Marjorie Eaton (February 5, 1901April 21, 1986) was an American actress and painter[1] who portrayed Emperor Palpatine in the pre-DVD version of the second Star Wars film, The Empire Strikes Back.[2]

Eaton was the earliest born actor to appear in a Star Wars production.


Year Title Contribution(s) Notes
1980 Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back Emperor Palpatine Portrayed Palpatine before 2004, when the film was edited to include Ian McDiarmid.

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Eaton as Emperor Palpatine in the pre-DVD version of The Empire Strikes Back

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Marjorie Eaton - Artist Biography for Marjorie Eaton. askart.com. askART. Archived from the original on March 24, 2019.
  2. Though Elaine Baker is credited in The Making of The Empire Strikes Back as being the actress who appears in the final film, a twitter post (screenshot) by Lucasfilm Story Group's Pablo Hidalgo suggests the information in the book is incorrect, making Eaton (credited in the book as doing the test shots) the one who appears in the film.

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