'''Carrie Frances Fisher''' (October 21, 1956-) is an American actress and writer who's most famous for starring as Princess Leia Organa in the original ''Franchise/StarWars'' trilogy. Besides Franchise/StarWars, she has also starred in ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'', ''Film/AmazonWomenOnTheMoon'', ''Film/WhenHarryMetSally'', and ''Film/DropDeadFred''.

Of course, she was Hollywood royalty well before ''Star Wars'' was made, being the daughter of the late singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds, whose late 50s divorce was one of Hollywood's most infamous scandals of the time, as her father had an affair with Creator/ElizabethTaylor. Fisher herself was briefly married to Music/PaulSimon.

These days, she's primarily focused as writer, having penned such books as ''Postcards from the Edge'', which was made into a 1990 film starring Creator/MerylStreep and Creator/ShirleyMaclaine, ''Delusions Of Grandma'', and ''Surrender the Pink''. She also wrote and performed ''Wishful Drinking'', a one-woman play about her life.

Oh, and she owns the only official copy of ''Film/TheStarWarsHolidaySpecial''.

!!Tropes associated with Carrie Fisher:

* CastingCouch: She joked this is how she got the role in ''Star Wars'': "I slept with some nerd. I hope it was [[Creator/GeorgeLucas George]]." She even mentions a similar joke for her cameo in ''[[Franchise/{{Scream}} Scream 3]]''.
* MsFanservice: In ''Return of the Jedi''.
* OldShame[=/=]IAmNotSpock: Played with and zigzagged with ''Star Wars''. It's hard to tell if she is proud or embarrassed or both to have been in it. Her cover of ''Wishful Drinking'' has a woman resembling her with princess Leia buns with her head down and much of the stage show covered her love-hate relationship with it. She has stated that she wished she had turned down the role, though It's unclear if she regrets being in it or simply regrets agreeing to it. She has said "why not" when asked if she would like to be in the upcoming ''Star Wars'' movie. Whether this was a serious remark, snark (something she's known for) or both remains to be seen.
--> "George Lucas ruined my life and I mean this in the nicest way possible."
* PunBasedTitle: The above mentioned books ''Wishful Drinking'' and ''Delusions of Grandma''.
* SitcomArchNemesis: She's traded "star people" barbs with William Shatner. Creator/GeorgeTakei even offered to mediate at one point[[note]]Since he is the only ''Star Trek'' actor to have also been in a ''Star Wars'' work.[[/note]] No one is quite sure if they are kidding.