|Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), Return of the Jedi;|
Note: We're gonna talk a lot about metal bikinis in this post, so it's slightly NSFW, at least any work where people would frown on seeing a lot of metal bikinis.
1. The Slave Leia costume was introduced because Carrie Fisher complained about the boring costumes she wore in A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back. Fisher reportedly said you couldn't tell she was a woman in them.
2. The Slave Leia costume was actually worn by two people in the cast: actress Carrie Fisher and her stuntwoman Tracy Eddon.
3. The costume was created by costumer designers Aggie Guerard Rodgers and Nilo Rodis-Jamero, and constructed with help from Industrial Light and Magic.
|Original Concept Art, Source: The Art of Return of the Jedi (Del Rey Books/1994)|
|Egyptian Queen by Frank Franzetta, Source: Frankfranzetta.org|
|Source: Return of the Jedi (Lucasarts)|
7. The original design called for twenty five yards of fabric that would flow throughout the palace, but they couldn't get it to work.
8. The moldmaker assigned to make the mold of Fisher's torso got so excited about it that they gave the assignment to someone else.
9. Before filming, Fisher was shown the concept design, and it frightened her into increasing her exercise routine to tone her body for the shoot. She believes that was the point of showing her the drawings.
|Concept Art, Source: Aggie Guirard Rodgers|
|Source: Star Wars Archives|
12. Despite Lucas' intentions, Fisher was apparently not happy about the Slave Leia costume. She later called it "what supermodels will eventually wear in the seventh ring of hell."
13. The Kenner toy company created many action figures of Princess Leia, but never made one for Slave Leia, because they thought it was too risque.
14. The first official Slave Leia toy wasn't released until 1997, as "Jabba's Prisoner" in Hasbro's Power of the Force collection.
|Source: Entertainment Earth|
|Jennifer Aniston, Friends; Source: NBC|
|Yvonne Strahovski, Chuck; Source: NBC|
|Kirsten Bell, Fanboys|
UPDATE: Carrie Fisher fact-checked this article! Check out the rundown
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