Campbell in October 2011
November 5, 1955 (age 56) , San Diego, California
Linda Merovi Jackson (1955 - 1977)
Linda Merovi Campbell (1977 - )
Joshua Campbell (1977 - 1978)
David Milton (1978 - 1985)
Angelos Vendomtia (1993 - 1995)
Chris Mihailovich (2002 - 2004)
James Davis (2007)
Tanya (1979 - )
Lana (1980 - )
Alexa (1984 - )
San Diego University
New Tower College
Linda was born in 1955 in San Diego to Mary (nee Vendos) (1927 - 1991) a journalist and second generation Turkish immigrant, and Mark (1926 - 1993) a civil engineer. She had a relatively normal childhood, attending Lamly Woods High School (1968 - 1973), then San Diego University, Central Campus (1973 - 1976).
In 1976, upon leaving university, Linda became a house maid. It was during this job she met Joshua Campbell, and married him a year later. In mid 1977 she left her job and moved to Los Angeles with her husband. She studied beauty at the New Tower College, and in early 1978 got a job as a makeup artist in Hollywood. During her time as a makeup artist she had an affair with film producer, Dave Milton, and a few weeks later she and Milton divorced their spouses and got married. In 1979 she had her first child, Tanya, followed a year later by Lanashka and then Alexa in 1984. In 1985 Linda's second husband, noted film producer Dave Milton died, and she inherited his fortune.
1980's and 1990's
In 1986 she began appearing in secondary film roles, not for money but because she enjoyed it. In 1992 she got a starring role in the film "Five Weddings and a Divorce". However, this was to be her only film success during this period.
In 2004 she appeared in the long running soap, Settleburg, for ten episodes.
Full article see: LIZ (Film)
In January 2008 it was announced that she would play Elizabeth Dole, in the biopic LIZ. She did extensive research into the part, and met with Mrs Dole regularly. She also decided to undergo cosmetic surgery, partly to look more like the famous president. Primary photography began in December 2008 and finished in June 2009. The film was released in July 1st 2011 and was met with critical acclaim.
As mentioned above, as part of her preparation for the part of Mrs Dole she underwent cosmetic surgery. Campbell made a documentary film about plastic surgery in the US, using her daughters as examples. The film culminates with Campbell's own surgery and the months afterwards.
Linda is a registered Republican. In her 2008 autobiography she stated that she first voted for Ronald Reagan in 1980, and in 1984. However she did not vote in 1988. In 1992 she registered as a Republican to vote for Liz Dole and appeared as guest at several Liz Dole charity balls and banquets. She also campaigned in 1996.
Linda has been married 5 times.
1. Joshua Campbell (1952 - 2009)
2. David Milton (1940 - 1985)
3. Angelos Vendomtia (1943 - )
4. Chris Mihailovich (1954 - )
5. James Davis (1960 - )