Linda Carroll Hamilton (Actress) as Sarah Connor - Terminator
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Updated: 11/07/17

Name: Linda Carroll Hamilton

Born: September 26, 1956 in Salisbury, Maryland

Claim To Fame: Linda's biggest break was in 1984, when she got picked to play the part of Sarah Connor in James Cameron's blockbuster 'Terminator.'

Family Life: James Cameron (997 - 1999) (divorced) 1 daughter
Bruce Abbott (1982 - 1989) (divorced) 1 son
Peter Horton (1979 - 1980) (divorced)

Son, with Bruce Abbot, Dalton Abbott born October 1989.

Unfortunately Linda suffered two miscarriages while with James Cameron before they had a daughter in 1993.

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Info: Linda started acting at a very young age. She never thought she would make a career out of it and instead wanted to be an archaeologist. However, once she started working in children's theater she realized she loved acting.

Trivia: Linda is an LA Dodgers fan.

Linda went to Wicomico Junior High, Salisbury, Maryland, with her identical twin sister, Leslie Hamilton Gearren, who incidently was Linda's double in 'Terminator 2: Judgment Day.' Leslie is seen when Sarah is remembering playing with John at the park and when the T-1000 is impersonating her.

If you've been to Universal Studios then you've probably seen Linda because she reprised her 'Terminator' character, Sarah Connor, for the theme park attraction T2-3D, a short film filmed in a new 3-D process that makes the film really appear to jump out at you.

While attending Washington College, the acting professor told her she had no hope of earning a living as an actress.

After her role in Terminator 2, she learned that she made such an impression as the pumped and ferociously tough Sarah Conner that she was typecast into being offered only roles for similarly tough characters.

Turned down a chance to reprise the role of Sarah Connor in 'Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines.'

She divorced 3rd husband James Cameron after discovering he was having an affair with actress Suzy Amis during the making of the movie 'Titanic.' Her divorce from him was the second most expensive divorce next to Steven Spielberg's divorce from Amy Irving. She stood to take half of his earnings - close to $50 million dollars.

In September 2004, she revealed she has long suffered from bipolar disorder and was a compulsive eater as a child.

Auditioned for the role of Capt. Kathryn Janeway on Star Trek: Voyager.

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Where Are They Now: Currently she lives with her two children in Malibu. Most recently she starred in a few movies still to come out this year (see credits). In fact the film 'Missing in America' reunites her with her 'Beauty & The Beast co-star Ron Perlman. Linda and Ron have remained friends throughout the years.

In November of 2004 she appeared on 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' to discuss her bipolar disorder.

Write To Linda Carroll Hamilton:
Linda Hamilton
c/o Mr John Kimble
William Morris Talent Agency
151 El Camino Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90212 USA


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