Padme Amidala played an intrinsic role in galactic events as they unfolded in the Star Wars Prequels. In the Phantom Menace we meet her as the elected queen of Naboo. Her bravado in defending her planet against the Trade Federation Blockade set in motion the events of the movie and of course leads to meeting a young Anakin Skywalker. By the time we reach Attack of the Clones, Anakin is all grown up and Padme the two begin a whirlwind romance. By the time of Revenge of the Sith, they are married in secret to Anakin, and we bear witness to the birth of her twin children and her unfortunate passing.