Name: Shmi Skywalker
Played by: Pernilla August
Species: Human
Status: Anakin's Mother, Slave
Age: Unknown
Height: Unknown
Sex: Female
Homeworld: Tatooine
Political Affiliation: Tatooine Slave
Weapon of Choice: Unknown
Vehicle of Choice: Unknown
Quote: "Anakin, this path has been placed before you. The choice is yours alone."
Shmi Skywalker

The Facts

The Star Wars Insider #34 told us that Anakin's mother, named Shmi Skywalker, would be played by Swedish actress Pernilla August. In that same issue Rick McCallum commented on Pernilla saying, "She has all the dignity and power that you could ever want for the role of Anakin's mother." Eventually, as we see in the trailer, Anakin must leave his mother on Tatooine. Presumably she lives to see Episode 2.

Adam Leach just sent us some scans from the British Star Wars magazine. Click on the thumbnails to view a larger version.

• A pic of Shmi and Anakin Skywalker (not the one that we've all seen already, but a different one). Too bad the background is so blurry, I'd love to see what all that is behind them!

The picture below, from the official site, shows Shmi and Anakin at the dinner table:

Lucasfilm registered the domain name The official Star Wars site as of May 1998 confirmed that Anakin's mother will be named Shmi Skywalker, as we have been reported.

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Shmi Skywalker

Spy Reports

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Delta informed us that Shmi would be present during the Pod Race scenes in the Mos Espa Arena.

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An unnamed source confirmed that Anakin and his mother are slaves owned by Watto on Tatooine.