Trisha Noble, the actress who portrayed the mother of Padmé Amidala in deleted scenes from Attack of the Clones and Padme’s funeral scene in Revenge of the Sith has passed away. A popular singer in her native Australia, she moved to the UK in the early 60’s and appeard in Carry On Camping, Danger Man and Death of a Woman and built a successful career that led her to the galaxy far, far away in 2000 when she filmed her Episode 2 scenes. She was 76.
Trisha Noble’s passing came after a prolonged bout with mesothelioma. Playing her part in George Lucas’ epic space opera, Trisha Noble was deleted from 2002’s Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, but could still be seen a Jobal Naberrie in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith during Padme’s funeral proceedings at the end of the film. However, Ms. Noble’s true claim to fame was her singing career in her native Australia, as well as guest appearances on several hit TV shows in the United States.
Throughout her career, Trisha Noble was known as a recording artist throughout the ‘60s, with six albums and several hit singles rising through the Australian charts. 1965 changed Noble’s career trajectory, when her part in the BBC program The Snowball started her down the path of acting appearances. Among the many shows that made up her impressive resume were the espionage thriller Danger Man, the sci-fi adventure Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, and The Mary Tyler Moore Show, just to name a few.