PRINCESS LEIA AND THE MEXICAN REVOLUTION?
Princess Leia was brought up in a noble household in a galaxy far, far away. But she dedicated herself to the downfall of the established regime, by force if necessary.
To most of us she is most famous for her iconic hair style. The twin ‘cinnamon bun’ look is handy for keeping your ears warm on chilly planets like Hoth.
In 1977, George Lucas was on the hunt for a distinctive look for Leia. He was inspired by Mexican fashions in the early 20th Century, but women there mostly wore their hair long.
Except for Clara de la Rocha. She was a revolutionary hero and guerilla fighter who became a colonel during the 1910 Mexican Revolution and fought in several battles.