tia. From Cambridge, England. Avid reader, film watcher and feminist. Studying for an undergraduate degree in English Literature at York St John University. The tone of my blog has hopefully developed into a more literary and critical analysis of female roles in cinema and literature. This is a development that I hope to continue as I progress with my studies. Hope you enjoy my blog and do feel free to leave a comment.
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2 Responses to A Long Time Ago In A Galaxy Far, Far Away….

  1. zareenn3 says:

    I was never a fan of Star Wars so this is new. So this is the famous Princess Leia! Hmm I can see why that bikini made her a sex symbol.

    Lovely post as always ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Feminism Through Cinema and Literature says:

    Sorry for the late reply. Yes indeed the outfit is very iconic. I would definitely recommend watching Star Wars. Before, the other year I had never had any interest in Star Wars, but after watching all six episodes on tv, I was hooked. It is a brilliant Space Opera, but my favourite has to be Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.


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