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Gale Anne Hurd

Gale Anne Hurd talking about Aliens in Sweden in September 1986.
Born October 25, 1955 (1955-10-25) (age 54)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Occupation Film producer
Spouse(s) James Cameron (1985–1989)
Brian de Palma (1991-1993)
Jonathan Hensleigh (1995-)
Children Lolita de Palma (born 1991)[1]
Parents Lolita Hurd (mother)

Gale Anne Hurd (born October 25, 1955 in Los Angeles, California) is a Hollywood film producer and writer.

Hurd is the daughter of a Los Angeles businessman and grew up in Palm Springs, California. She graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in economics and communications in 1977 and soon joined New World Pictures as executive assistant to Roger Corman, the company president. She worked her way up through various administrative positions and eventually became involved in production. She formed her own production company, Pacific Western Productions, in 1982 and went on to produce a number of box-office hits including The Terminator (1984), Aliens (1986), and The Abyss (1989). All were directed by James Cameron, to whom she was married from 1985 to 1989. She later married Brian De Palma.

In 2003, she was awarded the Telluride Tech Festival Award of Technology at Telluride, Colorado along with Sir Arthur C. Clarke.


Partial filmography (producer)

Partial filmography (writer)

  • The Terminator (1984)
  • Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003) (characters)
  • Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008) (screenplay/characters)
  • Terminator Salvation (2009) (characters)


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