Carrie Fisher was one of those actors for me. Princess Leia (played by Fisher in Star Wars) was the first strong female on screen character that I remember as a kid, she was as smart (or smarter?) as the male characters, as strong, as brave, as fearless and tough. Princess Leia, and the sensibilities lent to the character by Carrie Fisher made the character a role model; the original kick ass rebel princess.
This is my tribute to Carrie Fisher in the role that made me and thousands of other little girls realise that we could rescue ourselves, lead an army and save an empire and still get the man (if we wanted).