Like mother, like daughter. Billie Lourd, daughter of the late, great Carrie Fisher, took to Instagram to show off the most heartfelt, fitting tribute — a matching tattoo. On what would have been her mother’s 61st birthday, Lourd shared a touching throwback photo of the two in coordinating white nighties, and a day later revealed the interplanetary tattoo, of a moon, stars and planet, resembling that of her mother’s own body ink.
The 25-year-old took the opportunity to wish her “momby” a happy birthday and revealed a slightly sleeker, more modern version of her mother’s original artwork, both of which were inked above the right ankle.
It’s been 10 months since Fisher died of cardiac arrest last December at the age of just 60. Lourd’s grandmother, another acting great, Debbie Reynolds, passed away just a day later of a stroke at the age of 84. Speaking out about just how difficult it is to lose loved ones, especially those who cast such a huge shadow, Lourd has said, “Now I get to be just Billie.”
Fisher no doubt would have been proud of her only child’s tribute, being somewhat of the Hollywood rebel. Reports of her standing up for an actress friend by sending a cow’s tongue to a Hollywood producer who sexually harassed her recently surfaced, reminding us even now that she was not your average starlet.
Fisher got her big break starring as Princess Leia in the first Stars Wars film at the tender age of just 21, a role in which audiences will enjoy her for the final time this Christmas, in the latest installment, Star Wars: The Last Jedi (this time as General Leia). Lourd shared a credit with her mother with her own role in 2015’s installment, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.