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Amanda Ripley-McClaren Isolation
Amanda Ripley-McClaren
Biographical information
Date and place of birth

June 24th, 2111

Physical description




Hair color

Light brown, graying

Eye color


Chronological and political information

Deceased as of December 23rd, 2177[1]

Portrayed by

Kezia Burrows


Amanda "Amy" 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.[2]


Early lifeEdit

Amanda was delivered in a home birth, in the presence of Ripley's husband.[3] She was still a child when her mother disappeared following the loss of the USCSS Nostromo.

Aboard SevastopolEdit

15 years after Ellen Ripley's disappearance, Amanda went looking for her which eventually lead her to Sevastopol, a decommissioned trading space station. Onboard, she encountered a Xenomorph Drone. She apparently was able to escape the Drone and continued with her life.


Amanda died at the age of sixty-six, two 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, Amanda was interred at Westlake Repository, Little Chute, Wisconsin.[1]


Elizabeth Inglis

Elizabeth Inglis during her youth.

  • The photograph of Amanda that is seen in the extended Special Edition of Aliens is actually that of Sigourney Weaver's late mother, British actress Elizabeth Inglis. The design of the character in the video game Alien: Isolation is based on Inglis during her youth.[citation needed]
  • The cause of Amanda's death is never given in the movie. However, the novelization states that she died of cancer.[4] Footage of Burke explaining this was filmed but not included in the film.
  • In James Cameron's initial treatment for Aliens, Amanda (who had not yet been named) is still alive and living on Earth. By the time of the story, she is old, frail and crippled, and when Ripley speaks to her via videophone from Gateway Station, she makes it clear that she resents her mother for what happened, and coldly tells Ripley that she hates her.[5]





  1. 1.0 1.1 James Cameron (writer and director). Aliens Special Edition [DVD]. 20th Century Fox.
  2. Crew dossier seen in Aliens, available as bonus feature on Alien Anthology Blu-ray
  3. Ann Crispin (1997). Alien Resurrection novelization. Warner Books, Inc., 219. 
  4. Alan Dean Foster (1979). Aliens novelization. Warner Books, Inc., 24. 
  5. "Alien II" (original treatment) by James Cameron

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