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From 'Star Wars' to 'Shampoo', remembering Carrie Fisher's greatest roles

Many will remember the late Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia, but the actress had many memorable roles in her career.
/ Source: TODAY

As the world mourns the loss of Carrie Fisher, many will remember her as Princess Leia in "Star Wars." But the late actress, who died at age 60 days after suffering a heart attack, played many memorable roles throughout her film and television career.

Born Hollywood royalty to actress Debbie Reynolds and singer Eddie Fisher, her first breakout role was in "Shampoo" as Lorna in 1975.

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Carrie Fisher and Warren Beatty in "Shampoo," 1975.Courtesy Everett Collection

In 1977, Fisher filmed her first appearance in her most iconic role to date as Princess Leia. Her strong female character would serve as a role model for decades to come.

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Carrie Fisher "Star Wars: Episode IV"
Carrie Fisher with Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford in 1977 filming "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope."Everett Collection

Reprising her role as Princess Leia, Fisher shares a romantic scene with co-star Harrison Ford in "Empire Strikes Back." The actress later revealed that the two shared chemistry off set as well.

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Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford share a romantic scene in "Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back" in 1980.Everett Collection / Everett Collection

Pictured here with some serious fire power, Fisher played the mystery woman in "The Blues Brothers," 1980.

Carrie Fisher "Blues Brothers"
Fisher lets loose as the mystery woman in "The Blues Brothers," 1980.Everett Collection

Here's an image teenage boys from the early '80s will never forget: Fisher as Princess Leia in that infamous "gold bikini" from "Return of the Jedi."

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Carrie Fisher wears the famous "gold bikini" as Princess Leia in 1983.

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In 1986, Fisher had the role of spunky April in Woody Allen's "Hannah and Her Sisters."

Carrie Fisher movie roles
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Two acting legends meet in one movie as Fisher and Tom Hanks play husband and wife in "The Burbs."

Carrie Fisher, Tom Hanks in "The Burbs"
Carrie Fisher as Carol Peterson with Tom Hanks in "The Burbs," 1989.Everett Collection

Fisher played Marie in Nora Ephron's rom-com classic "When Harry Met Sally." While Meg Ryan's Sally was the lead role, Marie had the memorable line about dating: "Tell me I'll never have to be out there again." To which her then-boyfriend replied: "You will never have to be out there again."

Carrie Fisher "When Harry Met Sally"
In 1989, Fisher played Marie (best friend to Meg Ryan's Sally) and shared a romantic subplot with Bruno Kirby's Jess.Everett Collection

Kirby's character kept his promise as Fisher's Marie marries Jess toward the end of the movie.

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Carrie Fisher poses as Marie on her wedding day in "When Harry Met Sally."Everett Collection

Surrounded by some of the biggest names of the '90s — Robert Downey Jr., Whoopi Goldberg, Kevin Kline, Sally Field, Teri Hatcher and more — Fisher played Betsy Faye Sharon in "Soapdish."

Carrie Fisher in "Soapdish"
Carrie Fisher poses with Robert Downey Jr. in "Soapdish," 1991.Everett Collection

Fisher's Princess Leia returned in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in 2015, and shared an emotional scene with Harrison Ford's Han Solo.

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Fisher films an emotional scene as a mature Princess Leia in "Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens."Everett Collection

The world will get one more opportunity to see her play this role in the series' eighth episode when it's released in 2017. May the force forever be with this Hollywood legend.

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