Samantha Lewes was an American actress who appeared in a few Hollywood movies. She is best known as the former wife of the famous Hollywood actor Tom Hanks and the mother of actors Elizabeth Hanks and Colin Hanks. Lewes died at the age of 50 from Bone cancer.
Lewes was the first wife of the actor Tom Hanks after which he married Rita Wilson in the year 1988. She is still remembered for her roles in movies like “Mr. Success and Bosom Buddies”.
Samantha Lewes: early life, career, and nationality
Samantha Lewes was born on November 29, 1952, in San Diego, California as Susan Jane Dillingham. She belongs to an American nationality. There is not much history available about her early life and family history as she wasn’t much popular with the media unless it was about her link with Tom Hanks. As a matter of fact, her family, education and early life is all a big mystery so far.
But here’s the good news we do know a few things about her past like her short-lived career in Hollywood. Lewes played in movies called as Mr. Success and Bosom Buddies. But she mostly gained fame after tying the knot to Tom Hanks as she was his first wife.
Samantha Lewes: husband, marriage, and personal life
Though people praise the ideal couple, Tom Hanks and his present wife Rita Wilson, they have long forgotten about his ex-wife Samantha. Samantha and Tom Hanks met in high school and were high school sweethearts. They dated for a while and married one another while quite young. Tom Hanks was just 21 years old when he tied the knot to Samantha and had his first child. Tom Hanks revealed in an interview that the reason for his marriage was to fight loneliness but that didn’t help Hanks as the marriage didn’t work out really well. Their daughter, Elizabeth was born in the year 1982.
Samantha and Tom’s marriage was quite rough and they weren’t really happy with it. As a matter of fact, in the year 1987, they divorced and ended their marriage. Later in the year 1988, Tom Hanks tied knots with his current wife Rita Wilson but Samantha chose to remain single and take care of her children. Both of her children, Colin and Elizabeth went on to become actors.
Samantha Lewes: death and net worth
After the divorce, Samantha started becoming sick quite very often and eventually was diagnosed with bone cancer. Tom Hanks helped Samantha with her treatment but nothing really worked and her health deteriorated. In the year 2002, she lost her life and died in Sacramento, California, USA.
Samantha Lewes’ life has been a short one and within a short lifespan, she did even fewer works throughout her career. Thus there is not much information available on the total amount of money she actually made at the time. So, her net worth estimation is not available but can be assumed it was more than a million.