Fischer was born in 1956 in Beverly Hills, California, the son of singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds. Carrie attended Beverly Hills High School and then began performing on par with the mother in the Broadway musical, “Irene.” Later she entered the Central School of elocution and dramatic art in London and studied art at Sarah Lawrence College, but did not finish it.
In 1977, at the age of 20 years, Fisher starred in the movie “Star Wars. New Hope”. She then went on to play a leading role in the cult sci-fi saga, along with stars such as Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford, starring in “The Empire Strikes Back” episodes in 1980 and “Return of the Jedi” in 1983. In 2015, she returned to the saga, once again fulfilling its role – the role of Princess Leia Organa in the episode “Awakening forces.”
After the success of “Star Wars” Fischer continued his brilliant career on the silver screen in movies such as “The Blues Brothers” (1980), “Hannah and Her Sisters” (1986), “When Harry Met Sally” (1989) and others.
In November 2016 interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Fischer was asked if she is afraid of death.
“No. I’m afraid of dying, “- said Fisher. “I am afraid of pain. I was present at the death of several people; it’s not fun. But if I am to die, I would like to see someone was there, and I, in turn, always will be there, if you want to. ”
“No one feels joy at the death, but in any case it has not prepared”, – the actress added.