Pernilla August (Swedish pronunciation: [pæˈɳɪ̂lːa ˈǎʊɡɵst] (listen); born Mia Pernilla Hertzman-Ericson) is a Swedish actress, director and screenwriter. Being one of Sweden's leading actresses and a longtime collaborator with director Ingmar Bergman, she won the Best Actress Award at the 1992 Cannes Film Festival for her role in his The Best Intentions. She is best known internationally for portraying Shmi Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace and Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones.
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