First time i saw Star Wars would have been in 1995, on my 13th birthday. Yup i really was that old before i saw them. I got the original trilogy on VHS (for younglings, like a DVD but a box full of magnetic tape) when they were first remastered (not the Special Editions).
Weirdly though i had read 'Heir to the Empire' before actually seeing the films, so the Star Wars characters have always been more novel characters to me rather than movie characters. And it did leave me wondering where Mara Jade was