The world is mourning the loss of iconic, beloved actress and writer Carrie Fisher. Fisher passed away on Dec. 27 following a heart attack she suffered the previous week. She was 60.
As the Hollywood Reporter put it: “A child of Hollywood royalty, Fisher carved out her own idiosyncratic career, enjoying her biggest onscreen popularity as Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy before going on to establish herself as an acerbic, truth-telling writer with such books as Postcards From the Edge.”
And while she is clearly best and most widely remembered for her role as Leia in the Star Wars franchise, Fisher had an extensive and diverse career in film and TV, starting when she was just 15. She both reflected the times and walked her own distinctive path, carrying her roles and appearances with style and power all along the way.
Let’s take a look at some famous steps and perhaps some forgotten steps along the road of her life and career through pictures from the ’70s, ’80s, ’90s, 2000s, and more recent years.