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Linda Hamilton
Ciaran Brown with Linda Hamilton
Linda Hamilton signing print at EXPO
I really enjoy the Terminator films so it was a great thrill to meet Linda Hamilton at London EXPO in May 2009.  She signed three prints and a poster for me, and she gave me a big hug when I had my photo taken with her!
Linda signing my Terminator print
Linda Carroll Hamilton was born in Salisbury, Maryland, in September 1956.  She has an identical twin sister, Leslie, an older sister and a younger brother. Linda's physician father was killled in a car accident when she was five.  The twins went to Wicomico Junior High school, and Linda began acting with local children's theatre groups.
After two years training  at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland, where
she  moved to New York City to study method acting at the Lee Strasberg Institute, where she had drama lessons with former director Nicholas Ray. This led to several  small TV roles including the soap operas Secrets of Midland Heights (1980) and King's Crossing (1982).
Linda Hamilton as Vicky in 'Children of the Corn'
Linda Hamilton
Linda Hamilton as Vicky in Children of the Corn
Linda Hamilton's first film role was as Susan Swayze alongside her future husband, Bruce Abbott, in the horror thri
thriller Tag: The Assassination Game (1982). This was followed by the lead role of Vicky in the horror film Children of the Corn (1984).
Linda Hamilton as Susan Swayze in 'Tag: The Assassination Game'
Linda in Tag: The Assassination Game
Linda Hamilton
Linda Hamiltonís career really took off when she was cast in the role of Sarah Connor, who is pursued relentlessly by a killer android (played by Arnold Schwarzenegger) in  the James Cameron directed film The Terminator (1984).
Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor in 'Terminator 2: Judgment Day'
Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor in Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Michael Biehn & Linda Hamilton in 'The Terminator'
Unexpectedly, the film proved to be a great commercial success, and Hollywood was so taken by her performance that she was cast as the same character in the sequel Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991).
Linda Hamilton & her twin sister Leslie in a scene from 'Terminator 2: Judgment Day'
Linda's twin sister Leslie was her double in this film, and is seen in the mirror during the CPU reprogramming scene, and also with Linda's son Dalton when Sarah is remembering playing with John at the park.
Terminator 2 was another huge box-office success taking over $500 mllion. However, she later turned down the chance to reprise the role of Sar
'Terminator 2' dvd
Joe Morton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton & Edward Furlong in 'Terminator 2: Judgment Day'
Michael Biehn & Linda Hamilton in The Terminator
Leslie Hamilton & Linda Hamilton (right) in Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Joe Morton, Arnie, Linda Hamilton & Edward Furlong in
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Sarah Connor in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003).
Linda Hamilton & Ron Perlman in 'Beauty and the Beast'
In between the two Terminator films, Linda played the role of Catherine Chandler in 46 episodes of the TV version of Beauty and the Beast (1987-90) opposite Ron Perlman, Nina in Black Moon Rising (1986) and Ellen Burrows in the romantic comedy Mr Destiny (1990) with James Belushi and Michael Caine.
Linda Hamilton & James Belushi in 'Separate Lives'
Linda Hamilton as Nina in 'Black Moon Rising'
Linda Hamilton as Ellen Burrows in 'Mr Destiny'
Linda Hamilton in Black Moon Rising
Linda Hamilton in Mr Destiny
Linda Hamilton & Ron Perlman in
Beauty and the Beast
Linda Hamilton as Rachel Logan in 'A Girl Thing'
Linda Hamilton as Joanna Scott in 'Sex & Mrs X'
Linda Hamilton as Rachel Harrison in 'Point Last Seen'
Linda Hamilton & Pierce Brosnan in 'Dante's Peak'
Linda Hamilton in 'The Stone Boy'
With Pierce Brosnan in Dante's Peak
With James Belushi in Separate Lives
Linda Hamilton in The Stone Boy
She then went on to star in Separate Lives (1995) with James Belushi; Shadow Conspiracy  (1997) with Charlie Sheen, and Danteís Peak (1997) with Pierce Brosnan, a film that was to prove to be one of the biggest commercial hits of that year.
As Joanna Scott in Sex & Mrs X
As Rachel Logan in A Girl Thing
As Rachel Harrison in Point Last Seen
Beau Bridges & Linda Hamilton in 'Smile'
Linda Hamilton returned to television in A Mother's Prayer (1997) playing a mother who lost her husband and is diagnosed with AIDS. In fact, most of Linda Hamilton's work since has been for TV including Point Last Seen (1998); Sex & Mrs X (2000); Bailey's Mistake
Beau Bridges & Linda Hamilton in Smile
Linda Hamilton as Cory in 'Holy Water'
Linda Hamilton as Cory in 'Holy Water'
(2001); A Girl Thing (2001); the war drama Silent Night (2002) and the family drama Home
By Christmas (2006). Her most recent role is as SWAT team leader Cory in Holy Water (2009) a low-bud
budget comedy set in Ireland (but filmed in Devon).
Linda Hamilton in Holy Water
Linda Hamilton in Holy Water
Linda Hamilton married her first husband, actor Bruce Abbott, in 1982 but was divorced in 1989 after the couple had a son, Dalton (seen briefly as the baby John Connor in Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991).
Linda Hamilton at a Hollywood premiere in 2004
Linda Hamilton at a Hollywood
premiere in 2005
Linda Hamilton & James Cameron
She met James Cameron when he directed her in the first two Terminator films, and they had a daughter Josephine
Linda Hamilton & Arnold Schwarzenegger in 'Terminator 2: Judgment Day'
Linda Hamilton & Arnold Schwarzenegger
in Terminator 2: Judgment Day
In 2005, Linda Hamilton appeared on
Linda Hamilton has signed this Terminator 2 print to me
Divorce from James Cameron
IMDb - Linda Hamilton
Wikipedia - Linda Hamilton
Wikipedia - The Terminator
Wikipedia - Terminator 2
Linda Hamilton & James Cameron
Leslie Hamilton with Linda's son Dalton in the film 'Terminator 2: Judgment Day'
Leslie Hamilton with Linda's son Dalton
in Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Linda Hamilton with director James Cameron during the filming of 'The Terminator'
Josephine (b.1993). They went on to marry in 1997, but then divorced in 1999, after Linda discovered that Cameron was having an affair with actress Suzy Amis whilst he was working on the film Titanic.
Linda Hamilton with director James Cameron
during the filming of The Terminator
on The Larry King Show and revealed that she had suffered from bipolar disorder for most of her life. She sought treatment for this during the 1990s.
Linda Hamilton with her son Dalton at the premiere of 'Hellboy' in 2004
Linda Hamilton with her
son Dalton in 2004
Wikipedia - Beauty and the Beast
Linda Hamilton has signed this print of 'Terminator 2: Judgment Day'