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Linda Blair is a Actor and Associate Producer American born on 22 january 1959 at St. Louis (USA)

Linda Blair

Linda Blair
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Birth name Linda Denise Blair
Nationality USA
Birth 22 january 1959 (64 years) at St. Louis (USA)

Linda Denise Blair (born January 22, 1959) is an American actress. Blair is best known for her role as the possessed child, Regan, in the film The Exorcist (1973), for which she was nominated for an Academy Award and won a Golden Globe. She reprised her role in Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977).

Biography

Known background and early career
Blair was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and 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 (1968–69) daytime soap opera. Her first theatrical film appearance was in The Way We Live Now (1970). Blair was selected from a field of 600 applicants for her most notable role as Regan in The Exorcist (1973). The role earned her a Golden Globe and People's Choice Award for Best Supporting Actress as well as an Academy Award nomination. She reprised her role in the sequel, Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977), garnering a Saturn Award nomination for Best Actress of 1978. Between these two films, she appeared in Born Innocent (1974), Airport 1975 (1974), Sarah T. - Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic (1975) and Sweet Hostage (1975) opposite Martin Sheen.


Legal problems
Towards the end of the 1970s, Blair encountered trouble with law enforcement authorities as she was charged with drug possession and conspiracy to sell drugs. She pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of conspiracy to possess cocaine, in exchange for three years' probation and a $5,000 fine. Blair was also required to make at least 12 major public appearances to tell young people about the dangers of drug abuse. Though she pursued roles in subsequent films, Blair found it hard to restart her screen career and landed low-grade films in the 1980s and later. As she herself said in an interview, her career "went down faster than the Titanic."


A new direction
Blair's career took a new turn in the 1980s, as she starred in a number of successful low-budget horror and exploitation films, including Hell Night (1981), Chained Heat (1983) and Savage Streets (1984).

Blair later worked in numerous films, mostly comedies, including the Exorcist send-up Repossessed in 1990, and a cameo role in Scream (1996). In 1997, she appeared in a Broadway revival of Grease. She was cast as a regular in the BBC television show, L.A. 7 (2000). She hosted Fox Family's Scariest Places on Earth (2000-6).


Other interests
Blair also became an animal rights activist and humanitarian, working with PETA, Feed The Children, Variety, the Children's Charity, and other organizations. Blair also devotes time to a non-profit organization she organized, the Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation, which works to rescue abused, neglected and mistreated animals. She commenced to follow a vegan diet, and was a co-author of the book Going Vegan!


Honors
In 1997, she appeared in a documentary for Channel 4 in the UK entitled "Didn't You Used to be Satan?", which served as a biography of her life to that point and how the film The Exorcist had dominated her career and life.

She also appeared in critic Mark Kermode's 1998 BBC documentary "The Fear of God" (which Kermode directed and hosted), included as a special feature on the DVD of The Exorcist. Most of Kermode's linking scenes to camera were removed from the DVD version to shorten the running time. The version shown on BBC TV in 1998 was shown intact.

In 2008, she appeared 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 Savage Streets (1984). The documentary was included as a bonus feature on the 2009 DVD release of the film.

In 2010 she appeared as herself on the cable series Pit Boss and Jury Duty. She appeared in the 2011 Rick Springfield documentary Affair of the Heart, and was a panelist in a 2011 episode of The Joy Behar Show.

Called upon with honors, Blair appeared at a pre-taped 84th Academy Awards ceremony honoring makeup artist Dick Smith. Smith had created the iconic makeup for Blair in The Exorcist.

Usually with

Wings Hauser
Wings Hauser
(2 films)
Jackie Kong
Jackie Kong
(1 films)
Bob Logan
Bob Logan
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Linda Blair (34 films)

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Actress

Cousin Sarah
Origin USA
Genres Horror
Actors Haylie Duff, Leah Pipes, Linda Blair, Jason Mewes, Blake Jenner, Tom Sizemore
Roles Linda
Rating52% 2.6471952.6471952.6471952.6471952.647195
Crystal, a teenage girl residing in Northern California with her mother Linda, gets an unannounced visit from her cousin Sarah, who becomes their houseguest for the summer and soon after unleashes her dark secret on Crystal, turning her life and the lives of others into a living hell.
Imps*
Imps* (2009)
, 1h20
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Linda Blair, John Carradine, Colleen Camp, Keenan Wynn, Julia Duffy, Erika Eleniak
Roles Jamie, the "Don't Girl"
Rating40% 2.0167852.0167852.0167852.0167852.016785
The Blair Bitch Project, 20minutes
Genres Comedy, Horror
Actors Linda Blair
Roles Heather
Rating51% 2.5760152.5760152.5760152.5760152.576015
Scream
Scream (1996)
, 1h51
Directed by Wes Craven
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Horror, Crime, Black comedy, Slasher
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Serial killer films, Comedy horror films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Matthew Lillard, Rose McGowan, Skeet Ulrich
Roles Obnoxious Reporter (uncredited)
Rating73% 3.699663.699663.699663.699663.69966
High school student Casey Becker receives a flirtatious phone call from an unknown person, asking her, "What's your favorite scary movie?" The situation quickly escalates as the caller turns sadistic and threatens her life. He reveals that her boyfriend Steve Orth is being held hostage. After Casey fails to answer a question correctly about horror films, Steve is murdered. When Casey refuses to cooperate with the caller, she is attacked and murdered by a masked killer. Her parents come home to find her body hanging from a tree.
Sorceress
Sorceress (1995)
, 1h33
Directed by Jim Wynorski
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Larry Poindexter, Julie Strain, Linda Blair, Edward Albert, Rochelle Swanson, Michael Parks
Roles Amelia Reynolds
Rating41% 2.07462.07462.07462.07462.0746
An attorney (Larry Poindexter) is rising through the ranks at a prominent law firm due to his wife's black magic (Julie Strain). But he will to face a new case involving another sorceress (Linda Blair) who might make it hard for him.
Gang Boys
Gang Boys (1994)

Directed by Wings Hauser
Genres Drama
Themes Skinheads
Actors Wings Hauser, Linda Blair, Cole Hauser, Carmen Zapata, Tom Hallick, Nicky Katt
Roles Maggie Joiner
Rating32% 1.6467751.6467751.6467751.6467751.646775
Une nuit à Los Angeles, deux skinheads croisent Marjoe, un jeune homosexuel de 15 ans. Ils décident de l'amener de force à leur quartier général où il sera passé à tabac par toute la bande, puis abandonné nu sur un trottoir. Sa mère, Maggie, qui refuse de laisser le crime impuni, va reprendre contact avec son ex-mari, Joe, un ancien flic maintenant ivrogne qui s'est installé au Mexique, afin de venger leur fils.
Calendar Girl, Cop, Killer? The Bambi Bembenek Story, 2h7
Directed by Jerry London
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Timothy Busfield, Lindsay Frost, John Karlen, Linda Blair, James Sloyan, Susanna Thompson
Roles Jane Mader

C'est l'histoire vraie de Laurie Bembenek. Elle a été accusée d'avoir assassinée l'ex-femme de son mari.
Fatal Bond
Fatal Bond (1991)
, 1h29
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Linda Blair, Jerome Ehlers, Donal Gibson, Roger Ward, Bob Barrett
Roles Leonie Stevens
Rating40% 2.0049652.0049652.0049652.0049652.004965
Joe Martinez (Jerome Ehlers) is a man without a home or a known past. His only friend seems to be the Valiant car that rockets him through time and across landscape. He is a loner with a violent temper that bristles whenever he feels society is grinding down on him. If anyone encroaches upon his sense of freedom (be he a bouncer or a criminal), Joe explodes - a quick headbutt followed by a frantic attack of a swirling fists.
Repossessed, 1h20
Directed by Bob Logan
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Films about religion, Films about television, Demons in film, Comedy horror films
Actors Leslie Nielsen, Linda Blair, Ned Beatty, Anthony Starke, Thom Sharp, John Ingle
Roles Nancy Aglet
Rating48% 2.405542.405542.405542.405542.40554
Father Jedediah Mayii (Nielsen) casts out the devil from the body of young Nancy Aglet (Blair). Seventeen years later, in 1990, Nancy's body is possessed once again, however, while watching "The Ernest and Fanny Miracle Hour", a religious broadcast.
Zapped Again!, 1h36
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comic science fiction
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Comedy science fiction films
Actors Kelli Williams, Ira Heiden, Linda Larkin, Sue Ane Langdon, Linda Blair, Karen Black
Roles Miss Mitchell
Rating43% 2.162532.162532.162532.162532.16253
Kevin Matthews, (Todd Eric Andrews), becomes a new pupil at Ralph Waldo Emerson High School. Rejected by the trendy Key Club, he instead joins the Science Club. There he accidentally discovers a number of vials behind a hidden panel in the lab and after drinking the contents develops psychokinetic powers. He amuses himself hitting girls' dresses and humiliating the Key Club jocks, becoming popular in the process. But the Key Club plots a cruel revenge.
Up Your Alley
Directed by Bob Logan
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy
Actors Linda Blair, Bob Zany, Ruth Buzzi, Jack Hanrahan, Vic Dunlop
Roles Vickie Adderly
Rating52% 2.6271752.6271752.6271752.6271752.627175
While pursuing a story on homelessness, an undercover reporter (Blair) finds romance with a transient (Langston).
Witchery
Witchery (1988)
, 1h36
Origin Italie
Genres Horror
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Witches in film, Zombie films
Actors David Hasselhoff, Linda Blair, Catherine Hickland, Hildegard Knef, Annie Ross
Roles Jane Brooks
Rating43% 2.166252.166252.166252.166252.16625
Gary (David Hasselhoff) and his gal pal Linda (Catherine Hickland) visit an island off the coast of Massachusetts where a haunted resort hotel looms to do research on witchcraft. They are joined by the Brooks family (including a pregnant Linda Blair), prospective buyers of the property. When a storm prevents them from leaving the island, they are subjected to the wrath of an evil witch who will not quit until all of them die.
Grotesque
Grotesque (1988)
, 1h29
Origin USA
Genres Horror
Actors Linda Blair, Tab Hunter, Luana Patten, Donna Wilkes, Guy Stockwell, Charles Dierkop
Roles Lisa
Rating43% 2.162532.162532.162532.162532.16253
During Lisa (Linda Blair) and her friend Kathy's (Donna Wilkes) vacation at her parents home in the snowy mountains, a group of punks break in to rob them. The gang murder the family until only Lisa is left alive. Lisa's adopted brother Patrick (Bob Apiza), a mutant hunchback who was hidden away, attacks the gang until he is killed by the police which results in his father Rod (Tab Hunter), a plastic surgeon, seeking revenge on the final two gang members.