In Star Wars Episode One, the bounty hunter Aurra Sing can be seen for a few seconds watching the pod race on Tatooine. She never reappears again in this episode or any other episodes, though later she appears in the Clone Wars cartoon.
Does anyone know why she was in the movie? Was there any particular reason for her (and not someone else from the Expanded Universe) appearing in the movie watching that race (other than selling some more merchandising stuff)? Or were there some other scenes that featured her but were cut out later?