Who is Aayla Secura from the prequels?

Dec 19, 2019
Ayala Secura in Revenge of the Sith
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Which actress played Aayla Secura in Star Wars prequels?

As usual, we are going to play the sex sells card on this one as it seems the only reason people visit In a far away galaxy is to look for pictures of Princess Leia in a certain slave bikini. Or Oola.

Aayala Secura - she's become a bit of a fan favourite with those who actually enjoy the Star Wars prequels (you could call these people the silent majority if you will). So who is she, what makes the blue Twi'lek tick and who plays her in the movies?

Let's start with her official bio from the Star Wars website:

'With an athletic build, an exotic beauty, and blue skin, Aayla Secura stood out among the many faces of the Jedi ranks. A cunning warrior and Jedi Knight during the rise of the Clone Wars, Aayla fought alongside Clone Commander Bly on many exotic battlefields. Having mastered the emotional detachment necessary in the Jedi Order, she always tried to pass on what she had learned to others.'

Which is nice and all but most fans first met Aayla in Attack of the Clones.

So did George Lucas create this Jedi?

No, he did not.

Aayla Secura was first brought into the Star Wars saga by Dark Horse Comics as part of the expanded Star Wars universe. George Lucas took a liking to the character and decided to use her and she was added to the script of Attack of the Clones near the end of the writing process.

I heard she died. Is this true?

Yes, she died in the events of Order 66 on Felucia where her Clones turned on her and shot her from behind. You can catch this in Revenge of the Sith.

Her Force ghost turned up as a voice to urge on Rey during her confrontation with Darth Sidious / Palpatine in The Rise of Skywalker along with Ashoka, Yoda, Mace Windu, Anakin and several others.

Who played Aayla Secura?

Amy Allen played Aayala Secura
Amy Allen played Aayla in Attack of the Clones and Sith 

Amy Allen played the character. Amy was part of the production crew for many films and wound up working at Lucasfilm. This work was parlayed into playing an extra in The Phantom Menace as a Twi-lek. Come time for someone to play this new character in Attack of the Clones, Amy was called on.

Amy Allen also appears in three different guises during the Outlander Club sequence in Attack of the Clones. She was filmed during principal photography standing near the video screens in one outfit, and digitally cloned by ILM to appear in two different places at the same time. These 'two' characters were later identified as twins Mya and Yma Nalle. 

During later pickup shots Amy appeared behind Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen as they discuss the changeling, wearing a hat and thick braids. This patron was later named Lela Mayn.

Just goes to show it's all about who you know in Hollywood.

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Is Aayla the sexiest Twi-lek to have appeared in a Star Wars movie?

She may be but some might argue that Oola is...

Fans love Aayla and the best way to show Star Wars love is to do cosplay!

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Aayla Secura cosplay babe

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