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Natalie Portman

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

19 May, 1999

Portman plays Padmé Amidala in the first prequel to the Star Wars franchise. The film revolves around the life of young Anakin Skywalker, who in his later years would become Darth Vader. The actress also signs for the next two Star Wars installments:

It was much harder than I expected. We worked long days. We were in the desert a long time. And I had to wear not the greatest costumes. People have done harder things for money. But it wasn’t the breeze I thought it would be.

Star Wars Episode 1 The Phantom Menace Trailer #1