29 Celebrities you did not know starred in Star Wars

These celebs had small roles or cameos in George Lucas’ space opera franchise

Keira Knightley

29 Celebrities you did not know starred in Star Wars 1

Years before achieving global stardom for her role as Elizabeth Swann in the 2003 fantasy swashbuckler film Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Keira Knightley played Queen Padmé Amidala’s handmaiden Sabé in The Phantom Menace.

Due to her strong resemblance to Queen Amidala, Knightley’s Sabé was handpicked by Captain Quarsh Panaka (Hugh Quarshie) of the Royal Naboo Security Forces. Along with Queen Amidala’s other handmaidens, Sabé was trained to serve as both an attendant and a bodyguard. But as the most important member of her group, Sabé was the first in line to take the queen’s place in times of crisis as a decoy. For most of the movie, Sabé posed as the Queen of Naboo.