Paul LeBlanc, Hairstylist for ‘Amadeus’ and Princess Leia, Dies at 73
  • Author: Jeremy Fuster
  • October 07,2019

Paul LeBlanc, Hairstylist for ‘Amadeus’ and Princess Leia, Dies at 73Paul LeBlanc, Oscar-winning hairstylist for stars like Carrie Fisher, Sharon Stone and Javier Bardem, died Wednesday at the age of 73, his family announced.

Born in New Brunswick, LeBlanc’s biggest claim to fame was his hairstyling on the 1984 Best Picture Oscar winner “Amadeus.” LeBlanc won the Best Makeup Oscar for that film alongside makeup artist Dick Smith and later received the lifetime achievement award from the Makeup Artists and Hair Stylists Guild in 2003.

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Prior to “Amadeus,” LeBlanc worked on the hair of one of the most iconic characters in film history: Princess Leia. The 1983 “Star Wars” film “Return of the Jedi” was one of LeBlanc’s first major jobs in cinematic hairstyling, fashioning the braids that Leia wore as Jabba the Hutt’s slave and as a guest of the Ewoks on Endor.

In the 1990s, LeBlanc became the hairstylist for Sharon Stone on multiple films,
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