Day 22 – Rabé and Eirtaé
Today I’m taking a closer look at two of Queen Amidala’s handmaidens in The Phantom Menace, Rabé and Eirtaé. Yesterday I focused on Sabé and gave a primer on Naboo handmaidens if you need one.
Rabe and Eirtaé, along with Sabé, are the three handmaidens that accompany Queen Amidala to Coruscant midway through The Phantom Menace. Amidala’s other two main handmaidens, Saché and Yané, are only seen in the Naboo scenes. Eirtaé was played by actress Friday “Liz” Wilson and Rabé was played by Cristina da Silva.
Here’s Eirtaé (below left) in Theed Palace on Naboo.
Rabé (below right) is one of the rare handmaidens who has a few lines of dialogue in the prequel films.
It’s much easier to identify handmaidens without their hoods on (which intentionally obscure their identities). From left to right – Rabé, Eirtaé, Anakin, Sabé (as the Queen’s decoy), and Padmé (in disguise).
Eirtaé (with brown hair) and Rabé also make appearances in the young readers book Queen in Disguise as well as several other books from The Phantom Menace.
Rabé fans can also try and get their hands on this action figure.
Tomorrow I’m focusing on Padmé’s handmaidens Saché and Yané.
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