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 Star Wars trilogy. Besides Star Wars, she has also starred in The Blues Brothers, Amazon Women on the Moon, When Harry Met Sally, and Drop Dead Fred.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 Elizabeth Taylor. Fisher herself was briefly married to Paul Simon.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 Meryl Streep and Shirley Maclaine, 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 The Star Wars Holiday Special.
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