Who is the star of the “Terminator 2” movie? Leslie Hamilton Gearren Wiki Bio
Leslie Hamilton Gearren was born in Salisbury, Maryland USA, on 26 September 1956 – her zodiac sign is Libra, and she holds American nationality. Leslie is a former actress, who is popular for being the twin sister of Linda Hamilton who is an actress as well – Leslie played her sister’s double in the “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” movie shot in 1991.
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Early life and education
Leslie grew up alongside her sister and their younger brother Ford in Salisbury – their father was Carroll Stanford Hamilton, a physician, who died in a car crash when Leslie was five years old. Leslie’s mother was a housewife, who married the chief of police some years later.
Leslie studied at the Wicomico Junior High before enrolling at Wicomico High School and matriculating in 1974.
Career as an actress
Leslie appeared in three scenes in the “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” movie after her sister permanently damaged her ear in the elevator scene – she fired a gun without first putting her earplugs in. This led to Leslie replacing her in the Playground scene, in which she can be seen with baby John Connor, and then in the CPU re-programming scene, where she can be seen in the mirror – lastly, she appeared in the Foundry scene as both Sarah Connor and T-1000.
Leslie has since retired from acting, and is now working as a nurse at a hospital in Mount Holly, New Jersey.
Love life and family
Leslie is reportedly taken, as she is said to have married her unnamed other half back in 2012 – the two are apparently living together without having had children, in their home in Mount Holly. Leslie is the aunt of Dalton Abbott, Linda’s son, who has made himself a career in the film industry as well.
Who is Linda Hamilton, Leslie’s twin sister?
Linda Carroll Hamilton is an actress born the same date and place as her twin – so also a Libran and having American nationality. She is mostly famous for playing Sarah Connor in “The Terminator” film franchise, and Catherine Chandler in the “Beauty and the Beast” TV series.
Linda was very active during her childhood, and later described her family as ‘boring’ – she read numerous books during those years just to pass the time. She studied at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland, and then switched to studying acting in New York City, after her acting professor told her that she had no future in the film industry.
Linda’s first big role was in the “Secrets of Midland Heights” soap opera, in January 1981, and she then appeared in the “TAG: The Assassination Game” movie and the “Country Gold” TV series both in 1982. She won a lead role in the “Children of Corn” horror movie in 1984, and in the same year played Sarah Connor in “The Terminator” – the movie was a huge success and made Linda famous worldwide. She appeared in the “Black Moon Rising” thriller movie and the “Murder, She Wrote” TV series, before being cast in the lead role in the “Beauty and the Beast” TV series in 1987 through 1989, while the show itself ended in 1990.
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In 1991, she played Sarah Connor once again in the “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” movie which was a bigger success than the first film, and for which Linda won two MTV Movie Awards. The year 1995 saw her play a mother with AIDS in “A Mother’s Prayer” movie, and was presented with a CableACE Award for her performance. She appeared in two films in 1997 entitled “Shadow Conspiracy” and “Dante’s Peak”.
In 2005, she played a role in the “Missing in America” war movie. and in 2009 reprised her role as Sarah Connor in the “Terminator Salvation” movie – she began shooting for the “Chuck” TV series in 2010, and guest-starred in the “Weeds” TV series in 2011. Linda’s latest roles have been in the “Terminator: Dark Fate” and “Easy Does It” movies both released in 2019.
Linda has been married two times – her first husband was actor Bruce Abbott, whom she married in 1982, and divorced in 1989 after he left her while she was pregnant with their son Dalton. She married the popular film director James Cameron in 1991, giving birth to their daughter in 1993, but divorcing in 1997. She received $50 million as the divorce settlement two years after the decree.
She is reported to now be suffering from depression and bipolar disorder. She believes that these are the reasons behind the failure of both her marriages.
Leslie’s likes and other interests
- Leslie enjoys tasting different cuisines, and her favorite is continental food.
- Her main hobbies are reading and listening to music; two of her favorite books are “Steppenwolf” and “Siddhartha” both written by Herman Hesse.
- She has been very fond of travelling throughout the years and has visited numerous states in the US while she has also been to several European countries such as France and Spain – her favorite place to travel to is Paris.
- Leslie enjoys watching movies in her spare time, including “Sleepless in Seattle” and “The Devil Wears Prada”.
- Her favorite actor and actress are Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep
Appearance and net worth
Leslie is 63 years old. She has long blonde hair and blue eyes, is 5ft 6ins (1.68m) tall, weighs around 132lbs (60kgs), and her vital statistics are 36-28-37. She wears shoes size seven. Her net worth is over $750,000, while her twin sister Linda’s net worth is estimated to be over $70 million.