Oct. 21st, 1956
Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
Guest TV Roles
Herself - Judge
Herself - Host
Princess Leia Organa
Carrie Frances Fisher (born October 21, 1956) is an American actress, novelist, screenwriter, and performance artist. She is best known for her portrayal of Princess Leia Organa in the original Star Wars trilogy. She is also known for her bestselling novel Postcards from the Edge and screenplay for a film of the same name, as well as her autobiographical one-woman play and the non-fiction book Wishful Drinking she based it on.
Born in Beverly Hills, California, the daughter of singer Eddie Fisher and actress 'Debbie Reynolds'. Her father was Jewish, the son of immigrants from Russia, and her mother was raised a Nazarene, and is of Scots-Irish and English ancestry. Her younger brother is producer and actor 'Todd Fisher', and her half-sisters are actresses 'Joely Fisher' and 'Tricia Leigh Fisher', whose mother is the singer and actress 'Connie Stevens'.
When Fisher was two, her parents divorced after her father left Reynolds for her best friend, actress 'Elizabeth Taylor', the widow of her father's best friend Mike Todd. The following year, her mother married shoe store chain owner Harry Karl, who secretly spent Reynolds's life savings. She attended Beverly Hills High School, but she left to join her mother on the road. She appeared as a debutante and singer in the hit Broadway revival Irene (1973), which starred her mother.
- Turned down the role of Kathryn Murphy in _The Accused (1988)_ (qv). 'Kelly McGillis' (qv) was eventually cast as Kathryn.
- Sister of 'Todd Fisher (I)' (qv).
- Is a long-time friend of 'Miguel Ferrer' (qv). He helped her prepare for her _Star Wars (1977)_ (qv) audition.
- Made stage debut in the chorus of "Irene" (1975) starring her mother, 'Debbie Reynolds (I)' (qv).
- She did her very first European signing in London, England in a hotel libary on Saturday 3rd August 2003. It was an exclusive one-day signing, tickets limited to 500.
- Stood on a box for many of her scenes with 'Harrison Ford (I)' (qv) in the Star Wars trilogy, owing to the fact that she was roughly a foot shorter than him and didn't fit into the frame.
- Weighed 7lbs 2ozs at birth
- She allegedly disliked the "bagel bun" hair style she wore in the original _Star Wars (1977)_ (qv), but she didn't say anything about it because she was afraid that director 'George Lucas (I)' (qv) would get angry and fire her.