Amanda Ripley-McClaren was the daughter of Ellen Ripley. Her mother conceived her during a layover between haulage trips, which was counter to Weyland-Yutani policy, although she was not disciplined for her indiscretion and the pregnancy was allowed to come to term.
Amanda was delivered in a home birth, in the presence of Ripely's husband. She was still a child when her mother disappeared following the loss of the USCSS Nostromo. She died at the age of sixty-six, three years before her mother's return fifty-seven years after her initial disappearance. Sometime before her death she married, taking the name 'McClaren', but had no children. After being cremated, she was interred at Westlake Repository, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
- The photograph of Amanda that is seen in the extended Special Edition of Aliens is actually that of Sigourney Weaver's late mother, Elizabeth Inglis.
- The cause of Amanda's death is never stated in the movie. However, the novel says she died of cancer. Footage of Burke explaining this was filmed but not included in the film.
- Aliens (Special Edition only)/novel (First Appearance)
- Aliens: Earth War (photo)
- Aliens: The Female War (dream)
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 James Cameron (writer and director). Aliens Special Edition [DVD]. 20th Century Fox.
- ↑ Crew dossier seen in Aliens, available as bonus feature on Alien Anthology Blu-ray
- ↑ Ann Crispin (1997). Alien Resurrection novelization. Warner Books, Inc., 219.
- ↑ Alan Dean Foster (1979). Alien novelization. Warner Books, Inc., 14.