Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher passes away
She was known for writing her own autobiography titled The Princess Diarist that narrates the ups and downs of her career.
Carrie Fisher, known for her role as Princess Leia Organa in Star Wars movie, passed away on 27 December 2016 following a cardiac arrest. She was 60. She is survived by her mother, daughter and beloved French bulldog, Gary.
About Carrie Fisher
• Escaping Hollywood in 1973, Fisher enrolled in the Central School of Speech and Drama in London to study acting.
• In 1975, she made her film debut in the Warren Beatty-lead movie Shampoo.
• Throughout the 1990s, Fisher focused on her writing career and published Surrender the Pink and Delusions of Grandma.
• She also crafted the scripts for numerous Hollywood films like The Wedding Singer, Hook and Sister Act, etc.
• In 1990, she wrote her semi-autobiographical memoir Postcards From the Edge, which detailed her drug addiction and rehab experiences.
• In 2005, she was recognized with the Women of Vision Award by the Women in Film & Video-DC.
• She played satirical roles on shows like Sex and the City and The Big Bang Theory and played a recurring role on the British comedy Catastrophe.
• She also wrote her own autobiography titled The Princess Diarist.
• She was born as Carrie Frances Fisher in October 1956 in Beverly Hills, California.