Quick Facts of Susan Jane Dillingham

  • Full NameSusan Jane Dillingham
  • Date of Birth1952 /11 /29
  • NicknameSamantha Lewes
  • Marital StatusDivorced
  • BirthplaceSan Diego, California
  • EthnicityWhite
  • ProfessionActress
  • NationalityAmerican
  • Active Year1980-2002
  • Eye colourLight Brown
  • Hair colourLight Brown
  • BuildSlim
  • SpouseTom Hanks ( m. 1978- div. 1987)
  • ChildrenColin Hanks and Elizabeth Hanks
  • HoroscopeScorpio

According to the Oxford Dictionary, beauty is defined as a combination of qualities, such as shape, color, or form that pleases the aesthetic senses, especially the sight”. So today we are going to talk about such personality who ruled the Film industry with her charismatic beauty and impressive work ethics. She is none other than Samantha Lewes. 

She was a well known American actress for her performance in the movies Mr. Sucess and Bosom Buddies. Also, she was recognized for being the first wife of her popular husband Tom Hanks, an American actor. Furthermore, she shared two children, Colin Hanks, and Elizabeth Hanks with her spouse. After her death, Hanks married to Rita Wilson, an American actress.

Samantha Lewes’ Bio (Wiki)

The American actress, Samantha Lewes was born on 29th November 1952 in San Diego, California. First, she was known as Susan Jane Dillingham, but later she adopted her name as Samantha Lewes. She holds American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.

Lewes born to American parents, John Raymond Dillingham (father) and Harriet Hall Dillingham (mother). She never made the media accessible about her educational details.

The beautiful actress Samantha had a perfect body figure and her hair color was reddish-brown. Her eyes were brown. Her height seemed to be perfect when she used to stand with her husband. The exact figure of her body measurement is not available at the moment.

Who was Samantha Lewes’s Husband?

Samantha Lewes first met Tom Hanks at the University of Sacramento where they studied as classmates. After studying for many years, they fell in love with each other. They became engaged in 1977 in front of their parents.

Samantha Lewes with her ex-husband, Tom Hanks.                              Source: Pinterest

The couple tied the knot on 24 January 1978, in San Diego, California. At that time of their marriage, she was 26 years old and her spouse was 23. In their wedding ceremony, they invited their co-actors and close relatives. Before her marriage to Hanks, she was pregnant with a child. Later, she gave birth to their first son, Colin Hanks in 1977.

Samantha Lewes’ first child, a son, Colin Hanks.

Similarly, the pair welcomed their second child Elizabeth Ann Hanks, a daughter born in 1982. Also, Tom stated that having a child at 21 was the best thing he ever had. Both kids are well-known in the industry. They established themselves respectively as an actor and actress.

Photo of Samantha Lewes's Daughter and her spouse.
Photo of Samantha Lewes’s Daughter and her spouse.                            Source: Pinterest

Eventually, the couple divorced when Hanks started an extramarital affair with the Amerian actress, Rita Wilson in 18th March 1987. Besides, Lewes never revealed any information regarding her past affairs and relationships with any other guy. She was free of rumors and controversies.

What is the Cause of Death of Samantha Lewes?

After the divorce, Samantha became a full-time mother and started raising her children. Like every mother, she had a dream of seeing her children happy and successful. Even now, people wonder what was the sudden death of the actress.

Samantha used to be sick regularly. She occasionally suffered from a health problem. After her body inspection, it found that she was suffering from bone cancer.

Later on, the disease spread to her lungs and brain. As a result, she died in the presence of her children in California on 12 March 2002. The body of late Samantha Lewes was buried in Sacramento, California.

Samantha Lewes’ Career

Moving into her career, Samantha Lewes entered the Hollywood industry in the year 1980. She started her career with her ex-husband Tom Hanks in an American sitcom Bosom Buddies. However, she was mostly recognized between people for being the first wife of the Hollywood star, Tom Hanks.

Moreover, Lewes appeared in a few projects with her former husband. From 1980 to 1982, she depicted a waitress in the TV sitcom Bosom Buddies. Her spouse, Hanks was one of the biggest Sitcom casts. In 1984, she appeared in a comedy movie as the role of a customer.

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Samantha Lewes’ Salary & Net Worth

Samantha is still a well-known name in the entertainment industry. As Lewes no longer on the earth, she doesn’t make any sort of earning for sure.

Surely, Lewes had maintained a huge amount of net worth out of her profession, but the exact figure of her capital is still under review. Well, talking about her ex-husband, Tom Hanks has maintained an estimated net worth to be $350 Million.

Though Samantha has left the world, Tom is taking care of their children and also giving fulfilling all the wishes that one need for living a lavish lifestyle.