Linda Hamilton

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Name: Linda Hamilton ( Linda Carroll Hamilton )
Born: September 26, 1956
Age: 67 years old
Height: 5 Feet 6 Inches
Occupation: actress
Tags: actress
Relationship Status: divorced
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  • Horoscope: Libra
  • Net worth: $70 000 000
  • Ethnicity: Mixed (English, Scottish, and Welsh)
  • Nationality: American
  • Fathers name: Carroll Stanford Hamilton
  • Mothers name: Barbara K. Holt
  • Education: Wicomico Junior High, Wicomico High School, Washington College
  • Hair color: Blonde
  • Eye color: Blue
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    Linda Hamilton: biography

    Linda Hamilton is an American actress famous for two Terminator movies by James Cameron. The artist continued to participate in various projects; Black Moon Rising and King Kong Lives strengthened her positions in cinematography.

    Linda Carroll Hamilton and her twin sister Leslie were born in September 1956; the future actress was six minutes older. By that moment, the parents had already had a daughter; the next year after Linda’s and Leslie’s birth, the family welcomed a son.

    Young Linda Hamilton
    Young Linda Hamilton

    When the girls turned five, their father, a physician in training, died in a car crash. Later, the mother married a police chief.

    The similarity with her sister disturbed little Linda. She did everything to be different from her “copy”; this struggle transformed into a significant problem when Hamilton was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. She not only had her hair cut and dyed but also made her eyelashes shorter and put on some weight. The future celebrity took anti-depressants and underwent a treatment course. She managed to overcome the disease and became best friends with her sister at the age of 30.

    The actress Linda Hamilton
    The actress Linda Hamilton

    As a child, Linda could hardly imagine herself as an actress – she wanted to become an archeologist or firefighter. Still, the sisters often participated in amateurish performances together. As Hamilton confessed to journalists, she grew up in a dull environment and tried to read books whenever she had some spare time. All the endeavors paid off later.


    In 1979, Linda Hamilton graduated from Washington College in Chestertown; the sisters went to Maryland to enter another college. Perhaps, this is when the young woman made the final career choice; she headed to New York and took up acting courses by famous Lee Strasberg.

    Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor in The Terminator
    Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor in The Terminator

    The first steps were taken in California: the actress participated in the popular series Secrets of Midland Heights and got some recognition. 1982 brought the debut in the full-length movie Tag: The Assassination Game.

    In 1984, the audience welcomed James Cameron’s The Terminator with Arnold Schwarzenegger Linda Hamilton became a star. The project seemed to be ordinary fantastic trash; nobody expected it to become such a hit. It was the turning point in the actress’s career. The sequel Terminator 2: Judgment Day was even more popular and grossed $520.8 million worldwide, winning four Academy Awards. People magazine included Linda Hamilton into the list of 50 Most Beautiful People in the world.

    Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger
    Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger

    Besides, the artist won the MTV Movie Award Best Female Performance; by that moment, she had already had nominations for the Golden Globe and Emmy for the role of Catherine Chandler in Beauty and the Beast.

    Other famous projects included Children of the Corn, King Long Lives, Black Moon Rising, and Dante’s Peak starring Pierce Brosnan. In 2009, Hamilton contributed to Terminator Salvation: her voice sounded when John Connor (Christian Bale) was listening to his mother’s recording.

    Linda Hamilton in Dante’s Peak
    Linda Hamilton in Dante’s Peak

    As Linda told The Belfast Telegraph, she was ready to participate in a new movie of the franchise; she would gladly play a cyborg created in the image of Sarah Connor. She joked she would need to do some sports, for the movie creators would be reluctant to create a Terminator looking like 53-year-old Sarah Connor. The actress hoped her image would look younger on the screen: she changed in comparison with the Sarah 25 years ago.

    Linda Hamilton and Emilia Clarke
    Linda Hamilton and Emilia Clarke

    Although Hamilton was ready to work on a new project, she did not participate in Terminator Genisys – the British actress Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) personified the main character.

    Personal life

    In 1982, the celebrity married her first husband, Bruce Abbott. The long-awaited pregnancy finished with miscarriage, but the spouses finally had a child, the boy Dalton. The son did not glue the family, though. Things were rough for Hamilton; she developed bipolar disorder in this marriage, and recurrent depression episodes led to the break-up.

    Soon, the woman’s personal life improved: she became close to the director James Cameron during their collaboration on The Terminator. The romance caused Cameron’s split-up with Kathryn Bigelow.

    James Cameron and Linda Hamilton
    James Cameron and Linda Hamilton

    In 1993, the couple’s daughter Josephine was born. The stars married officially in 1997 but divorced two years later.

    Now, the actress and her children live in Malibu. She received $50 million after the divorce and continued to work. Smoking is the only bad habit bothering the woman.

    Linda Hamilton’s height is 5.51 feet (168 cm.); her weight is 125.66 lbs. (57 kg.).

    Present days

    The TV series Defiance is among the recent projects of the actress. It is the story about humans and aliens after a long war; the audience appreciated the fantastic thriller and Linda in her habitual genre.

    Linda Hamilton
    Linda Hamilton

    Fall 2019 brought the premiere of Terminator: Dark Fate; Linda returned to the role of Sarah Connor that brought her popularity.

    Fans continue to discuss their favorite’s activities on Instagram and other social networks. The woman has not said anything about finishing her career, so new exciting projects are likely to appear in the future.

    Linda Hamilton’s net worth is $70 million in 2019.


    • 1980 – Rape and Marriage: The Rideout Case
    • 1984 – The Terminator
    • 1984 – Children of the Corn
    • 1986 – King Kong Lives
    • 1986 – Black Moon Rising
    • 1987-1989 – Beauty and the Beast
    • 1991 – Terminator 2: Judgment Day
    • 1995 – A Mother’s Prayer
    • 1995 – Separate Lives
    • 1997 – Shadow Conspiracy
    • 1997 – Dante’s Peak
    • 2001 – Skeletons in the Closet
    • 2005 – Missing in America
    • 2006 – Home by Christmas
    • 2009 – Terminator Salvation
    • 2013 – Lost Girl
    • 2017 – Curvature
    • 2019 – Terminator: Dark Fate

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