Carrie Fisher And The Dirty Name She Used To Describe Herself

By Rebeka Knott
Carrie Fisher photographed in Daily Mirror studio, London, Friday 3rd June 1983. (Photo by Doreen Spooner/Mirrorpix/Getty Images)

Carrie Fisher was Princess Leia for a generation who grew up on Star Wars movies -- she played other roles in other films during her career, for sure, but she really was Princess Leia. Fisher was also a character off-screen, a writer of memoirs with a wicked sense of humor. She had grown up in Hollywood, the daughter of Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, and was known as a straight shooter in a place where superficiality and empty politeness was often the safest option. When Carrie Fisher, our Princess Leia and resident truth-teller, died on December 27, 2016, Star Wars fans mourned the loss.

Carrie Fisher stories abound -- her interesting way of looking at the weird world of Hollywood, and her colorful way of expressing herself, will keep us talking about her for years to come.