Date of Birth : Oct 21st 1956
This daughter of show-biz couple Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher appeared in stage productions with her mother before landing her first film job, as Warren Beatty’s young seductress, in Hal Ashby’s Shampoo (1975).
Two years later, she appeared in her most widely recognized role, that of the feisty, outspoken Princess Leia in Star Wars a characterization she repeated in the sequels The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Return of the Jedi (1983).
Since then, she has survived drug and alcohol dependency, a troubled marriage to singer-actor Paul Simon, and such cinematic flotsam as Under the Rainbow (1981) and Hollywood Vice Squad (1986) to become a lively, refreshingly cynical supporting actress in such comedies as EB> (both 1989), Sibling Rivalry (1990), and Soapdish (1991). She then revealed a hitherto unsuspected writing talent as the author of the semiautobiographical novel “Postcards from the Edge.” Director Mike Nichols had her write the script for the 1990 film adaptation (with Shirley MacLaine in the role based, at least in part, on Fisher’s mother).