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Carrie Fisher

21 October 1956 to 27 December 2016

An American actress best known for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars franchise (1977-2017), Fisher was as much an icon away from the screen due to her refreshing forthrightness and honesty. She gave other memorable performances in The Blues Brothers (1980), The ‘Burbs (1989) and When Harry Met Sally... (1989).

Read Carrie Fisher's Guardian obituary here