Motherly Love, from Debbie to Carrie to Billie

Debbie Reynolds had her own effervescent style. Carrie Fisher created her signature style both on-screen and off. Billie Lourd is making her mark in show business and defining her look while reaching back to honor the Mother and Grandmother that came before her.

Last year around Mother’s Day, we featured some of the Royal women. We discussed how they used jewelry to show their bond and love and how it displayed their consistent familial presence for generations. Several families would be considered Hollywood royalty, and they have a strong maternal link that will remain evident for years.

Baby and two adult women.
A blonde woman is blowing a kiss at a young brunette in this black and white image.


Debbie Reynolds was a force to be reckoned with; her much-celebrated career spanned nearly 70 years. The young triple threat took her place among the Hollywood elite in the 1950s. Debbie was often cast as the wholesome gal who sang, danced, and sassed her way into your heart. Starring in such films as Singin’ in the Rain, Tammy, and the Bachelor, and The Unsinkable Molly Brown. She was featured in many TV featured roles and had her own show and a hotel/casino at one point. 

Reynolds was also a prolific collector of Hollywood memorabilia from movies and TV. Debbie’s collections included costumes and costume jewels like the choker from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Many pieces from her impressive collection were auctioned off after her passing. 

Young blonde woman in the early 1960s.
Mom portrait.


Carrie Fisher is known the world over. Her most well known role was Princess Leia in the Star Wars Saga. During her work on Star Wars, it was Carrie Fisher that suggested “Space Jewelry” for her character and others. She recognized that jewelry and accessories help to make a character appear more realized. 

Carrie’s personal jewelry style was often classy and rarely over the top. She complimented her clothing with her staple accessories;  on occasion went a bit more glam. 

Woman's holding her face in her hands.
A woman in dark glasses smirking at the camera.


Billie Lourd has built a career of her own, she has been in several TV shows including American Horror Story and Scream Queens. Billie also has carried on her mother’s legacy by taking a role as Lieutenant Kaydel Ko Connix in the Star Wars Saga.

A woman in a wedding dress and inset a woman in a short dance costume.
Head and shoulders image of woman on the red carpet.

When Billie was wed to Austen Rydell in early 2022, she paid tribute to her late mother. When Billie chose her wedding gown, she decided on designers she met through her mother. Billie and Austen’s engagement ring was the ring that Billie’s father Bryan Lourd proposed to Carrie Fisher with. As for her other jewelry, Billie wore her mother’s blue fire opal ring and Neil Lane diamond studs from her father.

That covers something old, something new, and even something blue…she borrowed a ring that Carrie Fisher had gifted to a friend to round out the look.

From Yahoo: “The night wasn’t without a tribute to the bride’s grandma. In fact, Reynolds was the inspiration behind the second Rodarte dress that Lourd wore for the reception.

“It was inspired by my glam-ma Debbie Reynolds’s iconic dance outfits that she used to wear in all of her shows and is probably the most fun party outfit of all time,” she said. “I am obsessed beyond belief. I’m probably going to make it into an art piece in my house because it’s way too legendary to just hang on a hanger in a closet. I have never had more fun in any dress ever!”

The image of Billie Lourd in the tiara is from the Met Gala in 2019.

An older woman embracing a younger woman, both have their eyes closed. (Mother/Daughter)
Baby watching star wars on a laptop screen.

Billie Lourd and Austen Rydell have a son by the name of Kingston Fisher Lourd Rydell (Pictured on the right here). Last Star Wars Day (May the 4th be with you), he watched his Grandma while wearing a Leia Hair hat. May this little one know the grace, strength, wisdom, talent, and humor of those who came before him. May he pass that fire on to those that come after. 

Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds never got to see Billie become a mother, but I feel strongly that they would be so proud of her. 

Happy Mother’s Day to these 3 ladies, and to all of our PriceScope Mothers!

Written by Kayti Kawachi

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