Princess Leia had some really intense hairstyling, requiring a lot of natural hair.

Among other pictures:

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Was this Carrie Fisher's real hair in the movies?

  • Also, credit where it's do, what I'm recalling may relate to real-world application of such styles, not if her Movie 'do was done with Carrie's hair or not. See this article for an In Universe / practical evaluation
    – K-H-W
    Sep 12, 2015 at 16:15
  • i.imgur.com/Y2LvtMj.jpg - Extensions, dude
    – Valorum
    Sep 12, 2015 at 17:56
  • According to this account of her "one woman show", she openly states that her hair in SW was a wig
    – Valorum
    Sep 12, 2015 at 17:59

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It was definitely not her real hair. This is how long her real hair wasenter image description here

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According to this source:

Carrie Fisher explained at a fan convention in Los Angeles that it took her two hours before each scene for her hair and makeup, while in a parody for Saturday Night Live a simple wig was enough! She said she was upset!

So it was Carrie Fisher's real hair in the movies.

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    That's not what it says. It just states that it took two hours to do her hair for the movie. There's no mention of whether it was her hair or extensions or why it took so long.
    – Valorum
    Sep 13, 2015 at 8:46
  • She said : "they put me a hairpiece , and it was exactly the same. I was upset". For me it's clear, but you always can interpret as you like.
    – Nathou
    Sep 13, 2015 at 18:11
  • I took it to mean "They put me in a dime-store leia wig rather than spending hours plaiting in hair extensions, then styling my hair".
    – Valorum
    Sep 13, 2015 at 18:13
  • Ok, I respect your interpretation!
    – Nathou
    Sep 13, 2015 at 18:29

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