Effie Trinket
Capitol symbol

Effie Trinket

Elizabeth Banks

AGE

30s

POSITION

Games escort

STORY STATUS

Survived the Mockingjay revolution

APPEARS IN

The Hunger Games The Hunger Games: Catching Fire The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

YOU KNOW WHAT COULD USE A REVOLUTION? THAT HAIR.

Effie drawing tribute

As Games escort, Effie is a representative of the Capitol, a responsibility she holds with reverence. Until Katniss volunteered as tribute, being an escort to District 12 gave Effie limited scope to shine. Delighted at last to usher victors into the civilized splendor of the Capitol, Effie attacks her increased responsibilities with zeal, even when the Victory Tour seems more somber than celebratory.

The greatest test of Effie’s irrepressible spirit comes when she is evacuated to District 13 during the Quarter Quell. She regards her rescue as capture, resistant to her new environs until she is able to step into her role as Katniss’ Mockingjay prep team. Still, within her new revolutionary role, she maintains her poise and panache.
Effie and hand mirror
Effie butterfly costume

Through every upheaval and upset, Effie demonstrates her devotion to Katniss. While Effie’s attention to appearance and attitude may seem inconsequential to some, it is always an expression of her heart: her preference for possibility over pessimism, her determination, and her love for those in her care.