When the Star Wars prequel trilogy began, Queen Padmé Amidala, played by 16-year-old Natalie Portman, shook the world. The trilogy’s marketing campaign included striking images of the exalted Queen Amidala wearing the royal regalia and a porcelain painted face.
To this day, Padmé remains a powerful force across the Star Wars universe. But did you know a real-life murdered Mongolian queen inspired Padmé’s costumes?
Padme Amidala’s outfits and their links to Mongolian Queen Genepil
In Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, Padmé addresses the Senate, appealing to them to save her people. Portman wore a thick, red velvet gown with embossed roses and a…