While for many Carrie Fisher will forever be synonymous with the beloved Princess Leia Organa of Alderaan, the woman behind the space buns was so much more than her iconic character. She lived an incredible life, and touched the hearts of so many people, as these amazing facts more than reveal. RIP Carrie Fisher.
It may be hard for many to look at Carrie Fisher and not instantly think of her with her famous hair buns and flowing white garb, but if she had her way, she would have never donned that iconic outfit. Never one to censor herself, Carrie opened up in both her 2008 memoir "Wishful Drinking" and to Matt Lauer on "The Today Show" that she had no idea what she was signing up for when accepting the role of Princess Leia at age 19. Yet the movie became a mega hit, and a mega headache for Carrie. "I would never have done it. All I did when I was really famous was wait for it to end." Despite this, she was adamant that she doesn't resent the role either saying, "People want me to say that I'm sick of playing Leia and that it ruined my life. If my life was that easy to ruin, it deserved to be ruined."