In honor of the premiere of the newly-remade “Carrie” later in October, we’re counting down pop culture’s most legendary Carries. In no particular order, here are our top 5 picks:
5. Stephen King’s “Carrie”: Of course, we wouldn’t even be here if it weren’t for King’s 1974 novel “Carrie,” about a young high school girl who discovers she has telekinetic powers, all while dealing with family issues and school bullies. Since the book became a sensation, it was no surprise that the first film adaptation was released just two years later. First portrayed on-screen by the great Sissy Spacek, starlet Chloe Moretz is stepping in for the remake, which is sure to be bloody brilliant!
4. Carrie Bradshaw, “Sex & the City”: No list of iconic Carries would be complete without the great Carrie Bradshaw, who also began as a book character before leaping off the page and into our hearts. Over six seasons of “SaTC,” Carrie wrote about romance, friendship and, of course, Manolo Blahniks. First played by Sarah Jessica Parker and now by AnnaSophia Robb on the CW’s “Carrie Diaries,” it’s no wonder that when asked which “Sex & the City” character they’re most like, so many wish they were a “Carrie.”
3. Carrie Underwood: None of the other Carries on this list are quite as sweet as Ms. Underwood, who skyrocketed to success on “American Idol” with her terrific country twang and sparkling personality. More than 8 years after winning “Idol,” it’s no surprise that Carrie’s career has continued to thrive, with three consecutive no. 1 albums and a slew of hits like “Cowboy Casanova” and “Before He Cheats.” What more can we say? We love this “Good Girl”!
2. Carrie Ann Inaba: Carrie Ann Inaba originally rose to fame as one of the Fly Girls on “In Living Color” in the early ‘90s. Yet aside from her own dancing and choreography skills, she has appeared on the “Dancing with the Stars” panel for the past 17 seasons. She may not have as much judging experience as Len or be as outlandish as Bruno, but Carrie Ann quickly became possibly our favorite of the “Dancing.” With her perfect combination of both grace and sass, we love her style!
1. Carrie Fisher: As the child of Hollywood icons Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, Carrie had little choice but to be famous. After showing a love for singing and acting at a young age, she had her big break with a little film series called “Star Wars.” Though Carrie may never live that famous gold bikini down, the former Princess Leia has reinvented herself as a talented author with a stage show not unlike her mother. With her birthday coming up on October 21, all we have left to say is “Happy birthday, Carrie!”