Linda Carroll Hamilton (born September 26, 1956 in Salisbury, Maryland) is an American actress.
She's most well known for her role of Sarah Connor, the mother of future human resistance leader John Connor in the first two films of the Terminator franchise, namely The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day. The latter gave the character a serious level in badass and more dramatic range, making her quite an iconic example Action Girl. Linda reprised the role in Dark Fate 28 years after the last time she played it.
Her other noteworthy roles include Vicky Baxter in Children of the Corn, Catherine Chandler in the 1980s Beauty and the Beast series, Rachel Wando in Dante's Peak and Mary Elizabeth Bartowski in Chuck.
She was married to Terminator director James Cameron between 1997 and 1999, and she has an identical twin sister, Leslie Hamilton Gearren, who was used for a particular scene in Terminator 2.