Linda Blair

Biography

Linda Denise Blair (born January 22, 1959) Blair was raised in Westport, Connecticut. She began her career as a six year old child model and started acting with a regular role on the short-lived "Hidden Faces" in 1968. Her first film role was in 1971's The Sporting Club. Blair was selected from a field of 600 applicants for her most notable role as Regan in The Exorcist. The role earned her a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress and an Academy Award nomination. She reprised her role in the 1977 sequel, Exorcist II: The Heretic. Blair has since worked in numerous films, including the 1990 Exorcist spoof, Repossessed, and a cameo role in 1996's Scream. In 1997, she appeared in a Broadway revival of Grease. She was cast as a regular in the BBC television show, LA-7. She hosted Fox Family's Scariest Places On Earth. More recently, Blair has become an animal rights activist and humanitarian, working with PETA, Feed The Children, Variety, the Children's Charity, and other organizations.[1] Blair also devotes time to her non-profit organization, the Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation, which works to rescue abused, neglected and mistreated animals. She is a vegan, and has co-authored the book 'Going Vegan!'. In 2008 she turned up at the 18th annual Malaga Fantasy and Horror Film Festival to accept a lifetime achievement award for her work in the horror genre. She appeared in the 2009 documentary Confessions of a Teenage Vigilante, discussing her role as Brenda in 1984's Savage Streets. The documentary is included as a bonus feature on the 2009 DVD release of the film. In July 2010 it was announced that Blair is in talks to return to horror films for the upcoming The Gathering. Also in 2010 she appeared as herself on the cable series Pit Boss.

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Birth Name

Linda Denise Blair

Birth Place

St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Birth Date

1/22/1959
Known For
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Hell Night

Marti

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Repossessed

Nancy Aglet

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Savage Streets

Brenda

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Stranger In Our House

Rachel Bryant

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Witchery

Jane Brooks

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Night Patrol

Officer Sue Perman

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Sorceress

Amelia Reynolds

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Rojo Caliente

Christine Carlson

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Grotesque

Lisa

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Ruckus

Jenny Bellows

Starring In
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The Exorcist: Believer

Regan MacNeil

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Skin: A History of Nudity in the Movies

Self

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Surge of Power: Revenge of the Sequel

Helen Harris

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The 84th Annual Academy Awards

Self

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Imps*

Jamie (segment "Don't")

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Original Animated Series: Godzilla, Vol. 2

Alexandra Springer (1 episode, 1999)

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Diva Dog: Pit Bull on Wheels

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Monster Makers

Shelly Stoker

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A Decade Under the Influence

Herself (archive footage)

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The Blair Bitch Project

Heather

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Oscarverleihung 1999

Regan Teresa MacNeil (archive footage) (uncredited)

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The Fear of God: 25 Years of 'The Exorcist'

Self / Regan

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Scream

Obnoxious Reporter (uncredited)

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Prey of the Jaguar

Cody Johnson

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Double Blast

Claudia

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Sorceress

Amelia Reynolds

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Calendar Girl, Cop, Killer? The Bambi Bembenek Story

Jane Mader

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Fatal Bond

Leonie Stevens

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Repossessed

Nancy Aglet

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Dead Sleep

Maggie Healey

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Zapped Again!

Miss Mitchell

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Bedroom Eyes II

Sophie Stevens

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The Chilling

Mary Hampton

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Bail Out

Annette 'Nettie' Ridgeway

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Witchery

Jane Brooks

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Grotesque

Lisa

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Silent Assassins

Sara

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Nightforce

Carla

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SFX Retaliator

Doris

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Savage Island

Daly

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Rojo Caliente

Christine Carlson

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Night Patrol

Officer Sue Perman

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Terror in the Aisles

Regan MacNeil (in 'The Exorcist') (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Savage Streets

Brenda

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Chained Heat

Carol Henderson

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Hell Night

Marti

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Ruckus

Jenny Bellows

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Mr. Mike's Mondo Video

Herself (uncredited)

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Roller Boogie

Theresa 'Terry' Barkley

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Stranger In Our House

Rachel Bryant

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Exorcist II: The Heretic

Regan MacNeil

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Victory at Entebbe

Chana Vilnofsky

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Sarah T. - Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic

Sarah Travis

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Sweet Hostage

Doris Mae Withers

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Airport 1975

Janice Abbott

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Born Innocent

Chris Parker

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The Exorcist

Regan

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The Sporting Club

Barby (uncredited)

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