Happy Birthday Carrie Fisher, Princess Leia Turns 58 As ‘Star Wars’ Cast Celebrates

Patricia Didelot - Author

Oct. 21 2014, Updated 7:58 a.m. ET

Carrie Fisher immortalized one of the most iconic movie roles in history, that of Princess Leia of the original Star Wars trilogy. On Tuesday, she turns 58, and her co-stars came out to help her celebrate the milestone.

Fisher was joined by original cast member Harrison Ford, newcomers Daisy Ridley and Adrien Brody, and director J.J. Abrams at Zuma restaurant in London, where the crew is filming Star Wars Episode VII, the continuation of the saga. The veteran actress will reprise her role as Princess Leia Organa, which she first played in 1977.

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At the time of her original casting for Star Wars, Carrie Fisher was mostly known for being the daughter of the legendary Hollywood icon Debbie Reynolds and singer Eddie Fisher. She had appeared in Shampoo alongside Warren Beatty, Goldie Hawn and Julie Christie, but wasn’t a household name by a long shot.


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