Linda Carrol Hamilton is a renowned American actress who is best known for her performance in the Terminator film series. She got fame as Sarah Connor in the famous film Terminator and as Catherine Chandler in the popular TV show Beauty and the Beast from 1987 to 1990. This versatile actress is one of the most popular television actresses among kids and young generations of 90’s. Now lets’ have a close look at Linda Hamilton’s net worth in 2018.
Linda Hamilton Early Life
Linda Hamilton was born on 26th September 1956 in Salisbury, Maryland, United States to Carroll Stanford Hamilton and Barbara K Holt. Her father was a physician. After her father’s death, Linda’s mother remarried a police chief.
Hamilton rose in an Anglo-Saxon family. Linda has a twin sister named Leslie. She spent her leisure time by reading different types of books.
Linda went to the then Wicomico Junior High School and Wicomico High School in Salisbury, the United States with her twin sister Leslie. After that, she attended Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland. She studied for two years there. Then she moved to acting studies in New York City. In New York, she attended various acting workshops organized by Lee Strasberg.
Hamilton has a marital relationship with Bruce Abbott since 1982 to 1989. This couple separated in the year 1989. After that, Linda has been married to director James Cameron. They have a daughter named Josephine. But this relationship also ended in the year 1999.
Linda Hamilton Career
Hamilton fell in love with acting at the age of 10 during portrayed her role in a stage show The Wind in the Willows. She started her acting career as a television artist. Her significant role as a television actress was in Secrets of Midland Heights, a popular show by CBS in 1980. In 1982, Linda made her debut film The Assassination Game.
In 1984, this talented actress played the lead role in Children of the Corn, an American horror film. This film made huge profits at the box office collection and added an extra feather to Linda’s professional career. In the same year, she portrayed in her most important role in the super hit film Terminator with huge success.
In 1986, Linda appeared in Black Moon Rising. After that she made a guest appearance in Murder, She Wrote, popular crime drama series. In 1987 Linda appeared in a fantasy drama series Beauty and the Beast. Her pleasing performance in this series earned her Golden Globe and Emmy nominations. In 1990 Linda performed in a comedy film named Mr. Destiny. She starred in Terminator 2: Judgment Day in 1991. This film made a big commercial success in the film industry. Linda hosted Saturday Night Live as well.
Other than these Linda appeared in films like A Mother’s Prayer, Shadow Conspiracy, Dante’s Peak and TV shows like Frasier, Chuck. Linda did a voice-over for her famous role as Sarah in Terminator Salvation in 2009.
Awards & Achievement
In 1992 Linda received Saturn Award as Best Actress and 2 MTV Movie Awards as Most Desirable Female & Best Female Performance in the film Terminator 2: Judgment Day. In 1995 she owned CableACE Awards for the television film A Mother’s Prayer.
Linda has a Blockbuster Entertainment Award (1998) in her collection. She won Satellite Awards for The Colour of Courage (2000). In 2001 she received DVD Exclusive Awards for Skeletons in the Closet.
Net Worth of Linda Hamilton
Linda Hamilton has an estimated net worth of $74 million. Estimation of her net worth comes from her acting career. This beautiful actress has magnificent houses and luxurious cars in her collection.
Linda achieved excellent fame through her representation in the film series The Terminator. Later, she began getting many famous roles on the big screen and small screen. She is in the limelight for her divorce settlement of $50 million from James Cameron.
Hamilton has considered herself as a Democrat, but in 2003 she voted for Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Republican candidate. Linda is known as a female action hero as well. In 1990, People Magazine mentioned Linda as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the globe.