Carrie Fisher was born in Beverley Hills, CA. She lived with her mother and father named Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher. And her three other siblings. When she was two her parents split and she was mostly raised by her mother. Over her years she performed with her mother. One show she performed in starred her mother.
Carrie Fisher begins acting in the hit movie series Star Wars as Princess Leia in 1977. After that came more sequels.
During the 1980s Carrie Fisher began her dark stages. She struggled through depression, addiction, and alcohol. Even through those struggles she continued starring as Princess Leia in Star Wars.
In 1987 she published her first book called Postcards from the Edge. The book was about a mother and daughter in show business. Then in 1990 the book was turned into a film which starred Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine, and Dennis Quaid.
In 2005 Fisher received the Women of Vision Award by the Women in the Film and Video Festival.
Unfortunately, on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at age 60 Carrie Fisher dies after suffering from a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles. Her famous quote was, " I don't want my life to imitate art. I want my life to be art."