Carrie Fisher was an American actress, writer, and comedian. She was born on October 21, 1956, in Beverly Hills, California, and was the daughter of the singer Eddie Fisher and the actress Debbie Reynolds. She grew up in a show business family and began her acting career in the early 1970s.
Fisher is perhaps best known for her role as Princess Leia in the original "Star Wars" trilogy, which she starred in from 1977 to 1983. She reprised her role as Leia in the more recent "Star Wars" movies, including "The Force Awakens" (2015) and "The Last Jedi" (2017), which were released decades later.
In addition to her work in the "Star Wars" franchise, Fisher appeared in a number of other films, including "The Blues Brothers" (1980), "Hannah and Her Sisters" (1986), and "When Harry Met Sally..." (1989). She was also an accomplished writer and penned several books, including the semi-autobiographical novel "Postcards from the Edge," which was later adapted into a movie.
Fisher was known for her wit and sense of humor, and she used her platform to raise awareness about mental health issues. She was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and struggled with drug addiction throughout her life. She passed away on December 27, 2016, at the age of 60, following a heart attack. Her legacy as an actress and writer continues to be celebrated by fans around the world.