Star Wars has captivated generations since 1977, and the release of Episode VIII: The Last Jedi will be no different. However, it will mark the end of an era, as it will be the final movie that Carrie Fisher appears in as the iconic Leia Organa. Since Fisher donned the famous buns, Leia has gone from Princess of Alderaan to Imperial Senate diplomat to Rebellion leader to General in the fight against the First Order. She’s held many titles and achieved many things and is arguably one of the most iconic women in film history.
To celebrate Leia and show her some of the love she’s always been given by Star Wars fans, Costume SuperCenter put together this infographic of some of our favorite facts about the character. You may know some of them, and you may not know others, so before you don your own Princess Leia look and head to the theater to see The Last Jedi on Dec. 15, check them out!
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- Princess Leia’s birth name is Leia Amidala Skywalker. She was adopted shortly after her birth on Polis Massa by Senator Bail Organa, and also took his last name and became the Princess of Alderaan.
- Despite calling for his help, and both her adoptive and biological fathers having known him very well, Leia never actually gets to meet Obi-Wan Kenobi. The closest she comes is when she’s being rescued from the Death Star; however, Kenobi dies before he can board the ship as well.
- Leia is one of 18 Star Wars characters to have their own theme song, composed by John Williams. It’s called “Princess Leia’s Theme” and represented by the musical leitmotif method used in Star Wars. The song also has its own concert suite.
- Leia appears in seven Star Wars films – in Episode III only as an infant – and has the final line in three of them: “Rogue One,” “The Force Awakens,” and “Return of the Jedi.” She has more final lines than any other Star Wars character.
- When Leia was captured by Darth Vader after leaving Scarif with the Death Star plans, she was scheduled for execution and held in Detention Block AA-23, Cell 2187, the same number as Finn’s Stormtrooper designation in “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.” Finn was known as FN-2187.