Star Wars was a huge success and made her internationally famous.
Her character of Leia became a merchandising triumph; there were small plastic dolls of her in every toy store across the United States.
She also published a book of photographs titled Hollywood Moms (2001) and even wrote three primarily non-photographic non-fiction books, Wishful Drinking, based on a 2006 one-woman stage show she and writer-director Joshua Ravetch had jointly developed, published in 2008, Shockaholic, published in 2011, and The Princess Diarist, which was published in 2016.
Fisher wrote the 1993 episode of Lucas's TV series The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles titled "Paris, October 1916." Fisher developed and appeared in two one-woman stage shows; the first, mentioned above, was Wishful Drinking, in which she appeared during 2006 and in 2008, and the second, in which she appeared during 2008, was called A Spy In The House Of Me.
Her first movie appearance was in the Columbia comedy Shampoo (1975) starring Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, and Goldie Hawn, with Lee Grant and Jack Warden.