So, it turns out that a lot of people dig Linda Hamilton. Either that or they just search for her a lot. Ms. Hamilton has consistently been one of the top searched for people on the Hot Nerd Girl Blog.
I’m not gonna lie, this perplexes me just a little.
Not because I don’t think she’s awesome, obviously I do as previously stated in my 10 Hottest Babes of Sci-Fi post. It’s just that it’s been a little while since she was a headlining actress in a major motion picture.
Maybe it’s because her ex-husband, James “Jimbo” Cameron has been in the news thanks to Avatar? He was competing with ex-wife #2, Kathryn Bigalow, during all of the awards ceremonies….so why shouldn’t ex-wife #3 Linda Hamilton come up?
However, I lean towards the notion that it’s because there’s more to this tough girl than meets the eye.
For example, did you know that Linda Hamilton auditioned for the role of Kathryn Janeway? Genevieve Bujold got the role and then infamously quit after one day of filming, handing over the part to Kate Mulgrew. Hamilton was also considered for the role of Dr. Chase Meridian in Batman Forever, a role that ended up going to a not-quite-uber-famous-yet Nicole Kidman.
Linda is somewhat of a sci-fi goddess and has been since the start of her acting career. In quick succession she went from Children of the Corn to The Terminator. James Cameron loved her so much that he changed Sarah Connor’s scripted age from 19 to 27 just for Linda. Her most famous TV role was opposite Ron Perlman (Can I just say how much I LOVE him??) in Beauty and the Beast. I totally remember watching that show as a kid and thinking she was the prettiest lady alive.
Of course, she then became the most bad ass lady alive when she went crazy training for Terminator 2: Judgment Day, the movie she is most famous for and arguably one of the greatest movies of all time.
So what is Linda up to these days? Besides lamenting her marriage to Cameron and discussing her bipolar disorder, that is.
She’s back in action as the mother of Chuck. A neglectful mother and CIA agent who is still kicking ass and taking names.
Typical Linda Hamilton.