Oola was a twi'lek dancer in Jabba the Hutt's Palace. Like every twi'lek, Oola was from the planet Ryloth. Oola was tricked into coming to Jabba's palace by Bib Fortuna and Jerris Rudd who had convinced her she would live a life full of luxury, but instead she was to be delivered as a gift for Jabba.
On their way to Jabba's Palace, Luke Skywalker ran into them and attempted to set Oola and Sienn free. Luke managed killed Rudd and rescue Sienn, but Oola wanted to see what Palace life was like, naively thinking she would be able to leave at any time. Little did she know that it wouldn't be what she expected. Fortuna took Oola, and succeeded in giving her to Jabba.
Instead of being given the customary veils she usually put on, Oola was given a flimsy net costume to wear, which was easy to see through and was loosely held together by narrow leather strips. Jabba was immediately enamored with her, and chained her by the neck to his throne as his personal property and slave girl. Oola was forced to dance for him, as well as give pleasure when the depraved crimelord beckoned, but she was determined to escape from her horrible existence, one way or another.
Behind The Scenes
British dancer and actress Femi Taylor was cast in the role of Oola in Return of the Jedi, Femi stated in a interview that she was going to have a larger part to play in the film, "Originally Oola had quite a bit to do. I was setting the scene for Carrie Fisher. Richard Marquand showed me the storyboards. Oola was going to escape, run away and meet her destiny. Unfortunately the budget did not allow the character to go that far."