Taffy Dale is a supporting protagonist in the sci-fi/comedy film, Mars Attacks!.

She was portrayed by Natalie Portman who also played Padmé Amidala in the prequel trilogy of Star Wars.

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Taffy is the daughter of the President and Marsha Dale. She is very passive and doesn't really seem to live happily as a riches' daughter. She keeps this neutral attitude even when the Martians arrive on Earth but manages to survive until their death.

History

She appears at the start of the film as her mother criticizes several fabrics and they don't seem to get along well. When the President delivers a speech about the Martians who could be very smart, Taffy remarks sarcastically that it would make a difference.

Later that night, she appears briefly, asking General Decker to keep it quiet as he thinks he hasn't been chosen to go to Nevada.

After the disaster in the desert and the deaths of several people, Taffy suggests that the Martians see the Dove as a symbol of war, which Dale and the other politicians argue. But in Congress, no birds are allowed and the Martians attack anyway, leading Taffy to say the dove wasn't the problem.

Later, she and her parents are attacked at the White House and escorted to safety but Taffy gets lost in the middle of the massacre. We learn that she actually survived until the Martians were defeated thanks to Richie and her grandmother who used country music to kill them. With both parents dead, Taffy takes care of presenting them with the Medal of Honor for their heroic act and listens to Richie's speech. She seems attracted to him and asks him if he has a girlfriend, to which he replies no, which suggests that they end up together after the movie.

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