Day 18 – Gardulla the Hutt

Gardulla the Hutt

Gardulla the Hutt, whose full name is Gardulla Besadii the Elder, was a female Hutt crime lord who lived on Tatooine. She appeared in The Phantom Menace and was also featured in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars episode “Hunt for Ziro.”

Before the events of The Phantom Menace Gardulla purchased Anakin and Shmi Skywalker as slaves and then later lost them in a bet to Watto. Gardulla is seen in The Phantom Menace briefly in Jabba the Hutt’s box during the podrace where Anakin won his freedom from Watto. In “Hunt for Ziro” Gardulla interacted with Jedi Masters Obi-Wan Kenobi and Quinlan Vos. She was voiced by Nika Futterman who was profiled on this site on Day 17.

There’s a lot more Gardulla to be found in Legends materials. Gardulla appeared in the novel Darth Plagueis, several books in the young reader Episode I Adventure series, and in a few Star Wars comics.

Find out more about Gardulla the Hutt on her Wookieepedia page.

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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