|Princesses can also hold their own, in a galaxy far, far, away...|
|Actress Carrie Fisher died today at the age of 60|
Up until that point, my preconceptions of what a princess was was developed from watching Walt Disney movies, like Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and Snow White -- how the princess or the beautiful woman was saved by a dashing prince and how they would live happily ever after.
Princess Leia shattered those old fashioned images for me -- and countless other little girls -- love her. While she might be a princess, she was very adept at shooting guns to kill storm troopers, knowing her way around the Death Star, wearing a long dress that covered her up and flat boots, and even having funny zingers to fend off the attentions of Han Solo and Luke Skywalker.
|Fisher in Star Wars with Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford|
|Fisher with Bruno Kirby in When Harry Met Sally...|