The best Carrie Fisher performances outside of 'Star Wars'


With Carrie Fisher's death on Tuesday, the world is looking back on her incredible life and career, where she'll always be remembered most for playing the iconic role of Princess Leia in the "Star Wars" franchise.

But Fisher was so much more than just a princess in a galaxy far, far away.

Along with being a best-selling author and script doctor, she also had close to 90 screen credits over a 41-year career. It's a wide-range selection from the supportive girlfriend in "When Harry Met Sally" to playing Peter's boss in "Family Guy."

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Here we highlight the roles Fisher played in both movies and TV outside of the "Star Wars" saga.

"Shampoo" (1975)

Columbia Pictures

In her first movie role, Fisher plays one of the girls who can't resist the looks and charm of hairdresser George (played by Warren Beatty).

"The Blues Brothers" (1980)

Universal Pictures

Fisher plays a woman determined to kill her ex-fiancée Jake Blues (John Belushi) in the most sensational ways possible. She never succeeds, and left instead are some outrageous moments in a comedy classic.

"Under the Rainbow" (1981)

Orion Pictures

Never shy to star in movies that went against the grain ("Star Wars" certainly was that), here Fisher stars opposite Chevy Chase in an outlandish comedy set in a LA hotel where auditions for "The Wizard of Oz" are being done. (Yeah, this one is out there!)

"The Man with One Red Shoe" (1985)

20th Century Fox

Fisher plays a woman having an affair with a man (Tom Hanks) who is caught up in a CIA mission.

"Hannah and Her Sisters" (1986)


Orion Pictures

It's kind of a tragedy that Fisher only starred in one Woody Allen movie — her style seemed perfect for his movies — but at least we got one. In "Hannah and Her Sisters" she plays April, an actress who starts a catering company with Holly (Dianne Weist). The two quickly get into a fight when going after the same guy.

"Amazon Women on the Moon" (1987)

Universal

This movie, filled with hilarious sketches and centered around a fake 1950s B-movie, ends with one of its best skits, a black-and-white sex-ed PSA parody titled "Reckless Youth" in which Fisher plays a naive girl thrust into the drugs and sex of New York City nightlife.

"The 'Burbs" (1989)


Universal

Teaming up again with Hanks, Fisher this time has the more authoritative role as she plays the level-headed wife of a husband (Hanks) who is convinced his neighbor down the street is a murderer. It's one of the most underrated comedies of the 1980s.

"When Harry Met Sally" (1989)

Columbia Pictures

Probably the role most associated with Fisher beyond "Star Wars," in Rob Reiner's classic she plays one of Sally's (Meg Ryan) best friends, who Sally tries to match Harry (Billy Crystal) up with, but they instantly don't hit it off. This is one of the best examples of how great Fisher was with comedic material.

"Soapdish" (1991)


Paramount Pictures

Fisher plays an executive on a popular soap who loves being — in her own words — the "b--tch," and enjoys getting guys to take their shirts off during their audition.

"Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery" (1997)


New Line Cinema

Fisher has a great cameo as a group therapist, playing the straight man opposite Dr. Evil (Mike Meyers) and his son Scott (Seth Green) as the two try to work out their differences.

"Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist" (1998)

Comedy Central

The animated series that became a cult classic after running on Comedy Central in the late 1990s, the show would feature known comics and celebrities who would go through therapy sessions with Dr. Katz (voiced by comedian Jonathan Katz). In one episode, Fisher showed up as Katz' ex-wife, Roz, and the two have an entertaining exchange about the prescription drugs she's using.


"Family Guy" (2005-2016)

Fox

For over a decade, Fisher would pop in from time to time and play Peter's boss at the brewery, Angela, on the hit animated show. Fisher was perfect in the role.

"30 Rock" (2007)

NBC

Desperate to find a strong female voice for her show, Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) calls on her idol, Rosemary (Fisher), a comedy writer from the 1960s. But she soon realizes Rosemary is quite lonesome these days. Fisher's mix of comedy and touching somberness in her guest spot earned her a Primetime Emmy nomination.

"Wishful Drinking" (HBO)

HBO

In a life embedded in Hollywood and filled with sex, drugs, and "Star Wars," of course Fisher was going to do a tell-all one-woman show. Her hilarious rendition for HBO earned her a Primetime Emmy nomination.

"Catastrophe" (2015)

Amazon

On the Amazon show, Fisher plays the awful mother of Rob (Rob Delaney). Once more showing off her expert comedic chops, this time in horrific enjoyment, her appearance on the show (sometimes with her real-life dog, Gary) always kicked the show up a notch.

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(Original Caption) Debbie Reynolds-Eddie Fisher with daughter Carrie Frances born October 21, 1956' (Photo by George Rinhart/Corbis via Getty Images)
(Original Caption) Hollywood: Eddie Fisher holds his two children, Todd 1, and Carrie, 2, (R), while shopping for toys just before his departure for Las Vegas and a possible rendezvous with actress Elizabeth Taylor. Fisher has not been photographed with the children born to his ex-wife, Debbie Reynolds, since September 1958.
12th February 1972: American actress Debbie Reynolds with her daughter Carrie Fisher. (Photo by Dove/Evening Standard/Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1970: Photo of Carrie Fisher Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
American actress Carrie Fisher on the set of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope written, directed and produced by Georges Lucas. (Photo by Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)
American actors Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford on the set of Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back directed by Irvin Kershner. (Photo by Lucasfilm/Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)
Carrie Fisher at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City, New York (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Star Wars trilogy costars Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher. (Photo by Lynn Goldsmith/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images)
Peter Weller and Carrie Fisher during Giorgio Armani Fashion Show - September 19, 1980 at RCA Promenade in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
UNITED STATES - CIRCA 2002: Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher on Fifth Ave outside The Plaza hotel. They were in town for the movie 'Star Wars.' (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
Carrie Fisher -- Carrie Fisher played photographer last night at xenon. For most of this year she played Princess Lea (check Sp) in revenge of the Jedi, The final movie in the star wars Triogy. She was quiet about the out Come of the movie, June 03, 1982. (Photo by Vernon Shibla/New York Post Archives / (c) NYP Holdings, Inc. via Getty Images)
Paul Simon and Carrie Fisher at the Paul Simon's Central Park West Apartment in New York City, New York (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
NEW YORK - AUGUST 28: American actress, novelist and screenwriter Carrie Fisher poses for a portrait on August 28,1987 in New York City, New York. (Photo by Catherine McGann/Getty Images)
CA.Apla96.#1.GF. David Geffen (left) & Carrie Fisher dance at afterÂparty following Commitment to Life benefit held at Universal Ampitheatre Thursday niteÂÂHiggins story (Photo by Gary Friedman/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MAY 03: Carrie Fisher is on hand at Avery Fisher Hall for the Film Society of Lincoln Center's gala tribute to Mike Nichols. (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
Carrie Fisher during 'Stateside' Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals at The Crest Theatre in Westwood, California, United States. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 20: Carrie Fisher book signing in Santa Monica, United States on January 20, 2005 - Carrie Fisher and her book 'The Best Awful' at the Barnes & Nobel bookstore, California. (Photo by Mike FANOUS/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - JUNE 09: (L-R) Actors Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford speak onstage during the 33rd AFI Life Achievement Award tribute to George Lucas at the Kodak Theatre on June 9, 2005 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - JUNE 09: Actors Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher pose at the dinner during the 33rd AFI Life Achievement Award tribute to George Lucas at the Kodak Theatre on June 9, 2005 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
Actress Carrie Fisher poses during a dress rehearsal of her play 'Wishful Drinking,' at the Geffen Playhouse in Westwood. (Photo by Axel Koester/Corbis via Getty Images)
Century City, CA. Actress & author Carrie Fisher will be one of the judges on Fox's reality competition 'On the Lot' which sought submissions from aspiring filmmakers, selecting 50 to appear on the show. These semiÂfinalists will discover the magic of moviemaking when they are brought to Los Angeles to visit a realÂlife film set for the first time and must endure a rigorous Hollywood Boot Camp, says the Fox website. Carrie Fisher, one of the judges talks about the movie biz, and, perhaps, the show for a sunday Q&A at the Intercontinental Hotel in Century City. (Photo by Al Seib/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 11: American Actress, Carrie Fisher poses for a portrait during her 'Wishful Drinking' tour at the Sydney Observatory Hotel on October 11, 2010 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 07: Actress Carrie Fisher arrives at the premiere of HBO's documentary 'Wishful Drinking' at Linwood Dunn Theater at the Pickford Center for Motion Study on December 7, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Caulfield/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 07: Actress Carrie Fisher arrives at the 4th Annual Logo's 'NewNowNext Awards' 2011 at Avalon on April 7, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 03: (L-R) Actress and author Carrie Fisher with daughter Billie Lourd attend the 2011 Silver Hill Hospital gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on November 3, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/FilmMagic)
TODAY -- Pictured: Carrie Fisher appears on NBC News' 'Today' show (Photo by Charles Sykes/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 04: Actress Carrie Fisher speaks onstage during the Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne Barr at Hollywood Palladium on August 4, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 30: (L-R) Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill attend the Midnight Mission Golden Heart awards gala at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on September 30, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 16: Carrie Fisher attends the European Premiere of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' at Leicester Square on December 16, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
Carrie Fisher poses for cameras as she arrives at the European Premiere of Star Wars, The Force Awakens in Leicester Square, London, December 16, 2015. REUTERS/Paul Hackett/File Photo
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 10: Actress Carrie Fisher attends the 54th New York Film Festival 'Bright Lights' screening at Alice Tully Hall on October 10, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by CJ Rivera/FilmMagic)
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