Femi Taylor

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Femi Taylor
OccupationActress, dancer
Years active1980–present
Partner(s)Claus Skytte Kamper
RelativesBenedict Taylor (brother)

Femi Taylor is a Nigerian-born British dancer and actress best known for portraying Jabba the Hutt's Twi'lek slave dancer Oola in the 1983 motion picture Return of the Jedi.[1]


Taylor portrayed the slave dancer Oola in Return of the Jedi, the last film of the original trilogy. She reprised the part fourteen years later, filming new scenes for the 1997 Special Edition release, and was the only performer from the original to do so. Because of this role, she appears at science fiction and Star Wars conventions around the world.

Taylor was cast as Tantomile in the 1981 original London production of the musical Cats, during which she learned she had been cast as Oola for Return of the Jedi. She appeared in the 1998 TV movie version of Cats as Exotica, a character that was created specially for her and exclusively for the film.

Personal life[edit]

Her brother, Benedict Taylor, played fighter pilot Bravo 2 in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace.[citation needed]

Femi lives in Odense, Denmark, has two children and is married to Claus Skytte Kamper.



Year Title Role Notes
1980 The Apple Dancer
1983 Return of the Jedi Oola Reprised the role in 1997 to film additional scenes for the special edition
1987 Playing Away Masie
1990 A Kink in the Picasso Nadia
1991 Flirting Letitia Adjewa
1998 Cats Exotica


Year Title Role Notes
1984 Miracles Take Longer Tracy Benedict 2 episodes
1986 The Bill Nurse Episode: Loan Shark
Screenplay Linda Episode: Drums Along Balmoral Drive


  1. ^ Matt Forbeck (2011). Star Wars vs. Star Trek: Could the Empire kick the Federation's ass? And other galaxy-shaking enigmas. Adams Media. p. 34. ISBN 9781440525773.

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