- Birth nameLinda Carroll Hamilton
- Birth CitySalisbury, Maryland
- Birth CountryUnited States
- Father NameCarroll Stanford Hamilton
- Mother ProfessionBarbara K. Holt
- Fact TitleLinda Hamilton
- SpouseBruce Abbott (m. 1982- div. 1989), James Cameron (m. 1997- div. 1999)
- Filmography["Terminator film series (4 films- 1984- 2019)","Beauty and the Beast (1987-1990)"]
- EducationWashington College (drop-out)
Linda Hamilton, an American-born actress got into the limelight for her role as Sarah Connor in the Terminator film series (4 films,1984- 2019). Furthermore, the 3-time Golden Globe-nominee gathered wide acclaim through her role in the TV series Beauty and the Beast (1987-1990).
With on-screen debut through TV series Shirley in 1980, Linda later made her first film appearance in TAG: The Assassination Game (1982). Turned professional since 1980, Hamilton has appeared most notably in films & guest-starred in TV series; she totals 76 acting credits.
Linda Hamilton’s Net Worth In 2020: Success Mainstream With ‘Terminator’
Throughout her acting career journey of 4 decades, Hamilton’s role as Sarah Connor in the Terminator film series has always been her trump card.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, 63-year-old actress Linda has a net worth of $70 million as of June 2020.
Thanks to her breakthrough in the 1984 sci-fi film The Terminator starring opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger. Reportedly, she earned a salary of $1 million from the movie.
Later, Linda Hamilton would again star as Sarah in Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), a sequel of 1984 film; also starring Robert Patrick.
More than 28 years, later, she again starred in the 6th installment of the Terminator franchise, Terminator: Dark Fate (2019), sharing the screen with Arnold, Mackenzie Davis, Natalia Reyes, and Gabriel Luna.
As for a fact, her second ex-husband James Cameron is the director of the Terminator franchise. Even though the actress didn’t open up about her payroll, she allegedly earned in the million-dollars figure.
Did you know? Linda did a voice-over in Terminator Salvation (2019) but was uncredited.
Divorce With James Cameron Bumped Up Her Fortune
After 2 years of marriage, Linda Hamilton divorced her second husband James Cameron in December 1999. Cameron is an American director famous for his work in The Terminator films, the epic romantic hit Titanic (1997) & epic sci-fi Avatar (2009).
Hamilton’s divorce settlement with James showered her whopping sum; reportedly $50 million. It is considered among the richest celebrity-divorce alimony; it turns out to be $77 million in adjusted inflation.
Linda & James’ divorce came after a decade of billionaire filmmaker Steven Spielberg’s divorce with wife Amy Irving in 1989 for $100 million ($206 million inflation-adjusted).
On the top, it remains the 2019 divorce of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Bezos for a reported $35 billion.
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Movies & TV Series
Having appeared in Shirley (1980) and TV films: Reunion (1980) & Rape and Marriage: The Rideout Case (1980), Linda made her big-screen debut through the thriller film Tag: The Assassination Game (1982).
Thereafter, she appeared in films, Children of the Corn (1984) and The Stone Boy (1984), before making her breakthrough with The Terminator (1984) portraying Sarah Connor.
The Salisbury, Maryland-born actress then portrayed Catherine Chandler in Beauty and the Beast (1987- 1989, 46 episodes).
In 1991, she starred in Terminator 2: Judgment Day & then made another notable film appearance in Terminator: Dark Fate (2019).
Between those years, the actress worked in the movies: Separate Lives (1995), Dante’s Peak (1997), Smile (2005), Broken (2006), and Curvature (2017).
Moreover, Hamilton’s notable TV appearances include Secrets of Midland Heights (1980- 1981, King’s Crossing (1982), The Line (2008- 2009), Chuck (2010- 2012), and Defiance (2014- 2015).
|Children of the Corn (1984)||$0.8 million||$14.6 million|
|The Terminator (1984)||$6.4 million||$78.3 million|
|Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)||$94- $102 million||$520.8 million|
|Terminator: Dark Fate (2019)||$185- $196 million||$261.1 million|
Hamilton’s Residence: Once Owned A House In Malibu
Linda Hamilton, after her divorce with James Cameron, moved into her Malibu home spread on 1.1 acres, featuring 5 bedrooms & 4.5 bathrooms.
In April 2012, she put the single-story Mediterranean villa asking $5.495 million & sold the Malibu estate later that year for a reported $4 million.
According to Variety, Hamilton also formerly owned a farmhouse in Leesburg, Virginia with the main residence featuring 5 bedrooms & 3.5 bathrooms.
The 25.1-acre farmhouse cost her $998,000 at the time of purchase in February 2012, & sold it in March 2016 for $1.299 million; a profit of $301,000.
Where Does She Live?
The Terminator actress Linda is low-key about her current residence but she does own a house on Casey Key in Nokomis, Florida. Reportedly, before she bought it, the property last exchanged hands in August 2003 for $850,000.
Divorced Twice: How Many Children She Has?
The 5 ft. 6 inches tall Hollywood actress has been married twice but divorce with both. From her marriages, she is mother to 2 children.
Firstly, Linda was in a marital relationship with Bruce Abbott, an American actor; they married on December 19, 1982, & divorced on December 28, 1989.
Reportedly, at the time of their divorce, she was pregnant with their son Dalton (born in 1989).
Thereafter in 1991, Hamilton began a relationship with James Cameron, a film director; & exchanged vows after 6 years, on July 26, 1997.
Together, the couple was already parents to daughter Josephine Archer Cameron; born in 1993.
They divorced on December 16, 1999, after Linda found out about James’ affair with actress Suzy Amis on the set of Titanic (1997).
When & Where Was Linda Hamilton Born?
Linda Hamilton was born Linda Carroll Hamilton on September 26, 1956, in Salisbury, Maryland, the USA. When she was 5, her physician father Carroll Stanford Hamilton died & her mother Barbara K. Holt later married again.
Hamilton has an identical twin sister Leslie, an elder sister Laura & a younger brother named John.
She attended Wicomico Middle School and Wicomico High School in Salisbury, & then enrolled at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland, for 2 years.
Thereafter, Linda moved to New York City to study acting & also attended the late actor Lee Strasberg‘s workshop.