The force is strong among Jedi warriors here in the Cowboy State. However, at least one Wyoming woman has turned to the dark side. Did you know that Darth Vader's wife was born and raised in Cheyenne?

Her name is Cecilia Hart and after growing up in the Capital City, she launched a successful acting career, starring in the CBS crime drama 'Paris'. Hart also made cameo appearances in several popular television series, including 'Three's Company', 'MacGyver', 'Charles in Charge' and 'Law and Order'.

In 1981, Hart met and fell in love with legendary actor James Earl Jones, whose depiction of Darth Vader helped 'Star Wars' become the highest grossing movie franchise in history. The couple married in 1982 and have been together ever since. They have one child, Flynn Earl Jones.

Of course, Darth Vader isn't the only iconic Star Wars character with Wyoming ties. Han Solo himself (Harrison Ford) also calls the Cowboy State home (he owns a ranch in Jackson).

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