Star Wars actress and 60s popstar Trisha Noble dies aged 76

Star Wars actress and singer Trisha Noble has died aged 76.

The Australian star died on January 23, days before her 77th birthday.

According to the Daily Mail, Noble died following an 18-month battle with mesothelioma, a tumour caused by inhaled asbestos fibres.

A teenage popstar in the 1960s, Noble, then working under the name Patsy Ann, had hits with songs including Good Looking Boy after making a number of appearances on Bandstand. 

After moving to the UK in 1962, she went on to release covers of classics including Over The Rainbow and Moon River, and began acting in 1965.

Noble appeared in BBC’s The Snowball before landing the lead in the film Death Is A Woman, followed by a role in Carry On Camping.

In the 70s, she relocated to the US, where she appeared on TV shows including Columbo, The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Rockford Files. 

She landed on ongoing role on the police drama Strike Force, and when the show was cancelled, she moved back to Australia where she focused on theatre acting, going on to star in shows including Pippen and Leader of the Pack.

However, in the noughties, she appeared in one of the biggest films of the decade, as she took the small role of Jobal Naberrie, the mother of Padmé Amidala (Natalie Portman) in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.

Noble had also filmed a part for Episode II: Attack of the Clones, but her scenes were eventually cut from the final movie, although they were included on the DVD release.

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