Carrie Fisher will always be Princess Leia to the world. The legendary actor, comedian, author, and screenplay writer, passed away today at the age of 60. Fisher was born famous as she is Hollywood royalty. Her mother is none other than America’s sweetheart Debbie Reynolds and her dad was singer Eddie Fisher. Following are Carrie Fisher’s most memorable moments.
She once said “I was born into big celebrity. It could only diminish.” When she was two years old her father left her mother to marry sexy icon Elizabeth Taylor, creating the first of many Hollywood scandals. Still, Fisher took her life with a comedic and self-deprecating flair.
When the Star Wars Lucasfilm franchise was bought by Disney, many criticized the sale while Fished simply exclaimed “I’m now a Disney Princess!” Good night to the one and only Princess Leia Organa.
#1. Carrie Frances Fisher was born on October 21, 1956 in Beverly Hills, California.
#2. She always had a close relationship with her mother.
Fisher dropped out of high school when she was 15 years old to act in a Broadway play with her famous mother.
#3. In 1975 she made her debut in the film Shampoo starring Warren Beatty.
#4. Fisher could not imagine a life other than one in the arts.
#5. Her big break came in 1977 when she landed the starring role of Princess Leia in Star Wars.
#6. The next instalment came in 1980 with Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back.
“I knew that something enormous was likely going to impact my life from this film, and that there was absolutely no way of understanding what that was or was likely to be,” she told People magazine last year.