Carrie Fisher's complicated relationship with her iconic Princess Leia gold bikini

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One of sci-fi's most beloved actors, best known for her role in Star Wars as Princess Leia Organa, has died. On Thursday, at the age of 60, Carrie Fisher passed away. (Family spokesman Simon Halls confirmed the death via People.) As we mourn the pass. Carrie Fisher was an insecure year-old when she appeared as Princess Leia in the first Star Wars movie, a role that would come to define her career. Luke Skywalker try to save Princess Leia from Jabba the Hutt, an alien gangster who has taken her as a slave and forced her to wear a revealing gold.

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The Slave Leia costume refers to the bikini-style outfit worn by Princess Leia Organa when she was captured by Jabba the Hutt in Return of the Jedi. The costume was worn by actress Carrie Fisher and stuntwoman Tracy Eddon and was created by costume designers Aggie Guerard Rodgers and Nilo Rodis-Jamero. "Don't be a slave like I was You keep fighting against that slave outfit," Carrie Fisher told Daisy Ridley, the actress who portrayed the heroine Rey in 's new Star Wars film, The Force Awakens. Fisher, who died on Dec. 27 at the age of 60, was referring to her uncomfortably iconic sequence in Return.


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