4:40pm PT by Aaron Couch
Which 'Star Wars' Icons Are Among Hollywood's 50 Favorite Female Characters?
Star Wars boasts some of the most popular movie characters of all time, so it's no surprise that when The Hollywood Reporter surveyed members of the entertainment industry about their favorite female film characters, two from a galaxy far, far away came to mind.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens protagonist Rey (Daisy Ridley) came in at No. 14 on Hollywood's 50 Favorite Female Characters list, with Ridley telling THR, "I hadn't properly read the script before I was cast, so getting to see Rey on the page for the first time was incredible."
Natalie Portman's Padme from the Star Wars prequels didn't make the cut, but Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) nearly topped the list, coming in at No. 2 overall. (She was ranked No. 2 for female voters and No. 6 for male voters.)
"I was something women and men could agree on," Fisher fittingly wrote in her just-published memoir, The Princess Diarist. "They didn't like me in the same way, but they liked me with the same intensity, and we were all fine with the other sex liking me, too. Isn't that weird?"
As for Hollywood's other groundbreaking sci-fi franchise? No one from Star Trek made the list. To find out who topped the princess turned general (and where classics such as Alien's Ripley and Buffy Summers rank), read the entire list here.