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Breha Organa
Biographical information
Homeworld

Alderaan[1]

Died

0 BBY, Alderaan[2]

Physical description
Species

Human[1]

Gender

Female[1]

Hair color

Black[1]

Eye color

Brown[1]

Skin color

Light[1]

Chronological and political information
Era(s)
Affiliation

Breha Organa was the queen and Minister of Education of Alderaan until her death with the Destruction of Alderaan by the Galactic Empire.

Contents

Biography

Breha was a member of the influential Alderaanian House of Antilles. She was considered Queen of Alderaan after her marriage to Prince Bail Organa.[3]

Breha and her husband had many difficulties in producing a child and heir. She had at least two miscarriages, the last being in 21 BBY. After that, her doctors informed her that another attempt to conceive would probably kill her.[4]

Breha holds her newly adopted daughter Leia.

In 19 BBY, she and her husband adopted Leia Amidala Skywalker, the newborn daughter of Anakin Skywalker and Padmé Amidala. Through adoption, Leia became Princess Leia Organa.[1]

A short time later, in 18 BBY, Breha exiled her own sister Deara Antilles from Alderaan, after she learned that Deara had sought to expose Leia's Force-sensitive like reflexes to the agents of the Galactic Empire.[5]

Soon after the formation of the Empire, she and Bail also adopted the orphaned Winter when both Winter's parents, Bail's former senatorial aide Sheltay Retrac and an unknown Alderaanian artist, died.

Queen Breha also served as the Minister of Education[6] and it is unknown if she died or not in the destruction of Alderaan in 0 BBY based on Leia's recollections of "mother" some years later.[2] Conversely, there is some evidence to suggest she may have died or divorced her husband when Leia was a child, as Leia spoke of being raised by Bail Organa's three sisters (Tia, Rouge, and Celly, whom she described as "three redoubtable dowagers" who "made her girlhood an intermittent burden"), rather than by any wife of Bail Organa.[7]

Behind the scenes

Breha Organa was portrayed by Rebecca Jackson Mendoza in Revenge of the Sith.

Breha's costume was originally going to be made of velvet, but the fabric was changed so that it would not be too dark.[8]

In the rough draft of Star Wars, "Queen Breha" was the name given to the mother of the fourteen-year-old Princess Leia, and wife of King Kayos of Aquilae.[9][10]

The theory that Breha died before the destruction of Alderaan is supported by Return of the Jedi, when Leia states that she was "very young", as opposed to an infant or newborn, when her mother died. If Leia did not know she was adopted, then Breha would be the 'mother' she refers to.

According to What's The Story? author Aidan Hennessy, his Databank entry for Pello Scrambas was supposed to indicate that Breha and Bail's marriage was arranged by Jorus C'baoth to end the Alderaan Ascendancy Contention.[11]

Appearances

  • The Clone Wars: Wild Space (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars Republic 61: Dead Ends (Indirect mention only)
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (First appearance)
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith comic
  • Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader
  • The Last of the Jedi: The Desperate Mission (Indirect mention only)
  • The Last of the Jedi: Master of Deception
  • Star Wars 53: The Last Gift From Alderaan! (First mentioned) (Indirect mention only)
  • Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi novel (Indirect mention only)
  • Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor (Indirect mention only)
  • Dark Force Rising (Indirect mention only) (as "mother")
  • Before the Storm (Indirect mention only)
  • Omen (Indirect mention only)

Sources

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
  2. 2.0 2.1 Star Wars 53: The Last Gift From Alderaan!
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Star Wars Chronicles: The Prequels
  4. Star Wars Republic 61: Dead Ends
  5. The Last of the Jedi: Master of Deception
  6. Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi novel
  7. Children of the Jedi
  8. StarWars.com Homing Beacon #161 - Revenge's Royalty on StarWars.com (backup link on Archive.org)
  9.  Leia Organa Solo in the Databank
  10. The Making of Star Wars: The Definitive Story Behind the Original Film
  11.  "Pello Scrambas...uh....Scambras....whatever - Behind the Scenes" - "Do Nautolans Dream of Aquatic Sheep?", Aidan Hennessy's StarWars.com Blog

See also

External links

 Organa, Breha in the Completely Unofficial Star Wars Encyclopedia

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