You don't have to be the biggest Star Wars fan in the galaxy to have felt influenced or inspired by #CarrieFisher, the incredible woman behind the #StarWars heroine #PrincessLeia. Being the iconic Princess Leia would have been enough of an achievement for anyone's lifetime, but Fisher was also a gifted writer, a mental health advocate, a Twitter phenomenon, and true feminist with a sense of humor even more memorable than those sci-fi side buns she once wore.
Fisher was born into the entertainment industry, the daughter of singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds, so it's not a huge surprise that she decided to pursue a career in Hollywood. Even so, no one could have ever predicted the level of star power she would eventual achieve.
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That is, unless you were one of the people watching her audition tape for #ANewHope back in 1975. Fisher was only 19-years-old at the time, and had only just entered the scene with a small role in Hal Ashby's Oscar-winning Shampoo.
See Carrie Fisher in 'Shampoo' (1975) in the clip below.
Inexperienced as she was, young Carrie sat down face-to-face with Harrison Ford and gave a performance loaded with a subtle sort of strength and quiet, yet complete confidence, you can clearly see Princess Leia coming to life.
Now, one day after Fisher's passing, someone has leaked that very audition tape. See her earliest Princess Leia performance for yourself right here: