Carrie Fisher: A Life In Photos

Published December 27, 2016
Updated September 21, 2018

Fisher will be remembered for her acting talent and razor-sharp wit. Look back on her storied life with these Carrie Fisher photos.

Carrie Fisher Photos
A scene from "Shampoo," Fisher’s big screen debut in 1975. Flickr/John Irving

Carrie Fisher Star Wars Test
Hairstyle test and overalls for "Star Wars." Flickr/Randar

Carrie Fisher As Leia
As our beloved princess Leia Organa. Flickr/Randar

Peter Cushing
On set with the legendary Peter Cushing. Flickr/Randar

Carrie Fisher With Wim Wenders
With German filmmaker Wim Wenders at the premiere of F.I.S.T. in 1978.Wikimedia/Photo by Alan Light

Picture Of Carrie Fisher From Empire Strikes Back
In Norway during the filming of The Empire Strikes Back. Flickr/Randar

Jedi Princess
Promoting "Return of the Jedi" at a Rolling Stone Magazine beach shoot, 1983. Flickr/Summer1978

Barbara Ritchie
Being attended to by chief hairdresser on "Return of the Jedi," Barbara Ritchie. Flickr/Randar

Iconic Carrie Fisher Photos
In the slave costume that sparked a million fantasies. Flickr/Sal Ami

Irvin Kershner
With Irvin Kershner, director of "The Empire Strikes Back." Flickr/Randar

Carrie Fisher On Saturday Night Live In 1978
Performing with Bill Murray on Saturday Night Live in 1978.

Smiling Portrait
Smiling PortraitPhoto by Robert Mora/Getty Images

Debbie Reynolds
In 2003 with her mother, Debbie Reynolds, at the 2nd Annual "Runway for Life" celebrity fashion show. Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images

George Lucas Carrie Fisher Photos
Fisher with the "Star Wars" director at the 33rd AFI Life Achievement Award tribute to George Lucas in 2005. Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images

Best Awful Book
At a Barnes and Noble book signing for The Best Awful in 2005. Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images

Craig Ferguson
Fisher and Craig Ferguson in 2006 during a segment of "The Late Late Show."Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

Intimate Carrie Fisher Photos
Posing for a portrait during her Wishful Drinking tour at the Sydney Observatory Hotel in 2010.Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images

Behind A Curtain
Posing for a portrait during her "Wishful Drinking" tour at the Sydney Observatory Hotel in 2010. Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images

Mark Hamill And Carrie Fisher in 2014
Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher attend the Midnight Mission's 100 year anniversary Golden Heart Gala in 2014. Photo by Araya Diaz/Getty Images for The Midnight Mission

Harrison Ford Kisses Carrie Fisher Picture
Fisher with Harrison Ford in 2015. Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Billie Lourd With Carrie Fisher
With daughter Billie Lourd at the Premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015.Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images

We thought if anyone could make it out of 2016 alive, it would be Carrie Fisher. Sadly, the child of Hollywood royalty Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher -- and the woman whom the world knew best as a badass princess -- succumbed to complications of a major heart attack on December 27th. Fisher was 60 years old.

An actress, writer, and comedienne, Fisher gained fame for her role in the revolutionary sci-fi film Star Wars in 1977, but in recent days had been promoting her latest book, The Princess Diarist.

The book received a lot of hype by disclosing details of a relationship with Harrison Ford during the filming of the movie. Fisher's other books detail her battles with addiction and mental illness, as she was never one to shy away from her flaws.

The world will remember Fisher for her immense acting talent, sharp wit, and to-a-fault honesty. Look back on her storied life with these twenty-one Carrie Fisher photos.

For more quintessential of Carrie Fisher's life, check out these behind-the-scenes photos from the original Star Wars trilogy.

Erin Kelly
An All That's Interesting writer since 2013, Erin Kelly focuses on historic places, natural wonders, environmental issues, and the world of science. Her work has also been featured in Smithsonian and she's designed several book covers in her career as a graphic artist.
Savannah Cox
Savannah Cox holds a Master's in International Affairs from The New School as well as a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, and now serves as an Assistant Professor at the University of Sheffield. Her work as a writer has also appeared on DNAinfo.
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