Leslie Hamilton was a former American actress and nurse, known well for being the identical twin sister of the accomplished actress Linda Hamilton. The late actress came into the limelight after her spectacular portrayal in the role of Connor in the “Terminator” film sequel.
Age, Early Life, and Education Background
Born Leslie Hamilton Gearren on 26 September 1956 under the Libra zodiac sign, in Maryland, USA, of Scottish, Welsh and English ancestry, her father was Carroll Hamilton who worked as a physician, and her mother Barbara Holt, who married a police chief following Leslie father’s death in a car accident when she was five. Leslie was brought up in Salisbury together with her elder twin sister Linda and her brother, Ford. Leslie has another elder sister, Laura Hamilton.
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Leslie attended Wicomico Middle School, then called Wicomico Junior High, located in Salisbury, and graduated with a bachelor’s certificate later on. After completing her studies, she joined a nursing school, where she pursued a career as a nurse; her sister chose to study acting.
Hobbies and Favourite Things
Leslie loved playing Arch Rivals. She spent most of her free time painting and doing calligraphy. and also enjoyed watching TV and reading.
Her favourite destinations were Paris and Tokyo, Japan.
Leslie’s favourite actor and actress were Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep respectively.
She loved continental cuisine.
Her Career as A Nurse
Leslie lived her life doing what gave her the utmost satisfaction: taking care of the sick. She was posted to work in the emergency room as a nurse Before she passed away in August 2020, Hamilton worked at a hospital located in Mount Holly, NJ – she loved her job and liked serving the patients. Many will remember her as a devoted caregiver, and also a caring mother who loved her children dearly.
Leslie made fewer appearances on the screen compared to her sister Linda. However, she had the privilege of working with some of America’s most talented TV personalities, such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, during the short period she worked in the entertainment industry.
Leslie gained popularity due to her iconic performance as Sarah Connor in “The Terminator” film, and will be remembered for her contribution to “ The Terminator 2:Judgement Day,” in which she appeared together with her sister, Linda.
In the span of her career, Leslie bagged several awards, including an MTV Movie Award for Most Wanted Female and Best Female Performance in “The Terminator” film sequel. Leslie made an appearance in the garage scene when John and Sarah modified the “Terminator” CPU chip to read/write, which gave her a chance to learn new skills. In this apocalyptic scene, Sarah (Leslie Hamilton) appeared as a mirror reflection – she had been assigned to play as Linda Hamilton’s double.
She was also selected together with 50 most beautiful personalities by People Magazine, and was invited to host “Sunday Night Live”.
Leslie led a secret personal life, and kept her family away from the limelight. Despite the fact that she was married, she never disclosed the name of her spouse. The late actress had two daughters and a son, Ashley, Kendall, and Adam, and two grandchildren namely Ollie and Luna Bo.
Lesie appeared fit for her age. She stood at a height of 5ft 6ins (1.7m), weighed around 132lbs (60kgs) with vital statistics of 36-28-37. The former actress’ beautiful blue eyes and long blonde hair gave her a stunning look. She wore shoes size 7.
Leslie had amassed a decent amount of income from her professional career as a nurse. She had also earned a small fortune from her profession as an actor. On top of this, Leslie belonged to a family that had a rich heritage. Her net worth was around $750,000 as of 2020.
Leslie passed away suddenly during the COVID-19 epidemic, on 22 August 2020, aged 63 years. Her death caught many by surprise and left everyone who knew her trembling. Her twin sister, Linda, was very close to her and had developed a tight bond with her – she was devastated by the ordeal.
Twin Sister, Linda Hamilton
Linda’s early life was exactly the same as Leslie’s. She graduated from Washington College, located in Maryland, where she studied for two years. She later on moved to New York City to pursue acting, and ended up attending several workshops, some of which were hosted by Lee Strasberg.
Linda’s Professional Career
Linda’s passion for acting was spotted when she was ten years old during a stage show, when she played a role in “The Wind in the Willows.”
She has ever since featured in many iconic productions, such as “The Terminator” film sequels, “The Beauty and the Beast,” “Shadow Conspiracy,” and “A Mother’s Prayer,” among others. Linda boasts several awards which include 1992’s Saturn Award, and an MTV Award for Best Actress and the Best Female Performance respectively. Her appearance in “The Colour of Courage” earned her a Satellite Award.
The celebrated actress married her first husband, Bruce Abbott, in 1982.
The duo had a son together named Dalton. While she was with her husband, Linda developed bipolar disorders and depression, and ended up divorcing Abbott in 1987. Her personal life improved later on, and she went ahead to marry James Cameron, who was a film director – James’ affair with Linda resulted in his break-up from his then wife, Kathryn Bigelow. The couple was blessed with a daughter, Josephine in 1993. However, Linda, divorced Cameron two years after their official marriage that had taken place in 1997.