Carrie Frances Fisher was an American actress, writer, and comedian. She is famously known for her role in the Star Wars films as Princess Leia, a role for which she was nominated for four Saturn Awards. She was nominated twice for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her performances on the television series 30 Rock and Catastrophe. She was posthumously made a Disney Legend in 2017 and in 2018 she was awarded a posthumous Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album. She wrote several semi-autobiographical novels, including Postcards from the Edge and an autobiographical one-woman play, and its non-fiction book, Wishful Drinking, based on the play. She wrote the screenplay for the film version of Postcards From The Edge which garnered her a BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay nomination, and her one-woman stage show of Wishful Drinking was filmed for television and received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Special.
She was the daughter of singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds. She made her film debut at age 18 as the precociously seductive character Lorna Karpf in the Columbia Pictures comedy Shampoo (1975).
Born on: 21 October, 1956
Born in: Burbank, California, USA
Died on: 27 December, 2016
Height: 5' 1"