Oola was a green Twi'lek slave dancer in Jabba the Hutt's palace. Shortly before a disguised Leia Organa arrived with a seemingly captured Wookiee named Chewbacca, Oola performed a dance for Jabba. Enraptured, Jabba attempted to pull Oola closer to him. She struggled, and Jabba dropped her through a trapdoor, where she was eaten by his pet rancor.
Born to a clan chieftain on her species' homeworld of Ryloth, Oola was a green-skinned female Twi'lek. She devoted herself to dancing, and was trained at a celebrated school. When given the opportunity to choose between two careers, Oola decided to take her chance on Tatooine, a desert planet controlled by the Hutts.
Around the time of the Battle of Endor, Oola served as the slave girl of the Hutt crime lord Jabba Desilijic Tiure in his Tatooinian palace. She was forced to wear skimpy fishnet garments that did little to provide her modesty and wore a collar and chain around her neck.
Oola made her final dance shortly before the arrival of Leia Organa and Chewbacca, to the music of the Max Rebo Band. When Jabba began pressing the Twi'lek slave for more than just dance, Oola pulled on her chain in defiance, arguing against Jabba. In retaliation, Jabba lured her with the chain over the trapdoor beneath his dais, watching as she fell into the Rancor pit. Oola was unable to defend herself as she was eaten alive by Jabba's carnivorous pet, and her screams echoed throughout the palace.
Behind the scenesEdit
Oola was portrayed by Femi Taylor in Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi. Taylor returned to shoot new scenes featuring Oola in the 1997 re-release of the film as well. Unknown to most people, in the regular version of the film, when Oola attempts to get away from Jabba, her top falls, and she accidentaly flashes the audience. This was editied in the letterbox version.
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- (First identified as Oola)
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