Carrie Fisher was an American actress and writer. She played Princess Leia in the Star Wars films (1977–1983), a role for which she received four Saturn Award nominations.

After appearing in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) and Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017), which was released posthumously in her honor, she reprised her role as Rey in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019).

Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds
Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

Apart from these films, Fisher has also appeared in films such as Shampoo in 1975, The Blue Brothers in 1980, Hannah and Her Sisters in 1986, The ‘Burbs in 1989, When Harry Met Sally in 1989, Soapdish in 1991, and The Women from 1993. (2008).

Catastrophe (2007) and 30 Rock (2007) were both nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series at the Primetime Emmy Awards (2017).

Among Fisher’s semi-autobiographical works are Postcards from the Edge, a one-woman show based on her life, as well as the non-fiction book Wishful Drinking, which is based on that play.

She was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for the film adaptation of Postcards from the Edge, and her one-woman stage performance Wishful Drinking received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Variety Special.

What Happened to Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds?

In 1956, Fisher’s mother, Debbie Reynolds, was a Hollywood star, and her daughter, Carrie Fisher, was a star in her own right.

The two grew up so close that they lived next door to one other for 15 years as adults, despite Fisher’s struggles to carve out an identity apart from Reynolds’.

Even after Fisher and Reynolds died, their bond remained as close as ever until they were laid to rest together at their final resting place in December 2016.

Stardom had an impact on Reynolds and Fisher’s relationship.


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