Day 191 – Ackmena

Ackmena

Ackmena in The Star Wars Holiday Special (left) and the cover of From a Certain Point of View (right).

Ackmena was a bartender in Chalmun’s Cantina in Mos Eisley in two stories in From a Certain Point of View, The Star Wars Holiday Special, and the book Fate of the Jedi: Allies by Christie Golden. Legendary actress Bea Arthur played Ackmena in The Star Wars Holiday Special – which was both Ackmena and Arthur’s first Star Wars appearance.

Ackmena jumped from Legends to canon Star Wars when she appeared in “The Kloo Horn Cantina Caper” written by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Matt Fraction and was mentioned in “We Don’t Serve Their Kind Here” written by Chuck Wendig – both stories from the anthology From a Certain Point of View.

You can find Ackmena about one hour and eight minutes into The Star Wars Holiday Special shown below.

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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