Carrie Fisher was an actress and a writer, popularly known for her role as Princess Leia in the “Star Wars” films. The role earned her four Saturn Awards nominations. She was also known for her roles in “Shampoo”, “The Blues Brothers”, “Hannah and Her Sisters”, “When Harry Met Sally…” and “The Women”. Fisher was also nominated twice for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance in “30 Rock and Catastrophe”. In 2017, she was posthumously made a Disney Legend and in 2018, she was posthumously awarded the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album.
Fisher died at 60 in 2016 at the UCLA Medical Center, after being in intensive care for four days. On her fourth death anniversary, Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd took to social media sharing a photo with her mother and wrote, “Sending my love and strength to everyone out there that’s missing a loved one they’ve lost. Especially those of you who have lost someone during this crazy year. You’re not alone”.
Carrie Fisher’s Net Worth is around $25 Million
According to CelebrityNetWorth, Fisher had a net worth of $25 Million at the time of her passing, after establishing herself as a talented movie star and writer. She also had a career as a television actress. Her first big role came in 1974 in “Shampoo” but her real breakthrough was in 1977 when she was cast as Princess Leia in “Star Wars”. The film became an overnight phenomenon and was later retitled as “Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope”, elevating Fisher to fame.
Before reprising her role in the next “Star Wars” film, Fisher appeared in television shows like “Ringo” and “Come Back, Little Sheba”. She then completed the original trilogy with “Star Wars Episode VI: The Return of the Jedi”. The “slave Leia” outfit became a major pop culture moment in the 80s. Fisher posthumously made her final appearance in the franchise in “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”, with unused footage from “The Force Awakens”.
In 1987, Fisher published an autobiography, “Postcards from the Edge”, which won awards and was a bestseller. She also published novels like “Surrender the Pink” and “Delusions of Grandma”. In 2008, she published another autobiography, “Wishful Drinking”. Fisher had also worked on scripts and wrote sitcoms, over the course of her life.
Celebrities And Fans Continue To Remember Carrie Fisher
Fisher’s daughter shared a photo with her mother on her fourth death anniversary to empathize with those who had lost their loved ones in the pandemic. Billie Lourd wrote,
“Sending my love and strength to everyone out there that’s missing a loved one they’ve lost. Especially those of you who have lost someone during this crazy year. You’re not alone”.
Fisher’s co-star, Mark Hamill also honoured the late actress, posting a screengrab from the “Star Wars” end credits, “In Loving Memory of our Princess Carrie Fisher” with the caption “#AlwaysWithUs”.
More On Fisher’s Life
Fisher allegedly had an affair with Harrison Ford during the filming of the original “Star Wars” film. She was married to Paul Simon from 1983 to 1984 and had a relationship with Bryan Lourd. The couple had one child together in 1992, Billie Lourd.
In 1985, Fisher accidentally overdosed on a mixture of prescription pills and recovered after being rushed to the hospital. During an interview with 20/20 in 2007, Fisher revealed that she had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and that she had been struggling with cocaine addiction.