EW Staff
December 14, 2004 AT 05:00 AM EST

Linda Hamilton kicks butt in the ”Terminator” movies

AS Sarah Connor
IN The Terminator (1984) and Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

WHO IS SHE? She learns in Terminator that she’s to be the mother of John Connor, leader of the human resistance against the machines, knowledge that all but drives her around the bend in T2.

SKILLS In T2, she’s armed with an arsenal of guns, sculpted arms that rival Madonna’s, and a paranoid alertness.

BATTLE GEAR Physique-revealing white tank top

MALE ADMIRER Kyle Reese (Michael Biehn), her time-traveling protector in Terminator

DROP-DEAD DIALOGUE (After breaking an antagonist’s arm) ”There’s 215 bones in the human body. That’s one.”

CAN’T GET ENOUGH? Hamilton saves her town from an erupting volcano and lands Pierce Brosnan in the process in Dante’s Peak (1997).

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