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Carrie Fisher was so much more than a Star Wars princess

She'll be fondly remembered as Leia, but her legacy extends far beyond that galaxy far, far away

Published: Wednesday, 28th December 2016 at 9:20 am

As news of Carrie Fisher's tragic passing broke, tributes poured in for the world's beloved Princess Leia - but Fisher was so much more than a princess from a galaxy far, far away.

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She was a cracking comic actress

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_X87PbxC04g

Catastrophe’s just the tip of the iceberg.

A ridiculously gifted public speaker

As she displayed when she spoke about her co-star Harrison Ford when he received the American Film Institute’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

And when she roasted George Lucas during the ceremony for his.

A wonderful author

Not only did she pen some brilliant memoirs, she also gave us brilliant books like Postcards From The Edge, which went on to become a rather memorable movie with Meryl Streep as the leading lady.

And a gifted script doctor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWp5N35g8CU

You have her to thank for the likes of Hook in 1991, Sister Act in 1992,Lethal Weapon 3 in 1992 and The Wedding Singer in 1998.

She knew how to spin a yarn with finesse

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxzt64FoURg

She even had the QI boys eating out of the palm of her hand.

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And she could sing too

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=satXK_qB99A

She was also a devoted dog lover and animal rights campaigner

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But it was her mental health advocacy that made Fisher truly stellar

Beyond Star Wars: Where to watch Carrie Fisher's scene-stealing roles online

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