Linda Blair

Linda Blair

Highest Rated: 83% The Exorcist (1973)

Lowest Rated: 0% Repossessed (1990)

Birthday: Jan 22, 1959

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, USA

At the age of 13, actress Linda Blair found herself starring in one of the most influential films of all time and nominated for an Academy Award for her work in "The Exorcist" (1973), only to be typecast as a result of the role that made her a star. Not only did "The Exorcist" launch Blair's career, it also redefined the horror film genre and perpetuated a cultural fascination with demonic possession. It also made such an indelible impression on audiences that it became difficult for her to be accepted in roles other than those of the quintessential girl in danger. Early works in this vein bore critical fruit, such as "Born Innocent" (NBC, 1974) and "Sarah T. - Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic" (NBC, 1975). Then came the disastrous sequel "Exorcist II: The Heretic" (1977), followed by the ill-advised attempt at a course correction with "Roller Boogie" (1979). With subsequent, and increasingly exploitative efforts such as "Chained Heat" (1983) and "Savage Streets" (1984), it seemed Blair's cinematic destiny was sealed. A much publicized arrest on drug charges - later dropped - combined with erotic thrillers such as "Bedroom Eyes II" (1989) did not help matters. Still, a chance to perform on Broadway in a revival of "Grease," and animal rescue work with her own non-profit organization helped to balance out some of the earlier, regrettable film choices. A mixed blessing to be sure, Blair's participation in "The Exorcist" provided her with a fame that, while limited, allowed her to pursue other more personal interests and work steadily throughout a lengthy career.

Highest rated movies

Exorcist: The Version You've Never Seen
The Exorcist
An Affair of the Heart
Hell Night
Chained Heat
Surge of Power: Revenge of the Sequel Airport 1975
Exorcist II: The Heretic

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Green Fairy Mrs. Lanfrey (Character) - 2016
50% 92% Surge of Power: Revenge of the Sequel Helen Harris (Character) - 2016
78% 78% An Affair of the Heart Unknown (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 33% Imps Jamie (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet All Is Normal Barbara (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Teddy Scares Unknown (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hitters Anonymous Brenda (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 57% Monster Makers Shelly Stoker (Character) - 2003
88% 88% Exorcist: The Version You've Never Seen Unknown (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gang Boys Maggie Joiner (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 33% Prey of the Jaguar Cody Johnson (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sorceress Amelia Reynolds (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 38% Double Blast claudia (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Heartbroken Bride Hannah Hawkes (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 33% Fatal Bond Leonie Stevens (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Calendar Girl, Cop, Killer? The Bambi Bembenek Story Jane Mader (Character) - 1992
0% 36% Repossessed Nancy Aglet (Character) $1.3M 1990
No Score Yet 21% Dead Sleep Maggie Healey (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Moving Target Sally Tyler (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 11% The Chilling Mary Hampton (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bad Blood Evie Barnes (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 27% Bail Out Annette "Nettie" Ridgeway (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 0% Bedroom Eyes II Sophie Stevens (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Up Your Alley Vickie Adderly (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 11% Witchery Jane Brooks (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 33% Silent Assassins Sara (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 12% Grotesque Lisa (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 50% Nightforce Carla (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet SFX Retaliator Doris (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 5% Savage Island Daly (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 25% Red Heat Christine Carlson (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 53% Night Patrol Officer Sue Perman (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 53% Savage Streets Brenda (Character) - 1984
56% 45% Chained Heat Carol Henderson (Character) - 1983
60% 45% Hell Night Marti Gaines (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 53% Ruckus Jenny Bellows (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 60% Wild Horse Hank Hank Bradford (Character) - 1979
0% 54% Roller Boogie Terry Barkley (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 33% Stranger in Our House Rachel Bryant (Character) - 1978
15% 13% Exorcist II: The Heretic Regan MacNeil (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 56% Victory at Entebbe Chana Vilnofsky (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sarah T.: Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic Sarah Travis (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 76% Sweet Hostage Doris Mae Withers (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 55% Born Innocent Chris Parker (Character) - 1974
25% 37% Airport 1975 Janice Abbott (Character) - 1974
83% 87% The Exorcist Regan Teresa MacNeil (Character) $441.4M 1973

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rupaul's Drag Race: RuVealed Guest 2016
83% 80% RuPaul's Drag Race Guest 2014
93% 75% Supernatural Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Scariest Places on Earth Host 2005-2006 2000-2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Renegade Teddy Ray Thompson (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Married ... With Children Ida Mae Wanker (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet 93% MacGyver Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Monsters Unknown (Character) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1974

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