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Linda Hamilton

Linda Hamilton is considered one of the hottest and most talented women in Hollywood during the 90s. Linda Hamilton’s best-known projects were her portrayal of Sarah Connor in “The Terminator” film series and Catherine Chandler in “Beauty and the Beast”.

Early Life and Childhood

The birthname of the actress is Linda Carroll Hamilton. She was born on September 26, 1956, with a zodiac sign, Libra. She is currently 63 years old. Her birthplace is in Salisbury, Maryland. Her father’s name is Carroll Stanford Hamilton. Sadly, her father died when she was just five. Later, her mother, Barbara K. Holt married a police chief.

Linda Hamilton and her sister

Caption: Linda Hamilton with her sister (Instagram)

Additionally, she has a twin sister, Leslie Hamilton Gearren, one older sister, Laura Hamilton, and one younger brother John Hamilton. Talking about her childhood days, she admits that she was brought up in a ‘boring’  environment in the family.

Moreover, the well-known celebrity’s nationality is American while her ethnicity is White Caucasian. She belongs to a mixed ethnic background of English, Scottish, and Welsh.

Besides, Hamilton completed her secondary studies at “Wicomico Junior High”. Later on, she did her higher studies at “Wicomico High School” in Salisbury. In the “Washington College” of Chestertown, Maryland, she studied for two years. After that, she shifted to New York City for her acting studies. Later on, she attended courses given by the director, Lee Strasberg.

Career and Professional Life

Initially, Linda claimed that one of her acting professors at “Washington College” told her she may not be able to earn a living as an actress. Despite this, she further attended an acting workshop.

Commonly, she plays string characters on screen who fight great difficulties to emerge victoriously.

Appearances in Hollywood

For the first time, she acted as Lisa Rogers in the prime-time soap opera ‘Secrets of Midland Heights’.

She started with some minor roles such as in CBS’ nighttime soap opera ‘Secrets of Midland Heights‘. It was aired from December 1980 to January 1981. Also, she had her big-screen debut in the thriller “TAG: The Assassination Game” in 1982.

Besides, she appeared in the CBS telefilm ‘Country Gold’. Moreover, her roles were in ‘Night-Flowers’, “Shirley’, ‘Reunion’, ‘Rape and Marriage: The Rideout Case’, ‘And Mr. Destiny.

Simultaneously, she started appearing in many movies. She first appeared in “Children of the Corn”(1984), “Black Moon Rising”. She also gave her appearances in the television series “Murder She Wrote” and “Beauty and Beast”.

With the help of “Mr. Destiny”(1990) and “Terminator 2”, she could be able to reach the big screen once again. What’s more, she has also been a host on “Saturday Night Live”.

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Caption: Linda Hamilton from the movie “Terminator: Dark Fate”

After the success of Terminator 2, Linda Hamilton again came back with the character of Sarah Connor for the theme park version, ‘TD 3-D’. Her other significant role was in the film, ‘A Mothers’ Prayers'(1995).

In addition, the television series in which Hamilton is involved are ‘Curvature’, ‘A Sunday Horse’, ‘Lost Girl’, ‘Defiance’, ‘Bermuda Tentacles’, ‘Bad Behavior’, ‘Hard Times’, ‘Weeds’, ‘Chuck’, ‘Refugee’, ‘And Air Force One is Down’.

Her next following movies were ‘Shadow Conspiracy’ and Sante’s Peak’. Also, she was involved in television shows such as ‘Frasier’ and telefilms like ‘On the Line’  and ‘Robots Rising’. As a further matter, her other projects in movies are ‘The Color of Courage’, ‘In Your Dreams’, ‘Batman Beyond’, ‘Missing in America’, and many more. Recently, she had a guest role on “Lost Girl” and a famous repeating guest role on “Defiance”.

Voice role and Narration

In 2009, she contributed her voice acting in the science fiction war film ‘Terminator Salvation’. In the following year, she frequently made her appearance in the guest role of Mary Elizabeth Bartowski in the series named ‘Chuck’. Adding upon her cameo role in the Television series dark comedy-drama named ‘Weeds’.

Likewise, she narrated in a horror documentary ‘The Future of Fear’ for the Chiller channel in 2011.

Awards and Nominations

As a successful actress, Linda Hamilton achieved “Golden Globe Award nominations” for ‘A Mother’s Prayers’ in 1996. In the bargain, she has also received “Primetime Emmy nominations”. She also won the “Saturn Award”  for her performance in “Terminator 2: Judgement Day” in 1992.

For “TAG: The Assassination Game, she was also listed as one of twelve “Promising New Actors of 1982” in John Willis’ Screen World, Vol. 34. She received the CableACE Award for the best dramatic performance for her performance in the television film, ‘A Mother’s Prayers’.

Furthermore, she made it to the top through “Dante’s Peak” as she received a blockbuster “Entertainment Award” for Favorite Actress- Action/Adventure in 1998. In total, she was able to win fourteen wins and ten nominations for various achievements.

Also, her most important achievement was when she received the “MTV Awards” for Best Female Performance and Most Desirable Actress in 1992. She is one of the first female action heroes of Hollywood. She could be able to achieve “Body of the Nineties” and be one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world.

With lots of hard work, she won the Golden Satellite Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries for ‘The Colour of Courage. Similarly, she received the DVD Exclusive- Video Premiere Best Supporting Actress Award in 2001 for ‘Skeletons in the Closet’.

Linda Hamilton – Net Worth 2023

According to some sources of information,  the prominent celebrity’s net worth is estimated to be $70 million. Nevertheless, her annual salary is not known through any sources of information. Likewise, she is yet to do any sort of brand endorsements as of now.

Personal Life

Linda Hamilton had a few past relationships as well.  She had divorced twice. Firstly, she married Bruce Abbott in 1982. Despite her being pregnant with their son Dalton in 1989, her husband left her.

Secondly, Linda Hamilton was married to a film director named James Cameron in 1991. The couple shares a daughter named Josephine (1993). Unfortunately, their marriage broke after a very short period. Surprisingly, their divorce was settled in a $50 million settlement in 1999.

Moreover, she has also stated that she had been suffering from Bipolar Disorder. According to her, this was the reason for her divorce from her first husband, Bruce Abbot.

While shooting in ‘Terminator 2: Judgement Day’, she fired a gun inside an elevator without using her earplugs and also suffered permanent ear damage.


As a public figure, Linda Hamilton had to face several rumors and controversies regarding her career as well as past relationships.

One of the gossips regarding the actress is that she revealed that she has been celibate for at least fifteen years after divorcing James Cameron in 1999. There were several controversies because of the variation in thoughts of the people and the audiences.

Linda Hamilton – Body Measurements

Linda Hamilton’s height is 168 centimeters.  She weighs  59 kgs and 127.87 in-lbs.  Her body measurement is 32-26-32. She has a slim body figure. Her hair color is blonde and has blue eyes.

Linda Hamilton

Caption: Linda Hamilton in her photoshoot (Instagram)

Unfortunately, other details about her body measurement are not known to anyone.

Social Media

Linda Hamilton doesn’t seem to be active on Facebook. Similarly, she might not have verified an official account on Twitter as well. Nevertheless, she has a fan page account on Instagram and has 16.9k followers.