Trisha Noble, Star Wars actress and pop star, dies at 76

Marni Dixit
·Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
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Australian actress and pop singer Trisha Noble has died at the age of 76 following an 18-month battle with mesothelioma, a tumour caused by inhaled asbestos fibres, according to the Daily Mail.

The star, who was known for playing Jobal Naberrie in Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones and Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, passed away on January 23.

Australian actress and pop singer Trisha Noble has died at the age of 76. Photo: Getty
Australian actress and pop singer Trisha Noble has died at the age of 76. Photo: Getty

Trisha's Star Wars character was mother to Natalie Portman's Padme Amidala.

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Born and raised in Marrickville, Sydney, Trisha previously used the name Patricia, Ann Noble and kickstarted her career on Aussie show Bandstand, where her songs Busy Lips and Good Looking Boy were popular with viewers.

The singer and actress won Best Female Singer of the Year at the Logie Awards in 1961 and she later moved to the UK after signing a record deal with Columbia Records.

The singer and actress won Best Female Singer of the Year at the Logie Awards in 1961 and later found success in both the UK and US. Photo: Getty
The singer and actress won Best Female Singer of the Year at the Logie Awards in 1961 and later found success in both the UK and US. Photo: Getty

While in the UK, her acting career also blossomed and she starred in Carry On Camping, Danger Man and Death of a Woman.

Following this success, she moved to the US, changed her name to Trisha and nabbed roles in The Rockford Files, Columbo and Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.

Trisha returned home in 2007 to star in the stage production of Pippin in her home city.

More recently she starred as Miss Jacobs/Mrs Crown in the 2017 production of Ladies in Black.

The star came from a family of entertainers, her dad was Australian comedian Clarence 'Buster' Noble and her mum was singer and dancer Helen De Paul.

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