Day 154 – Mon Mothma

Mon Mothma

At various points in her life Mon Mothma served as a senator, the leader of the Rebel Alliance, and Chancellor of the New Republic. She debuted in Return of the Jedi and has since appeared in numerous Star Wars productions including films, TV series, books, and comics.

Caroline Blakinston played Mon Mothma in Return of the Jedi. Genevieve O’Reilly played her in Revenge of the Sith (the scenes were deleted from the final cut), Rogue One, and she voiced Mon Mothma in a few episodes of Star Wars Rebels. Actress Kath Soucie voiced Mon Mothma in the TV series The Clone Wars.

Some of the canon books you can find Mon Mothma in include Rebel Rising, Lost Stars, Leia, Princess of Alderaan, Moving Target, and the Aftermath trilogy. Mon Mothma has also appeared in several issues of the Star Wars main comic series and several episodes of the non-canon TV series The Freemaker Adventures.

Here’s a video explaining a bit of Mon Mothma’s history from Star Wars Explained. (note that this video is from 2016 so it’s missing the more recent content, but it’s still a good overview of her life).

Check out the entire list of women in 365 Days of Star Wars Women in the Women in Star Wars Index. It includes highlights from each post plus notes which posts include new 365 interviews with actresses, writers, artists, and more.

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  1. Maggie Nowakowska says:

    So glad to see/hear more on Mon Mothma! I wish that there were more written specifically about her, how she managed to survive as a Senator under Palpatine’s eye — did he dismiss her because she was a woman and of Padme’s generation? — then running the Rebellion with Bail Organa, and after Bail and Alderaan died. On the other hand, not having a lot written about her gives fans a lot of room to make up their own stories about her courage, her cunning, and who she was as a person — which is one of the joys of Star Wars, the ability to fill in our own SW universe with our imaginations.

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