Carrie Fisher

1956 - 2016

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Carrie Frances Fisher (October 21, 1956 – December 27, 2016) was an American actress and writer. She played Princess Leia in the original Star Wars films (1977–1983) and reprised the role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)—a posthumous release that was dedicated to her—and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019), through the use of unreleased footage from The Force Awakens. Fisher's other film credits include Shampoo (1975), The Blues Brothers (1980), Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), The 'Burbs (1989), When Harry Met Sally... Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carrie Fisher has received more than 47,485,759 page views. Her biography is available in 99 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 96 in 2019). Carrie Fisher is the 318th most popular actor (up from 348th in 2019), the 585th most popular biography from United States (up from 653rd in 2019) and the 160th most popular American Actor.

Carrie Fisher is most famous for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars franchise.

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  • 4.37

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  • 6.61

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among actors, Carrie Fisher ranks 318 out of 13,578Before her are Maurice Chevalier, Daniel Craig, Michael J. Fox, Matt Damon, Jennifer Aniston, and Julianne Moore. After her are Bob Hoskins, Gene Kelly, Cate Blanchett, John Belushi, Sammo Hung, and Ellen Burstyn.

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Among people born in 1956, Carrie Fisher ranks 16Before her are Tsai Ing-wen, Christine Lagarde, Paolo Rossi, Bryan Cranston, Khaled Mashal, and Theresa May. After her are Andy García, David Copperfield, José Manuel Barroso, Chris Isaak, Dalia Grybauskaitė, and Judith Butler. Among people deceased in 2016, Carrie Fisher ranks 30Before her are Jerome Bruner, Nancy Reagan, Bernardo Provenzano, Gabriele Amorth, Alvin Toffler, and Elie Wiesel. After her are Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, Pierre Boulez, Andrzej Żuławski, Walter Scheel, Gene Wilder, and John Glenn.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Carrie Fisher ranks 585 out of 20,380Before her are Matt Damon (1970), William S. Burroughs (1914), Hugh Everett III (1930), Jennifer Aniston (1969), Frank Abagnale (1948), and Julianne Moore (1960). After her are Glen Campbell (1936), Linda Lovelace (1949), Gene Kelly (1912), John Belushi (1949), Robert Solow (1924), and Boris Johnson (1964).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Carrie Fisher ranks 160Before her are Mia Farrow (1945), Leonard Nimoy (1931), Sean Penn (1960), Matt Damon (1970), Jennifer Aniston (1969), and Julianne Moore (1960). After her are Gene Kelly (1912), John Belushi (1949), Ellen Burstyn (1932), Goldie Hawn (1945), Jada Pinkett Smith (1971), and Telly Savalas (1922).

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