Linda Blair

Linda Blair

Linda Denise Blair (born January 22, 1959) is an American actress, producer, and activist. She is best known for playing the possessed child, Regan, in the horror film The Exorcist (1973), for which she was nominated for an Academy Award and won a Golden Globe and People's Choice Award. Blair reprised her role in Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977), for which she was nominated for a Saturn Award. Blair would go on to star in numerous controversial dramatic television films, such as Born Innocent (1974), Sarah T. – Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic (1975), and Stranger in Our House (1978), before establishing herself as a sex symbol in the musical film Roller Boogie (1979). The 1980s saw Blair starring in numerous exploitation and horror films, such as the slasher film Hell Night (1981), the prison drama Chained Heat (1983), the Grindhouse cult thriller Savage Streets (1984), and the horror Grotesque (1988). Throughout the 1990s, Blair appeared in various independent films and B movies, as well as several television credits. She was the host of the Fox Family reality series Scariest Places on Earth (2001-2003), and had a guest role on the dark fantasy series Supernatural (2006). Blair also appeared on the Animal Planet series Pit Boss (2010-2012). In addition to her acting credits, Blair has publicly supported various charitable causes, specifically animal rights. In 2004, she founded the Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation, which serves to rehabilitate and adopt rescue animals.


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