Princess Leia will be sorely missed
The news broke that Carrie Fisher, the long-running actress best known for her role as the lovely Princess Leia, passed away following a surprise heart attack that put her in critical condition. Her spokesperson, Simon Halls, stated: “It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd (Carrie’s daughter) confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning.” While we’re in shock and disbelief, we can’t help but look back on all of the times that her acting made us smile.
A Star is Born
Carrie was meant for greatness; she’s the daughter of Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. Eddie left Debbie when Carrie was two to date Elizabeth Taylor. When she was 15, she starred with her mother in the Broadway revival of Irene though she was considered to be a bookworm.
She didn’t graduated from high school because she was ready to pursue a life in show business.
Carrie did attend two more schools for the arts despite not having a diploma. But she didn’t graduate those either because she was set to act in Star Wars. She was discovered because of her role in Shampoo in 1975.
Carrie won the role of Princess Leia in the now legendary Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope. She was one of the few female characters in the film, yet she was not the typical damsel-in-distress. She forever became the fantasy of nerds everywhere, and the role propelled Carrie to be a star in her own right.