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From the age of five, Linda Blair had to get used to the spotlight, first as a child model and then as an actress, when out of 600 applicants she was picked for the role of Regan, the possessed child, in The Exorcist (1973). Linda quickly rose to international fame, won the Golden Globe, and seemed to be set to take the Academy Award for that role... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Exorcist
The Exorcist Regan
(1973)
Savage Streets
(1984)
Hell Night
Hell Night Marti
(1981)
Exorcist II: The Heretic
Exorcist II: The Heretic Regan MacNeil
(1977)

Filmography

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 2017 Landfill (post-production)
Detective Karen Atwood
 2016 The Green Fairy (Documentary)
Mrs. Lanfrey
 2013 WHOA! Comedy Short (Short)
Deborah Blackburn
 2013 Whoa!
Deborah Blackburn
 2008 All Is Normal
Barbara
 2006 Supernatural (TV Series)
Det. Diana Ballard
- The Usual Suspects (2006) ... Det. Diana Ballard
 2006 Teddy Scares (Short)
Rita Mortis (voice)
 2006 The Powder Puff Principle (Short)
School Board President
 2005 Hitters Anonymous
Brenda Swan
 2003 Monster Makers (TV Movie)
Shelly Stoker
 2000 S Club 7: Artistic Differences (TV Movie)
Joni
 2000 S Club 7 in L.A. (TV Series)
Joni Witherspoon
- Goodbye Hollywood (2000) ... Joni Witherspoon
- Working (2000) ... Joni Witherspoon
- Making Movies (2000) ... Joni Witherspoon
- Game Boy (2000) ... Joni Witherspoon
- Fall Out (2000) ... Joni Witherspoon
 2000 Chicken Soup for the Soul (TV Series)
Ms. Hooper
- A Mason-Dixon Memory (2000) ... Ms. Hooper
 1999 The Blair Bitch Project starring Linda Blair (Video short)
Heather
 1999 Godzilla: The Series (TV Series)
Alexandra Springer
- S.C.A.L.E. (1999) ... Alexandra Springer (voice)
 1998 PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal (TV Series)
Rebecca Royce
- All Hallow's Eve (1998) ... Rebecca Royce
 1997 Marina (Short)
Marina
 1997 Extreme Ghostbusters (TV Series)
Selene
- Witchy Woman (1997) ... Selene (voice)
 1996 Scream
Obnoxious Reporter (uncredited)
 1996 Prey of the Jaguar (Video)
Cody Johnson
 1996 Renegade (TV Series)
Teddy Ray Thompson
- Self Defense (1996) ... Teddy Ray Thompson
 1995 Sorceress
Amelia Reynolds
 1994 Skins
Maggie Joiner
 1994 Robin's Hoods (TV Series)
Carla Patelle
- Old Friends, Dead Ends (1994) ... Carla Patelle
 1994 Double Blast (Video)
Claudia
 1993 Phone (Short)
 1992 Perry Mason: The Case of the Heartbroken Bride (TV Movie)
Hannah Hawkes
 1992 Married with Children (TV Series)
Ida Mae
- Magnificent Seven (1992) ... Ida Mae
 1991 Fatal Bond
Leonie Stevens
 1990 Repossessed
Nancy Aglet
 1990 Zapped Again! (Video)
Miss Mitchell
 1990 MacGyver (TV Series)
Jenny Larson
- Jenny's Chance (1990) ... Jenny Larson
 1990 Dead Sleep
Maggie Healey
 1989 Aunt Millie's Will (Short)
 1989 The Chilling
Mary Hampton
 1989 Bedroom Eyes II
Sophie Stevens
 1989 W.B., Blue and the Bean (Video)
Annette 'Nettie' Ridgeway
 1989 Bad Blood
Evie Barnes
 1989 Monsters (TV Series)
Lia
- La Strega (1989) ... Lia
 1989 Up Your Alley
Vickie Adderly
 1988 Moving Target
Sally Tyler
 1988 Witchery
Jane Brooks
 1988 Grotesque
Lisa
 1988 Silent Assassins
Sara
 1987 SFX Retaliator
Doris
 1987 The Heckling (Short)
Mrs. Taylor / Daughter
 1987 Nightforce (Video)
Carla
 1985 Savage Island
Daly
 1985 Red Heat
Christine Carlson
 1985 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Jane Pascal
- Murder Takes the Bus (1985) ... Jane Pascal
 1984 Night Patrol
Officer Sue Perman
 1984 Savage Streets
Brenda
 1983 Chained Heat
Carol Henderson
 1982 Laugh Trax (TV Series)
- Rock Comedy (1982)
 1982 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Sara Jean Rawlins
- King Arthur in Mr. Roarke's Court/Shadow Games (1982) ... Sara Jean Rawlins
 1981 Hell Night
Marti
 1980 Ruckus
Jenny Bellows
 1979 Wild Horse Hank
Hank Bradford
 1979 Roller Boogie
Terry Barkley
 1978 Summer of Fear (TV Movie)
Rachel Bryant
 1977 Exorcist II: The Heretic
Regan MacNeil
 1976 Victory at Entebbe (TV Movie)
Chana Vilnofsky
 1975 Sweet Hostage (TV Movie)
Doris Mae Withers
 1975 Sarah T. - Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic (TV Movie)
Sarah Travis
 1974 Airport 1975
Janice Abbott
 1974 Born Innocent (TV Movie)
Chris Parker
 1973 The Exorcist
Regan
 1971 The Sporting Club
Barby
 1970 The Way We Live Now
Sara Aldridge
 1968 Hidden Faces (TV Series)
Allyn Jaffe
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1 Biographical Movie | 3 Interviews | 2 Articles | 18 Pictorials | 17 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

5' 2" (1.57 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on making it in Hollywood[ Hollywood is a very difficult place. You may feel that you deserve to be part of it, and sometimes you just don't get that break. It is a hard business, and the word is business, but also enjoy it. It's a wonderful, wonderful craft, and if more people go out and do more independent films, do things that they want to do, they might just find a place for themselves in ... See more »

Trivia:

Went through her parents' divorce, two break-ups (one with rock star Rick Springfield), depression, and a drinking problem, all during the making of Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977) - which bombed at the box office. Later that same year, three of her friends from the band Lynyrd Skynyrd died in a plane crash, and she was arrested on drug charges shortly after the funeral. In a 2001 interview with ... See more »

Trademark:

Her iconic and controversial role as Regan McNeil in The Exorcist (1973)

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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