The 10 Best Carrie Fisher Roles That Aren’t Princess Leia
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To fans of “Star Wars,” Carrie Fisher will always be Princess Leia Organa, the role that remains her most iconic. And why shouldn’t it be? Fisher introduced Leia in the 1977 sci-fi blockbuster, reprised her in two sequels, and then reintroduced her in a new batch of “Star Wars” films nearly four decades later. A true Hollywood scion (Fisher’s parents were famed singer Eddie Fisher and legendary movie star Debbie Reynolds), Fisher pulled off the rare feat of carving out her own niche as an actor, stepping out from the considerable shadows of her famous folks. In fact, Leia was far from Fisher’s only role, simply her best-known from a unique and eclectic career that spanned from her 1969 screen debut — playing a Girl Scout in one of her mom’s TV specials — until her death in 2016 at the age of 60.
Beyond acting, Fisher created her own second act as she expanded from the screen to the page. Powered by her inimitable wit, Fisher went on to earn further acclaim as a writer, authoring bestselling novels such as “Postcards from the Edge” and “Wishful Drinking” – the latter spun off from her one-woman show and subsequent HBO special, a great example of Fisher’s literary and acting careers intersecting. To explore her onscreen work beyond a galaxy far, far away, keep on reading for a look at the 10 best Carrie Fisher roles that aren’t Princess Leia…
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