Life is fully of difficulties, and developing a personality is hard. But everyone once in a while, a person comes along who is just beautifully their truest self that we can't help but sit back and marvel at (with a twinge of envy). You know, the types of self-assured, swaggering badasses like Han Solo or Lando Calrissian. OR! A non-fictional person, like Carrie Fisher.

Princess Leia caught our eye, but Carrie Fisher stole our hearts. It takes a lot to somehow be more interesting in Earth-life than as an alien princess with Force powers. She punched up more scripts than IMDB will ever give her credit for, she was never afraid to talk shit, and she was a mental health advocate. She was outspoken, eccentric, and downright witty. We can't say enough nice things about Carrie Fisher, is what we're, um, saying. Here are 14 better ways to remember Carrie Fisher than from that gold bikini. 

AT A GLANCE CARRIE FISHER She saw her dad on TV more than in person. Her mother Debbie Reynolds raised her, but her father Eddie Fisher checked in from time to time. CRACKED.COM

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AT A GLANCE CARRIE FISHER She was told to lose 10 pounds after being cast as Princess Leia She joked, Well, I weighed about 105 at the time, but to BE fair, I carried about fifty of those pounds in my face! CRACKED.COM

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AT A GLANCE CARRIE FISHER George Lucas told her, There's no underwear in space. Per Lucas's direction, instead of a bra, Carrie Fisher wore gaffers tape while in costume. CRACKED.COM

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AT A GLANCE CARRIE FISHER Carrie Fisher was briefly married to Paul Simon. She grew up a fan of his music. Fisher wrote, As a teen, it was just him and Joni Mitchell. CRACKED.COM

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AT A GLANCE CARRIE FISHER Carrie Fisher wrote four novels. Her first novel Postcards from the Edge was turned into a movie starring Meryl Streep and Shirley MacLaine. CRACKED.COM

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