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Star Wars

Princess Leia's gold bikini is up for sale. If you're into that sort of thing

Impress your friends by investing in a sparkly item of swimwear from a long time ago, in a galaxy far far away.

QUICK, SOMEONE TELL Ross from Friends (what do you mean he’s not a real person?)…

The gold bikini worn by Princess Leia when she was enslaved by Jabba the Hutt in Return of the Jedi is up for auction.

If you’re interested in investing in a 32-year-old item of alien movie leisureware, make sure you have some change handy – it’s expected to fetch around $120,000 when it goes under the hammer on 1 October in California, at auction house ‘Profiles in History’.

You can check out the full catalogue here:


The scenes in question in the 1983 film were the stuff of fantasy for a generation of young men (as we learned from that famous ‘Friends’ episode).

This was Carrie Fisher’s take on her character’s portrayal in the movie, in a Rolling Stone interview from the time:

In Return of the Jedi, she gets to be more feminine, more supportive, more affectionate. But let’s not forget that these movies are basically boys’ fantasies. So the other way they made her more female in this one was to have her take off her clothes.

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