Carrie Fisher would have turned 62! Here are her most iconic movie roles

Cheryl Kahla
Oct 22, 2018
05:43 P.M.
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The late actress and icon, Carrie Fisher, could have celebrated her 62nd birthday this past weekend. 

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Fisher passed away back in December 2016. She had an illustrious career that spanned nearly five decades.

Read more on our Twitter account, @amomama_usa. We will pay homage to Fisher by looking at a few of her most well-known films. 

The trailers can be seen below. Fisher was most famously known for her portrayal of Princess Leia in "Star Wars" but also accumulated more than 92 credits throughout her career.

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She landed her first role back in 1969 at the of 13, that of a Girl Scout in the made for TV film, "Debbie Reynolds and the Sound of Children."

Fisher then refrained from taking on any acting roles until 1975 at the age of 19, when she appeared as Lorna in "Shampoo."

SHAMPOO

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"Shampoo" is a satirical romantic comedy that tells the tale of a successful Beverly Hills hairdresser who used his fame to meet women. 

The film also stars Warren Beatty, Goldie Hawn, and Julie Christie, and was a box office hit after it raked in more than $60 million. 

STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE

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Her big break came two years later when she was offered the part of Princess Leia Organa in "Star Wars: A New Hope."

The movie followed a group of rebels nineteen years after the formation of the Empire, and Fisher inspired girls from all corner of the globe with her powerful character. 

Princess Leia was the fiery diplomat and leader, and also one half of one of the most iconic couples in the film industry: Leia and Han Solo. 

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Solo was portrayed by Harrison Ford, and several other actresses auditioned for the role of Leia, including Sigourney Weaver and Meryl Streep. 

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI

She reprised her role of Leia for the upcoming "Star Wars" films: "The Empire Strikes Back," "Return of the Jedi," and more recently, "A New Hope."

THE BLUES BROTHERS

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In 1980, Fisher was cast in "The Blues Brothers" alongside Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi. It is a crime film about a recently released convict, Jake Blues. 

Blues reunited his old band to save the Catholic home where he was raised. Fisher gave life to Blues' vengeful ex-lover, known only as the "Mystery Woman."

THE 'BURBS

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Nine years later, she starred in "The 'Burbs" as Carol Peterson, a mystery thriller about an overworked resident convinced that his neighbours are part of a Satanic cult. 

He co-stars included Tom Hanks in the role of her on-screen husband, as well as Bruce Dern, Corey Feldman, and Rick Ducommun. 

WHEN HARRY MET SALLY

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That same year, she also landed a role alongside Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal in the romantic comedy, "When Harry Met Sally."

Sadly, Fisher passed away in December 2016, at the age of 60, after spending four days in intensive care in a Los Angeles hospital. 

The cause of death was recorded as "cardiac arrest due to sleep apnea and atherosclerosis."

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