Linda Hamilton Biography
Her first major film was for the horror flick, Children of the Corn, in 1984. In the same year, the role that made her known to the public was for The Terminator where she played the part of Sarah Connor. Linda Hamilton was nominated a Saturn Award for Best Actress for her portrayal in the film. After, she did Black Moon Rising where she starred with Tommy Lee Jones. She then appeared in the television series, Murder She Wrote, which made earned her several praises. Linda Hamilton also starred in the television series of Beauty and the Beast with Ron Perlman, which garnered her Golden Globe and Emmy nominations.
Linda Hamilton starred in the sequel to Terminator in 1990, and it was such as huge success as it made more than $500 million at the box office. After this she went back to television, hosting Saturday Night Live, and in A Mothers Prayer. Other movies that Linda Hamilton starred in were Dantes Peak, Shadow Conspiracy, and television movies such as Robots Rising, The Color of Courage, and Point Last Seen.
Linda Hamiltons father, who passed away when Linda was still young, had bipolar disorder. She was also diagnosed with it, although refused medical treatment, and suffered manic-depressive illness throughout her life. When she appeared on Larry King Live in October 2005, she revealed this to the public for the first time, as well as the fact that her refusal to seek medical treatment had been the cause for her failed marriages to her first two husbands, Peter Horton and Bruce Abbott. Linda Hamilton also admitted that she had verbally and physically abused both her husbands, causing them to split.
Linda Hamilton suffered from bipolar disorder for about 20 years. It was the love for her children that finally pushed her to seek professional medical assistance for her disorder, as she was also becoming manic depressive during her thirties. Linda Hamilton started treatment on Prozac and claims it played a big part in saving her life.