With the sad news that Carrie Fisher has died at age 60, take a moment to revisit some of her lesser-known performances.
For her first role after “A New Hope” and “The Empire Strikes Back,” Fisher played the mystery woman in the comedy classic led by John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd.
Though not among the eponymous siblings, Fisher appeared as a caterer in Woody Allen’s masterpiece.
Fisher co-starred alongside Tom Hanks in this late-’80s favorite, attempting to hold down the fort as her cul-de-sac is threatened by strange new neighbors.
In what proved to be a trend, Fisher excelled in a supporting role in Nora Ephron and Rob Reiner’s essential romantic comedy.
A strange, fantastical movie marketed toward kids despite being fairly dark, “Drop Dead Fred” finds the actress playing a friend of Phoebe Cates’ troubled heroine.
Wes Craven’s flasher franchise was always self-reflexive, making it little surprise that Fisher eventually had a scene-stealing role as a bitter actress often mistaken for, well, Carrie Fisher. “I was up for Princess Leia,” she bitterly declares.
In what was surely a dream come true for “Star Wars” devotee Kevin Smith — just look at the title of this movie — Fisher played a nun subjected to the eponymous duo’s misunderstanding of hitchhiking etiquette.
Like her “Star Wars” co-star Mark Hamill, Fisher lent her voice to several projects as well — not only “Family Guy” proper but also its “Star Wars” special.
Even among the many celebrity one-off appearances on the hilarious sitcom, Fisher managed to distingush herself on the “Rosemary’s Baby” episode — which Tina Fey has called one of her favorites.
In one of her final appearances, the actress played herself in David Cronenberg’s Hollywood excoriation.