Carrie Fisher Age, Death Cause, Affairs, Husband, Biography & More

Carrie Fisher profile

Real NameCarrie Frances Fisher
NicknameNot Known
ProfessionActress, screenwriter, author, producer, humorist
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 5”
Weightin Kilograms- 54 kg
in Pounds- 119 lbs
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourWhite (Dyed Brown)
Personal Life
Date of Birth21 October 1956
Date of Death27 December 2016
Place of BirthBeverly Hills, California, U.S.
Place of DeathLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Death CauseCardiac arrest
Age (as on 27 December 2016)60 Years
Zodiac sign/Sun signLibra
HometownBeverly Hills, California, U.S.
SchoolBeverly Hills High School, Beverly, California
CollegeSarah Lawrence College, New York, U.S.
Educational QualificationsCollege Dropout
DebutFilm Debut: Shampoo (1975)
TV Debut: Debbie Reynolds and the Sound of Children (1969)
FamilyFather- Eddie Fisher (Singer)
Carrie Fisher father Eddie
Mother- Debbie Reynolds (Actor)
Carrie Fisher with her mother Debbie Reynolds
Brother- Todd Fisher (Actor & producer)
Carie Fisher with her brother and daughter
Sister- Joely Fisher (Half-sister), Tricia Leigh Fisher (Half-sister)
Carrie Fisher with her half sister
HobbiesReading, writing poetry
Boys, Affairs and More
Marital StatusDivorced
Affairs/BoyfriendsChris Dodd, Politician
Carrie Fisher dated Chris Dodd
Harrison Ford, Actor (1976)
Carrie Fisher dated Harrison Ford
Dan Aykroyd, Canadian Actor & Comedian (1979-1981)
Carrie Fisher dated Dan Aykroyd
Bryan Lourd, Talent Agent (Ex Fiance, 1990-1993)
Carrie Fisher dated Bryan Lourd
Husband/SpousePaul Simon (Married 1983-1984)
Carrie Fisher ex husband Paul Simon
ChildrenSon- N/A
Daughter- Billie Lourd (Daughter from ex-fiance, Bryan Lourd)
Carrie Fisher daughter
Money Factor
Net Worth $5 million

Young Carrie Fisher

Some Lesser Known Facts About Carrie Fisher

  • Does Carrie Fisher smoke: Yes
  • Does Carrie Fisher drink alcohol: Yes
  • Carrie was only 2 years old when her parents got divorced. Reportedly, her father deserted the family after falling in love with her mother’s close friend, Elizabeth Taylor.
  • The following year, her mother married Harry Karl, the owner of a shoe-store chain in Beverly Hills.
  • According to her relatives, Carrie was a complete bookworm. With avid interests in English literature and Poetry, she spent a lot of time reading and writing. However, owing to her acting career, she could not complete her high school.
  • As an actor, she is best known for her portrayal of Princess Leia Organa in the original Star Wars trilogy; The Blues Brothers, Hannah and Her Sisters, The Burbs and When Harry Met Sally are some of her popular films.
  • Also a novelist, Carrie Fisher wrote a number of books viz. Postcards from the Edge (1987), Surrender the Pin (1980), Wishful Drinking (2008), Shockaholic (2011), etc. Notably, ‘Postcards from the Edge’ became her best-selling novel.
  • Paul Simon’s song “Hearts and Bones” is about his relationship with Carrie.
  • She had a love-hate relationship with George Lucas, a renowned film-maker. In her bestselling memoir and one-woman show, Wishful Drinking, Fisher tells her readers, “George Lucas ruined my life.”
  • Carrie smoked pot at the age of 13, used LSD by 21 and had a big “weakness” for cocaine. In an interview, when asked about her drug addiction, she said that in order to deal with her bipolar disorder, it became more of a necessity for her.
  • She even has drugs named after her or more appropriately after her Star Wars character- Princess Leia. Fisher discovered there is a marijuana called Princess Leia, when her daughter’s boyfriend tried to get a discount.
  • Fisher had also voiced Peter Griffin’s boss, Angela, on the animated sitcom Family Guy.
  • In her latest memoir ‘The Princess Diarist’, Fisher revealed that she and Harrison Ford had a secret relationship during the filming of Star Wars.The Princess Diarist book cover
  • On December 23, 2016, while on a flight from London to Los Angeles, Fisher went into cardiac arrest fifteen minutes before touchdown. A passenger performed Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) until paramedics arrived. Carrie was then taken to a hospital where she was put on a ventilator. Unfortunately, after a 4-day hard fought battle, she succumbed to death.