London: Hole star Courtney Love has shared a festive picture with "Star Wars" actress Carrie Fisher.

Courtney Love
Courtney Love. Pic/Santa Banta

Love shared an adorable snap of the pair on her Instagram page late on Christmas Day, and the Hole star quipped that she was "snuggling with Princess or now General Leia herself".


Love has referred to Fisher as one of her mentors, and the "Star Wars" actress was seen giving her sage advice about handling the tabloids and her love life in a 2006 documentary, "The Return of Courtney Love."

In the preface to Dirty Blonde: The Diaries of Courtney Love, Fisher wrote: "We discovered that our daughters were the same age, born the same year, divided by a month and a day, and that we lived right next door to each other. Our properties literally shared a border in our backyards. So this was the beginning of my friendship with Courtney.

"My daughter, Billie, and her daughter, Frances, ultimately became friends. We travelled together to Thailand and to the Orange County Fair - a world of extremes'.