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October 21, 2023

Before She Was Famous: Some Candid Photographs of a Teenage Carrie Fisher on Vacation in Europe, 1971

Carrie Fisher (October 21, 1956 – December 27, 2016) was an American actress and writer from Burbank, California. As an actress, she is primarily remembered for portraying the rebel leader Princess Leia Organa in the Star Wars original trilogy (1977-1983). The character’s combination of defiance, assertiveness, and strength turned Leia into an iconic character of the science fiction and fantasy genres, and catapulted Fisher to international fame. She returned to the role of Leia in the Star Wars sequel trilogy (2015-2019), but died early in the trilogy’s production.

Fisher had her Broadway debut as a singer in a 1973 revival of the musical Irene (1919) by James Montgomery. In the mid-1970s, Fisher received lessons from both the “Central School of Speech and Drama” in London and the “Sarah Lawrence College” in Yonkers, New York. She eventually dropped out from college.

She made her film debut in the comedy film Shampoo (1975). She portrayed Lorna Karpf, an angry Beverly Hills teenager who decides to seduce her mother’s lover. Lorna was thought to be one of the most memorable characters in a film with an older cast and a melancholic conclusion. Star Wars (1977) was the first time that Fisher was cast in a leading role.

Below are some rarely seen photographs of a very young Carrie Fisher on vacation in Europe in 1971:

1 comment:

  1. Carrie Fisher was one of the most famous Hollywood babies, ever.




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