In pictures: Carrie Fisher, the galaxy's princess
Updated 3:54 PM EDT, Wed May 3, 2023
Carrie Fisher is getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The late actress, best known for playing Princess Leia in the "Star Wars" franchise, will be honored on Thursday, May 4 — aka Star Wars Day.
Fisher died at the age of 60 in December 2016, a few days after she suffered a cardiac event on a flight from London to Los Angeles.
The success of "Star Wars" made Fisher an overnight star. Her tough-as-nails Princess Leia was strong and independent, and the role positioned Fisher in the decades that followed as something of a feminist icon.