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Bianca Burnette
Portrayed by Carrie Fisher
Location Hollywood
Occupation Sunrise Archives
Former actress
Status Alive
Appearance(s) Scream 3

Bianca Burnette is a cynical, chain-smoking former actress, who works in the archives for Sunrise Studios in Hollywood, California.


Bianca auditioned for the role of Princess Leia in Star Wars, but lost to Carrie Fisher because Fisher "slept" with writer and director George Lucas. Bitter, she spent the next two decades telling people the story because she looks so much like Fisher. She would up working in the archives department for Sunrise Studios because of her great respect for unknown actors.

Scream 3

Gale Weathers and Jennifer Jolie followed the trail of photos of Maureen Prescott to the archive room at Sunrise Studios, where they were roadblocked by the cynical Bianca Burnette. Bianca declined Gale's poor bribe, but accepted Jennifer's expensive ring. She tracked down the resume of Maureen's stage name, Rina Reynolds, and filled in a missing piece of the puzzle for them, sending the pair to horror producer John Milton. Bianca has been around the studio for some time, a possible hint is when Jennifer mocks Maureen's stage name. Bianca then reveals to Gale her Jennifer's real name which is Judy Jergenstern, much to Jennifer's personal embarrassment.

Behind the Scenes

  • She was described as "BIANCA BURNETTE, an aging, former actress in her late forties, early fifties" in the script.
  • Carrie Fisher improvised with some of her own lines.
  • After Jennifer bribed Bianca, she was wearing the ring when she finds Maureen's file.
  • Carrie Fisher, who played Bianca, would later co-star with Scream actress Drew Barrymore in Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle.
  • In reality, Carrie Fisher portrayed Princess Leia in Star Wars. The joke surrounding this was intended as an easter egg to Fisher. Scream actor W. Earl Brown and Scream 2 actor Timothy Olyphant would later both join the said franchise by appearing the second season of the spin-off television series The Mandalorian.

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