Biography - Linda Hamilton

Last Modified: 9th Sep, 2023
Linda Hamilton
Best Known For
The Terminator (film)
Net Worth
$70.00M Under Review
$ Under Review
Social Media Presence
Personal Detail
Birth Name / Full Name
Linda Carroll Hamilton N/A
Born on
September 26, 1956 (age 67)
Female N/A
Sexual Orientation
Marital Status
Married Date
Carroll Stanford Hamilton
Carroll Stanford Hamilton
Laura Hamilton
Older sister
Laura Hamilton
Older sister
Leslie Hamilton Gearren
Twin sister
Leslie Hamilton Gearren
Twin sister
Barbara K. Holt
Barbara K. Holt
Bruce Abbott
1982-12-19 to 1989-12-28
James Cameron
1997-07-26 to 1999-12-16
Dalton Abbott
Dalton Abbott
Josephine Cameron
Josephine Cameron
Ford Hamilton
Younger brother
Ford Hamilton
Younger brother
Body Measurement
Hair Color
Blonde N/A
Eye Color
Green N/A
Shoe Size
7.5 US N/A
Bicep Size
inch N/A
Chest Size
inch N/A
Waist Size
Dress Size
4 US N/A
Bust Size
Waist Size
Hip Size
Bra Size
Cup Size
Social Media Presence

Who is Linda Hamilton?

Linda Hamilton is an actress by profession and American by nationality. She is best known as Sarah Connor in The Terminator and as Catherine Chandler in Beauty and the Beast.

Linda Hamilton – Age, Parents, Siblings

Linda Hamilton’s birth took place on September 26, 1956, in Salisbury, Maryland, USA. She was born as Linda Carroll Hamilton to father Carroll Stanford Hamilton, a physician, and mother Barbara K. Holt. After her father passed away, when she was five, her mother married a police chief.

Hamilton is not the only child of her parents and has three siblings- identical twin sister Leslie Hamilton Gearren, older sister Laura Hamilton and younger brother Ford Hamilton. Her twin died in August 2020 at the age of 63.

Linda Hamilton with her identical twin Leslie Hamilton Gearren (Source: Pinterest)

Education, Ethnicity

For education, Linda Hamilton attended Wicomico Junior High and went on to Wicomico High School. After graduation, she attended Washington College for two years before moving to New York City to study acting. There she attended workshops given by Lee Strasberg.

Her ethnicity is English, Scottish, and Welsh.

Linda Hamilton – Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Divorce

Linda Hamilton married her longtime boyfriend Bruce Abbott on 19 December 1982. The couple’s son Dalton Abbott was born on October 4, 1989. After 7 years of marriage, she and her husband divorced on 28 December 1989.

Hamilton married her second husband James Cameron on 26 July 1997. The couple welcomed daughter Josephine Cameron on February 15, 1993. This marriage too ended in divorce almost two years later on 16 December 1999.

She is currently single and in a September 2019 interview with The New York Times, she revealed that she has been celibate for at least 15 years.

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Linda Hamilton with her son Dalton Abbott (Source: Facebook)

Linda Hamilton – Career

Before Fame

Linda Hamilton started her professional career as an actress in 1980 with a minor role in an episode of the TV series Shirley. This was followed by roles in films Tag: The Assassination Game (1982), Children of the Corn (1984), The Stone Boy (1984), and in the TV series Reunion (1980), Secrets of Midland Heights (1980-1981), King's Crossing (1982).

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Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn in 1984's The Terminator (Source: IMDb)

Breakthrough role

Linda Hamilton landed her breakthrough role as Sarah Connor in the 1984 film The Terminator.

Films, TV series

Soon she began to land roles regularly and was seen in films Black Moon Rising (1986), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), The Secret Life of Girls (1999), Terminator Salvation (2009), and Terminator: Dark Fate (2019).

Hamilton also has roles in the TV series Beauty and the Beast (1987-1989), Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (2000), The Line (2008-2009), Chuck (2010-2012), and Defiance (2014-2015).


Hamilton’s Terminator co-stars include Michael Biehn, Ron Perlman, Edward Furlong, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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Linda Hamilton in Terminator: Dark Fate (Source: OyeYeah)

Linda Hamilton – Awards, Nominations

Over the years Hamilton has been nominated for Golden Globe Awards (1988, 1989, 1996). Among all the nominations, she has won Saturn Award (1992), two MTV Movie Awards (1992), and Satellite Awards (2000), among others.

Linda Hamilton –Net Worth, Salary

Hamilton’s net worth is estimated to be around $70 Million while her salary is not known. 

Linda Hamilton – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

She is absent from social media such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook but several fan accounts have been set up in her name.

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