Carrie Fisher was an American actress, writer, and producer, born on October 21, 1956, in Beverly Hills, California. Her talent and charisma were evident from a young age, as she began her acting career at just 18 years old, debuting in the comedy film “Shampoo.” However, it was her iconic role as Princess Leia in the “Star Wars” franchise that propelled her into the international spotlight and cemented her status as a cultural icon. Fisher’s career extended beyond acting, as she also became a respected writer, penning several acclaimed novels, screenplays, and memoirs, including her best-selling book “Postcards from the Edge,” which was later adapted into a film. Despite her success, Fisher was open about her struggles with addiction and mental health, becoming a fierce advocate for mental health awareness and breaking the stigma surrounding mental illness. Her wit, intelligence, and unapologetic honesty continue to inspire fans around the world, cementing her legacy as one of the most beloved and influential figures in the entertainment industry.