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->''Carrie Fisher: Proving that you can kick ass even with two Danishes as big as your face strapped to your head. Yeah, itís an old line, but what else can I do? Height jokes and cracks about her being coked off her ass? No! I do have some standards, for Godís sake. Besides, those will come later.''
-->--'''''Website/TheAgonyBooth''''' [[http://www.agonybooth.com/movies/Notes_Star_Wars_Trilogy_Part_1_A_New_Hope.aspx on]] ''Film/ANewHope''

'''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/{{Shampoo}}'', ''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. Rounding it all off, Fisher was one of the most in-demand script doctors during the 90s, being hired to punch up such films as ''Film/{{Hook}}'', ''Film/SisterAct'', and all of the ''Star Wars'' prequels (demonstrating that even the most talented people have a limit).

Oh, and she owns the only official copy of ''Film/TheStarWarsHolidaySpecial''. It was given to her by Creator/GeorgeLucas in exchange for doing the audio commentary for ''Star Wars''. She now mostly uses the video to evict houseguests.

Be sure to check out her [[https://twitter.com/carrieffisher Twitter]], which is hilarious, confusing, and inspiring. Often all at once.

!!Tropes associated with Carrie Fisher:

* ActorAllusion: In her appearance on Series/ThirtyRock, her character is a washed-up writer who cries, "Help me, Liz Lemon, you're my only hope!"
* 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]]''.
* CoolOldLady : Take the "old" part with tongue in cheek, but her irreverence and wit, not to mention her welcome return in Episode VII, has endeared her to both oldtime and new fans in recent years.
* 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.
** At some point, she decided to embrace it: she took up the mantle of General Leia in Film/TheForceAwakens and is set to appear in Episodes VIII and IX (Mark Hamill [[https://youtu.be/_voKbAgIzWM?t=36499 claims]] she immediately jumped at the opportunity--"I'm in!"--at a meeting between them and Lucas.) She was quite active on the press circuit for TFA as well, often travelling with her dog, who quickly developed his own fandom.
--> "George Lucas ruined my life and I mean this in the nicest way possible."
* LoyalAnimalCompanion: Her dog Gary, who gained his own following once Carrie started bringing him everywhere she goes.
* MsFanservice: In ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''.
* PunBasedTitle: The above mentioned books ''Wishful Drinking'' and ''Delusions of Grandma''.
* SitcomArchNemesis: She's traded "star people" barbs with Creator/WilliamShatner. 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.
* SelfDeprecation: She uses it a lot in her books and interviews, regarding her drug abuse and her acting in ''Star Wars''.
-->You know how they say that religion is the opiate of the masses? Well, I took masses of opiates religiously.
* WriteWhatYouKnow: Fisher has made a writing career from this, writing what critics called a series of "Fictionalized Autobiographies". ''Film/PostcardsFromTheEdge'' concerns her battle with drug addiction, ''Surrender the Pink'' dramatizes her first marriage to Paul Simon, ''Delusions of Grandma'' recounts her experience with motherhood and relationship with her movie star mother, and ''The Best Awful There Is'' is roughly based on her relationship with her partner Bryan Lourds. It all came full circle in her film ''These Old Broads'', where the two of the main characters are partially based on Debbie Reynolds and Elizabeth Taylor, and they were played by Reynolds and Taylor themselves (they even share a joke at the expense of their mutual ex-husband, Eddie Fisher).
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