While a huge number of notable female characters don't exist in the movies, the expanded "Star Wars" universe, depicted in associated comics, novels and animation shows, has introduced several other personalities to the franchise.
The Star Wars Trilogy is famed for being a real mans world. There are only about six female characters, only three of them have actual dialogue, and one of them is an enslaved lap dancer who dies after one scene.
10. Aunt Beru. Via starwars.wikia.com.
This list of characters from the Star Wars franchise contains only characters that are considered part of Star Wars canon. Many of the characters originally listed below were created for the original extended universe now called Legends.
With the names of actresses like Rooney Mara, Felicity Jones and Tatiana Maslany coming up as possible leads for one of the standalone films, we thought it would be as a good a time as any to come up with 5 female Star Wars characters on which the first film could focus.
Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, calls on movie industry to do more for women and fuels speculation that character Rey is scion of Skywalker family.
As great a character as Leia was, however, she was functionally the lone representative of the female gender in a larger Star Wars universe where every other character moving the plot forward was a man.
After the exciting release of the Rogue One trailer, there was an unfortunate minority out there complaining about the emphasis on female characters in both that trailer (which focused on Jyn Erso, played by Felicity Jones) and in The Force Awakens.
The purpose of the tournament is to pit Star Wars characters against each other and bring the community together to vote for fan favorites.
Instead, the anonymous source told the website sweatpantsandcoffee.com, toymakers were “specifically directed” to exclude Rey from Star Wars merchandise, due to fears the products featuring female characters would not appeal to young boys.