Damon Winter / Los Angeles Times
October 30, 2012
Movies: "Stars Wars: Episode IV A New Hope"; "Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back"; "Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi"
Character: Princess Leia
Report: The daughter of Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, Fisher made her film debut as a wealthy teenager in 1975's "Shampoo" before being cast in "Star Wars" at the age of 19. Post-"Star Wars," Fisher has been cast in supporting roles in films -- usually as the acerbic best friend -- and in various guest spots on TV, most recently on "30 Rock." Fisher developed a separate career as a bestselling novelist of such thinly disguised autobiographical novels as "Postcards From the Edge." A well-respected script doctor, she's even been a writer on the Academy Awards. And her turbulent life -- including drug problems, failed marriages and struggles with bipolar disorder -- has been an open book and even a stage play. Currently, she has a recurring role -- Angela as Mon Mothma -- on "Family Guy."