The costume has gained a huge fan following since the release of Return of the Jedi. Hundreds of female fans wear home-made and store-bought versions of the costume at science fiction conventionsmany of whom post pictures of themselves on the popular fansiteLeia's Metal Bikini. The costume has also made several pop culture appearances outside of the Star Wars universe, such as when it was worn by Jennifer Aniston in the television sitcom Friendsby Yvonne Strahovski in the TV show Chuckand Kristen Bell in Fanboys.
Please refresh the page and retry. H owever there was a narrative behind that bikini which meant it was imbued with a more empowering message than some of those sultry film stills might suggest. And then I took it off.
Inarguably, Carrie Fisher is best known for her role as Princess Leia. And in Return of the Jedi, the Star Wars actress wore a gold costume that left quite the impression on audience members — and especially Fisher herself. Here are seven facts you never knew about the gold bikini from Star Wars because there was a lot going on behind the scenes, if you will, when it comes to that particular outfit.
Skip to content. So we can't weed that out of our brains — that's just kind of part of being human," says Ars Technica editor Annalee Newitz. Washington Post columnist Alyssa Rosenberghowever, says she sees "Slave Leia" as something of a feminist icon.
Leia captured by Jabba the Hutt in "Return of the Jedi. The "Star Wars" movies generally aren't very controversial, but there's one part of "Episode VI - Return of the Jedi" that still raises eyebrows. It's in regard to Princess Leia and the late Carrie Fisher, the actress who played her and who died last December.
DEMI Rose proudly shows off her incredible figure in a gold bikini. The year-old slipped into a skimpy metallic two-piece on a photoshoot as part of her new campaign for fashion label Oh Polly. The model was pictured playing with her long brunette tresses in the string bikini, which she accessorised with a pair of gold hoops.
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In 's Return of the JediPrincess Leia, played by thenyear-old Carrie Fisher, is taken prisoner by Jabba the Hutt, made his slave and forced to wear a gold bikini. So when Rolling Stone ran an article on Fisher and the film, a beach was the obvious place to showcase both the cast and Fisher's interstellar swimwear we're guessing. And a beatbox.
Carrie Fisher was an insecure year-old when she appeared as Princess Leia in the first Star Wars movie, a role that would come to define her career. She tells Fresh Air 's Terry Gross that despite becoming romantically involved with her older, married co-star, Harrison Ford, she often felt isolated on set. Instead, Fisher began recording her thoughts and experiences in a journal.