Pernilla August (born Mia Pernilla Hertzman-Ericson ; 13 February 1958) is a Swedish actress, director and script-writer. Being one of Sweden's leading actors and 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. Her international career includes the role of Shmi Skywalker in the Star Wars prequel trilogy.
August started acting during her childhood in theatre and at school. Her professional acting career started in 1975 when acclaimed director Roy Ande Read his whole biography