This gallery features 30 pictures of the sexy, young, Carrie Fisher, including several from her childhood with her famous actress mother, Debbie Reynolds. Other photos capture her as a teenager, as well as in her 20’s when she was cast for the role of Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy.
Born on October 21, 1956 in Beverly Hills, California to actress Debbie Reynolds and entertainer Eddie Fisher. Carrie’s parents divorced when she was two after her father left her mother for her mother’s best friend, Elizabeth Taylor. She has a younger brother, Todd, who is also an actor and producer, and half-sisters Joely Fisher and Tricia Leigh Fisher, who are also actresses. Her step-mother is singer Connie Stevens. Fisher enrolled in London’s Central School of Speech and Drama in 1973 and attended for 18 months.
Her first major role was in the 1975 comedy Shampoo, alongside Warren Beatty, Goldie Hawn, and Julie Christie. She has starred in major films like The Blues Brothers, The Man with One Red Shoe, Hannah and Her Sisters, When Harry Met Sally, Postcards from the Edge, and Drop Dead Fred. She also wrote a successful memoir titled, Wishful Drinking.
On December 27, 2016, Carrie Fisher died at age 60 after going into cardiac arrest a few days earlier. Shortly before her death, Fisher finished filming her role as General Leia Organa in Star Wars: Episode VIII, which will be released posthumously.