Linda Blair

Linda Blair

Real Name: Linda Blair
Category: Childhood Stars
Submitted by: Bob Sacamano
Posted Date: 2004-05-21
Last Modified: 2019-12-17

This pretty, girl-next-door, TV actress since age 6, was chosen out of 600 possibles to portray the demon-possesed Regan MacNeil in William Blatty’s blockbuster hit of 1973 the Exorcist. Her depth of character and convincing portrayal won her world-wide acclaim and notoriety! But where else was her career to go from there? She actually found a niche in the 1970s in TV movies-mostly portraying pathetic teen-aged victims

What happened to:

Her career took a major nosedive after the critical and box-office disaster of the laughable Exorcist II in 1977. Her exploitative,trashy, women-behind-bars flicks in the 1980s made her a cult star in Europe but her attempts to reestablish herself as an American actress have been unfortunately limited to satirical,straight-to-video productions. Now in her 40s Linda spends most of her career as an activist for animal rights and vegetarianism.


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Linda Blair