Today’s passing of Carrie Fisher — actor, author, screenwriter, producer, inspirational speaker and beloved Hollywood icon — has bereaved her multitude of friends and millions of fans around the world. While her creative life led to deep explorations of her own often difficult life, her screen persona was established forever as Princess Leia — the role she embodied with such unforgettable charisma, power, and humor in the first three films of the Star Wars franchise.
The feminist Leia belied her royal title, rising to become General Organa in the new Star Wars series that began with the release of The Force Awakens last year. The second episode in that series was shot before her untimely death, but while we await that coming opportunity to appreciate her once more, we can still enjoy her wonderful, tartly comic performance in the first series.
Above all she was — as depicted in Stormcab’s compilation of classic moments — a serious bad-ass.