Carrie Fisher’s daughter Billie Lourd accepts the star on her behalf.
Carrie Fisher has been honored posthumously by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. On May 4, 2023, aka Star Wars Day, Fisher’s star was unveiled near the historic El Capitan Theatre, 6840 Hollywood Boulevard. Billie Lourd wore her mother’s portrait printed on her dress as she accepted the star on behalf of Fisher. Mark Hamill also attended. He spoke during the ceremony with C3PO and R2-D2 present.
Fisher passed away on December 27, 2016, at 60.
She was an actress, writer, and comedian. She rose to fame for her iconic role as Princess Leia Organa in the Star Wars franchise. Born on October 21, 1956, in Beverly Hills, California, Fisher was the daughter of Hollywood legends Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher. Fisher began acting in the 1970s, making her film debut in the comedy Shampoo (1975). However, her portrayal of Princess Leia in Star Wars (1977) made her a household name. Fisher reprised the role in the franchise’s sequels, The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Return of the Jedi (1983), as well as in the recent trilogy, The Force Awakens (2015), The Last Jedi (2017), and The Rise of Skywalker (2019).
Apart from her acting career, Fisher was also an accomplished writer, penning several novels and memoirs, including her semi-autobiographical novel Postcards from the Edge (1987), which was later adapted into a film starring Meryl Streep. Fisher also wrote the screenplay for the film version of her book. In addition to her work in film and writing, Fisher was a vocal advocate for mental health awareness and an outspoken feminist. She used her experiences with bipolar disorder and addiction to help destigmatize mental illness and encourage others to seek help. Fisher’s legacy as a talented actress, writer, and advocate lives on. Her contributions to the Star Wars franchise and the world of entertainment will always be remembered and celebrated.