Carrie Fisher Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

27th March 2017

Quote: "I felt like I could've saved Carrie, because I saved her life once before. We shouldn't be here so soon in our lives. I once saved her life, applying the Heimlich (manoeuvre) to dislodge a brussels sprout from her throat. If I'd been with our beloved showboat, I might have been able to save her again." An emotional Dan Aykroyd recalled in a eulogy at Carrie Fisher's memorial service how he once saved her life.

9th January 2017

Fact: Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher were part of a special tribute at the Golden Globes on Sunday night (08Jan17). Mother and daughter, who died a day apart at the end of last month (Dec16), were honoured with a compilation of clips from their movies and some home video footage.

5th January 2017

Fact: Broadway bosses will dim the lights on their theatre marquees on Friday (06Jan17) to honour the memories of late stage and screen stars Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. The Star Wars actress died on 27 December (16), shortly after suffering a heart attack, while her mother followed her to the grave just one day later (28Dec16).

28th December 2016

Tweet: “My heart is heavy but I'm grateful that I got to know her. I’ll cherish the memories, conversations and her consistent support. Rest well.” Star Wars: The Force Awakens actor John Boyega is thankful to have worked with franchise icon Carrie Fisher in last year's (15) blockbuster. The veteran actress died on Tuesday (27Dec16), aged 60.

26th December 2016

Quote: "Carrie is in stable condition. If there is a change,we will share it. For all her fans & friends. I thank you for your prayers & good wishes." Movie veteran Debbie Reynolds assures fans her daughter Carrie Fisher is doing OK after her pre-Christmas heart attack.

17th December 2015

Fact: Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher took a special guest to the red carpet at the premiere of the franchise's new installment in London on Wednesday (16Dec15) - her French Bulldog Gary. The actress proudly posed for photos alongside her beloved pet pooch, who boasts his own account, which has thousands of followers.

17th December 2015

Quote: "This is a really, really good film. I don't think they give films like this as much recognition as they should. Some are really well made and they're fun to look at and this is a great story." Carrie Fisher believes the new Star Wars movie is Oscars worthy.

15th December 2015

Quote: "Years of living longer make you look worse. Who knew? It's really upsetting. I looked good then, but didn't know it then, either." Actress Carrie Fisher, 59, looks back in fondness of how great she looked while shooting the iconic Star Wars films decades ago.

15th December 2015

Quote: "Years of living longer make you look worse. Who knew? It's really upsetting. I looked good then, but didn't know it then, either." Actress Carrie Fisher, 59, looks back in fondness of how great she looked while shooting the iconic Star Wars films decades ago.

4th December 2015

Quote: "I got in character and I've never gotten out again...! There are people who say this, 'Princess Leia!', like I'm supposed to go, 'Yes...?' I try not to respond as an adult." Original Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher has never been able to escape her breakout role in the sci-fi franchise.

5th October 2015

Fact: A skimpy gold costume worn by Carrie Fisher in the Star Wars franchise has sold for $90,000 (£56,250) at auction. The iconic Princess Leia outfit, seen onscreen in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, had been expected to fetch around $120,000 (£75,000) at the sale in California last week (ends02Oct15).

16th April 2015

Quote: "Thank you for playing with me when I'm plastic." Carrie Fisher thanks Star Wars fans for buying her Princess Leia action figure. The actress was present for a cast photo at the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, California on Thursday (16Apr15).

16th April 2015

Quote: "The buns are tired now... but I think we have an alternative think that you'll be really into." Carrie Fisher reveals her iconic Princess Leia hairstyle will not feature in the new Star Wars sequel.

12th March 2015

Fact: Carrie Fisher is to be the latest star to sit for a painting by acclaimed Northern Irish artist COLIN DAVIDSON. Other celebrities who have been immortalised by the Belfast-based painter include Gavin Friday, James Ellis and Brian Kennedy.

7th March 2015

Quote: "I know you have incredible bounce back, please take a bounce break for awhile. Can I drive next time?" Harrison Ford's Star Wars co-star Carrie Fisher send her support via after her pal crashed his vintage plane in California on Thursday (05Mar15). Ford remains hospitalised after undergoing surgery for a broken pelvis and ankle, but he is expected to make a full recovery.

26th May 2014

Quote: "That hairdo can never really be repeated without gales of laughter. I've begged them to put the hair back on in grey and just catch me cooking with the hair, like Granny Leia." Actress Carrie Fisher would love to give Star Wars fans a thrill in Episode Vii by bringing back her character's iconic hairstyle.

8th May 2014

Quote: "Carrie worked very hard for this role... She left for England looking and feeling wonderful... Carrie is very excited and happy to revisit the character that is her most famous role. I'm so proud of her, as always. I can't wait to see the movie." Carrie Fisher's mum Debbie Reynolds is thrilled her daughter has returned to the Star Wars franchise for the much-anticipated Episode Vii. She'll reprise her role as Princess Leia from the first three films in the sequel.

30th May 2013

Quote: "I can't tell you that that's true. I ran into Harrison recently in New York and I asked him, and he didn't know." Actress Carrie Fisher still has no idea if she will reteam with Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill for the seventh Star Wars epic.

20th January 2013

Quote: "There is such a thing and you can imagine what the dark side is, and the force... when the force is with you, you know it... Except you need lubricant with this force." Carrie Fisher on Star Wars porn.

4th November 2011

Quote: "I read that I had a facelift! I don’t want to get those lip things, but I had my lip lines removed, so that’s why it looks like that." Carrie Fisher insists her new look has nothing to do with nips, tucks, Botox or collagen.

1st November 2011

Quote: "Why would I tell all this other humiliating stuff and not say if I had a facelift?" Former Star Wars beauty Carrie Fisher dismisses rumours she's recently gone under the knife to maintain her looks.

16th June 2011

Quote: "I'd love to get the book to Carrie Fisher out of my pathetic love for her. Though I don't know what I'd get out of that." British actor Simon Pegg wants to send a copy of his autobiography, Nerd Do Well, to his idol, Carrie Fisher.

23rd May 2011

Quote: "I can wear a regular bra size now." Carrie Fisher on the best thing about losing weight. The actress has lost 30 pounds (13.6 kilograms) on the Jenny Craig diet plan.

16th February 2011

Fact: Mother and daughter Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher made history on the OPRAH WINFREY SHOW on Tuesday (15Feb11) when they performed together for the first time. The pair ripped through segments of standards You Made Me Love You and Happy Days Are Here Again to end a revealing hour on the programme, during which they talked about their relationship and Fisher's ongoing battle with depression.

16th February 2011

Quote: "She dressed like a movie star. She'd get up in the morning as my mother and then she would go into this big closet that she had... and she'd come out as Debbie Reynolds. It was like a car wash for celebrities." Carrie Fisher on growing up as the daughter of Debbie Reynolds.

16th February 2011

Fact: Carrie Fisher is winning the battle with the bulge - the actress has lost 17 pounds (7.7 kilograms) since becoming the latest celebrity spokesmodel for diet firm Jenny Craig at the end of 2010.

10th December 2010

Quote: "My mother wants to do a reality show. Trust me, we're not doing it. She tells me, 'Everyone's doing it, dear.'" Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher vows not to join the celebrity trend.

9th December 2010

Quote: "It's funny. It also has a reassuring, flattering quality. Otherwise if I thought of myself as some incredibly serious artist this would be in my way. What are they going to come up with next? Last night someone informed me that I am a slot machine. So you just kind of roll with it." Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher laughs off the bizarre items made in her likeness as a pop culture icon.

21st May 2010

Quote: "I've spent a great many years being deeply, deeply in love with Princess Leia. There's still a part of my heart that is quite deeply in love with her, both as a character and an actress!" Star Wars actor Ewan McGregor has always been fond of Carrie Fisher's princess.

30th October 2009

Quote: "I almost could have made a career out of giving George Lucas awards!" Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher was the choice awards presenter for the legendary director for many years after starring as PRINCESS LEIA in the original sci-fi trilogy.

30th September 2009

Quote: "I now get awards for being mentally ill. I think it's because there's no swimsuit portion of the competition. It's better than being bad at being mentally ill - I'm great at it." Actress Carrie Fisher is amused by the success of her memoir WISHFUL DRINKING, in which she discusses her battle with bipolar disorder and addiction to prescription medication.

29th January 2009

Fact: Star Wars alumni Carrie Fisher and Ewan McGregor teamed up on Monday night (26Jan09) to host a pre-Oscar party at the actress' Los Angeles area home for Sean Penn's hit film MILK. Guests included Mick Jagger, Helen Hunt and Melanie Griffith, and, from the cast, Penn, Josh Brolin, Diego Luna and Emile Hirsch.

30th November 2008

Quote: "I went to a fat farm but I'd have to lose 12 million pounds to have cheekbones." Actress Carrie Fisher on how she slimmed down to play PRINCESS LEIA in the original Star Wars trilogy.

20th October 2008

Quote: "He told me later that I had turned him gay... by taking codeine again. And I said, 'You know, I never read that warning on the label'. I thought it said 'heavy machinery', not homosexuality - turns out I could have been driving those tractors all along!" Actress Carrie Fisher denies responsibility for her ex-husband BRYAN LOURD's homosexuality.

10th September 2007

Quote: "I had a framed picture of her as LEIA next to my bed from '80 to '84. I retired it when I went to high school and started kissing real girls." Director Kevin Smith on his childhood crush on Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher.

12th April 2007

Fact: British comic JUSTIN LEE COLLINS is set to scour America on BRING BACK STAR WARS, a TV special attempting to reunite Star Wars veterans Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill for a celebration of the legendary sci-fi film.

12th March 2007

Quote: "Britney Spears, slow down and go back to school. Have your life... She's had a career for a really long time and I don't think she knows what a life is." Star Wars star Carrie Fisher offers Britney Spears words of wisdom.

11th March 2007

Quote: "I did not really want to be an actress... I did a film that I knew would be this great cult movie and then it misbehaved. It was a blockbuster." Carrie Fisher has mixed emotions about the Star Wars franchise.

17th February 2007

Quote: "I'm afraid to do it, because people come out looking like other people." Actress Carrie Fisher on her fear of plastic surgery.

16th February 2007

Quote: "Our fathers are very talented Jewish, druggie womanisers." Carrie Fisher can understand why people mistake her for Jamie Lee Curtis.

2nd November 2006

Quote: "GEORGE (LUCAS) owns my likeness. So every time I look in the mirror I have to send him a couple of bucks." Carrie Fisher on Star Wars creator George Lucas' savvy marketing skills.

5th December 2005

Quote: <p>"I don't really watch reality shows. I live next door to my mother, so that's a reality show." Carrie Fisher on living next door to her mother Debbie Reynolds. </p>

1st September 2005

Fact: <p>STAR WARS star Carrie Fisher has signed on to play Daily Planet editor-in-chief PAULINE KAHN in upcoming episodes of SUPERMAN spin-off TV series SMALLVILLE. </p>

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