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I haven’t come anywhere close to encompassing all of the awesome female characters from the Star Wars Universe.
Star Wars Rebels gave us Sabine Wren and Hera Syndulla, voiced by Tiya Sircar and Vanessa Marshall, respectively, as two newly introduced characters whose adventures as early rebels played out on our television screens over four seasons.
Before those two animated characters, we had the former Jedi turned Sith, Asajj Ventress, in animated action on the small screen first in the 2003 Star Wars: Clone Wars series and then again in 2008’s similarly named Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Created by Genndy Tartakovsky and George Lucas himself, it was up to initial voice actress Grey DeLisle to first give Ventress her sound and then Nika Futterman later took on the role.
The lovely and talented Laura Dern brought the purple-haired character of Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo to our attention in The Last Jedi and she left a remarkable impression.
I find it to be a breath of fresh air that in the typically male-dominated sci-fi genre that the sci-fi film franchise that all others aspire to be, Star Wars, has been at the forefront of providing audience members with plenty of noteworthy female characters who are more than capable of enhancing the projects that they’re attached to.