Captain Phasma. Captain Phasma is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise, portrayed by English actress Gwendoline Christie. Introduced in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), the first film in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, Phasma is the commander of the First Order's force of stormtroopers.
George Lucas always intended for female stormtroopers in the Star Wars universe, as far back as 1977. This news might come as a surprise to
This anonymous stormtrooper was the first female stormtrooper in Star Wars canon, though Jes Gistang is the first female stormtrooper to be named.