Linda Hamilton’s biographyLinda Hamilton is a Hollywood actress, most commonly known and loved for her role of Sarah Connor in James Cameron’s cult classic science fiction films The Terminator and its sequel – Terminator: Judgment Day, for which she received a Saturn Award as well as two MTV Movie Awards. She was also considered to be the most desirable woman of the 1990s.
ChildhoodLinda and her identical twin sister, Leslie, were born in the fall of 1956 in the family of a physician, Carroll Stanford Hamilton. She has an older sister Laura and a younger brother, Ford, who was born just a year later after the twins were born.
First rolesLinda enrolled at Washington College in Chestertown, where she studied until she decided to take up acting classes in New York, where she attended acting workshops given by the one and only Lee Strasberg.
The TerminatorChildren of the Corn became the first little step on the way to a real breakthrough in Linda’s career. When she was offered a role in science fiction The Terminator, she had no idea that she would wake up famous immediately after the film’s premiere. The movie made her a household name, brought her fame many even never dream of achieving, and introduced her to her future husband, The Terminator director, James Cameron.
Further careerFor a period of time, Hamilton shifted her focus towards television series and appeared in Air Force One is Down, Lost Girl, Chuck, According to Jim, The Line, and many others. According to Zoomboola.com, in 2014, the actress portrayed Admiral Hansen in a television science fiction horror film Bermuda Tentacles, where she partnered up with Trevor Donovan.
In 2005, Hamilton appeared in a comedy The Kid & I and since then reduced her acting to a minimum for the next decade, feeling devastated after her divorce from James Cameron.
Linda Hamilton’s personal lifeIn 1980, while filming an action thriller Tag: The Assassination Game Linda met an actor, Bruce Abbott. They fell in love and married soon after. During her marriage, she suffered a miscarriage and as a result, her bipolar disorder came back. Linda would often intentionally pick fights with her husband, scream, and blame him for what had happened. Despite all of this, Linda and Bruce had a baby boy, Dalton, but even he couldn't save the failing relationship. Eventually, the couple filed for divorce.
The relationship wasn’t working. “I think what happened there is that he really fell in love with Sarah Connor. And I did, too… We were just really not meant to be together.”Perhaps, Linda’s bipolar disorder is partly to blame for what has happened next – her constant mood swings and uncontrolled aggression drove not only her but her entire family mad. Up until the middle of the 1990s she would self-medicate with alcohol and rely on prescription drugs to take her emotional pain away. She was finally diagnosed in 1995 but publically spoke about her condition in 2005 for the first time.
That relationship was a mystery to all of us – even Jim and myself – because we are terribly mismatched.The actress has been single as a matter of principle since the early 2000s. According to Linda, she prefers to be alone, as she never feels lonely in that relationship. She also practices celibacy (sexual abstinence) and doesn’t feel in any way deprived because of this.
Linda Hamilton todayThe year 2019 gave Linda Hamilton a new opportunity to transform into her cult heroine – Sarah Connor. Ironically, it was James Cameron who talked her into reprising her role in the successful franchise. Terminator: Dark Fate is directed by Tim Miller premiered in 2019. Linda had a strict training and diet regimen so she could get into the best shape she possibly could and closely studied her heroine’s change in character and behavior – it’s been 30 years since the first Terminator, after all.
Well at this point in my life of 27, 28 years later, I don’t have much to prove, do you know what I mean? I don’t think coming back to play Sarah Connor is going to pigeon hole me, it was a rich opportunity that I couldn’t ignore.In the same year, with the participation of Linda, the film Easy Does It was released. The actress also worked on the film Resident Alien with Alan Tudick - Hamilton got the role of General Eleanor Wright. The premiere took place in 2020.