It takes one to know one.
People have been collectively mourning the loss of actor and activist Carrie Fisher after her sudden death on Tuesday. Fisher, who was a Hollywood icon for decades, was most known for her role as Princess Leia in Star Wars films, and also for that oh-so-iconic bun hairdo she sported in the movies.
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In the 1977 film, I was working very hard to create something different that wasn’t fashion, so I went with a kind of Southwestern Pancho Villa woman revolutionary look, which is what that is. The buns are basically from turn-of-the-century Mexico. Then it took such hits and became such a thing. In the new trilogy, the same thing applies, to try and do something timeless. I’m just basically having a good time.
To back up the claim, University of Texas associate professor Eric Tang uploaded a photo to his Facebook account from a Star Wars art exhibit in Denver that put Leia’s hair inspiration on full display.