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A Guide To The Great American Pastime Of Celebrities Dressing As Princess Leia

By 01.27.14

Yvonne Strahovski on Chuck

Yvonne Strahovski

At one point during Chuck’s five-season run on NBC, I wanted to write thousands of words about why Chuck was the most average-but-fun show on TV that nobody was watching. But then, I realized that nobody would have read that unless I just wrote “Yvonne Strahovski” a million times until my fingers curled up into useless balls of skin and bones. But like any good show that was about a “geek” living a double life, Strahovski’s Agent Sarah Walker wouldn’t have been doing her job if she didn’t show up to a party dressed as Slave Leia.

(Remember what I said about ranking all of the Leia costumes? This would be my No. 1. Yes, this is pure pandering for the sake of ratings, but if Yvonne Strahovski wanted to dress like Jaba the Hutt instead, I’d probably rank her as the No. 1 Jaba, too.)

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AnnaLynne McCord on 90210

AnnaLynne McCord

I barely ever watched the original Beverly Hills 90210, so I never watched the updated version on The CW, but while I was compiling this list, I discovered that the very lovely AnnaLynne McCord had dressed as Slave Leia for an episode and I’d be a big, old jerk if I didn’t include her in the fun.

(Image via the CW)

The Deal or No Deal Models

Deal or No Deal

NBC’s once-prominent game show Deal or No Deal was the perfect fit for a Star Wars-themed episode, because it allowed Howie Mandel to wear decorative gloves so he didn’t have to touch anyone, and it far more importantly let all of the models dress up as Slave Leia. The fact that NBC doesn’t have a treasury of pictures and videos from this one episode on its website still is proof enough of the network’s incompetence.

(Image via NBC)

Adrianne Curry

Adrianne Curry as Leia

I don’t know what Adrianne Curry does for a living, but I know that she shows up to Comic-Con each year in sexy costumes that make all of the fanboys have to sit down for 20 minutes at a time. I’d argue that despite her best efforts – and she does a really great job – Curry still isn’t the sexiest woman showing off her cosplay in San Diego, but when it comes to Slave Leia, you have to admire her ability to really take on the role.

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Alessandra Torresani

I’m admittedly an ignorant n00b when it comes to the fascination with Battlestar Galactica, so I’m clearly not an expert on the spin-off prequel Caprica that only lasted one season on SyFy. And if I looked to this parody video to learn more about the show, I’d be screwed, but it does have Caprica’s Alessandra Torresani dressed as Slave Leia, so I’m now upset that her show didn’t get another chance.

Allie Haze in Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody

Allie Haze as Leia

There really weren’t many SFW options to put here, but even the porn industry has celebrated Leia’s many costumes (more than just in this porn parody, I’m sure). This adult film in particular, which starred Allie Haze as Leia, earned the actress significant acclaim from her peers, as she was nominated for Best Actress at the 2013 AVN Awards, and she won Best Actress honors at both the XBIZ and XCritic Fans Choice Awards shows. But obviously you already knew that.

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Melissa Joan Hart

Melissa Joan Hart as Leia

I don’t know why Melissa Joan Hart dressed up as Slave Leia many years ago, but I don’t really care. All I know is that if this picture existed in poster form, 12-year old Burnsy would have had at least three of them up in his bedroom.

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