Linda Blair

Linda Blair

Highest Rated: 88% Exorcist: The Version You've Never Seen (2000)

Lowest Rated: 0% Repossessed (1990)

Birthday: Jan 22, 1959

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Although many people assume that The Exorcist (1974) was American actress Linda Blair's film debut, she had actually been working in commercials since age six. Blair was chosen from a field of 500 hopefuls for Exorcist because of her resemblance to the film's star, Ellen Burstyn. To the casual viewer, the film, which dealt with the Devil's possession of an innocent preteen girl, was hardly the sort of fare that any responsible parent would allow their child to appear in. But the Exorcist's director, William Friedkin, was careful to prearrange the special effects (head turning around, bloody body wounds, vomiting green bile) with the least amount of danger or trauma for Blair. From all reports, she handled the assignment like a trouper, though she balked at having her hair messed up for the purposes of the plot. Blair was nominated for an Academy Award for her Exorcist work, but this campaign was scuttled when it was learned that, not only had the girl been extensively doubled by a dummy, but her horrendous "Satan" voice, explicit obscenities and all, had been dubbed by adult actress Mercedes McCambridge. A major celebrity at 15, Blair was able for a while to parlay her Exorcist work into a series of demanding film and TV roles, most of which cast her as a much-abused victim. Her rape scene in the TV movie Born Innocent was so graphic that the network was forced to cut the scene when the film was rerun. In other appearances, Blair played a teen alcoholic, a kidnap victim, a heart-transplant patient on an endangered airliner, and her Exorcist role again in Exorcist II (1977). By this time, Blair was unable to maintain the equilibrium of her career, which degenerated into exploitative crime or girls-in-prison films. More recently, Blair was seen in Repossessed (1990), a ham-handed spoof of the film that made her famous.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
20% Surge of Power: Revenge of the Sequel Helen Harris 2018
75% An Affair of the Heart Actor 2012
No Score Yet imps* Actor 2009
No Score Yet I'm Rick James Actor 2007
No Score Yet All Is Normal Actor 2006
No Score Yet Teddy Scares Actor 2006
No Score Yet The Powder Puff Principle Actor 2006
No Score Yet Hitters Anonymous Actor 2005
No Score Yet UnConventional Actor 2004
No Score Yet Monster Makers Shelly Stoker 2003
No Score Yet The '70s: Bellbottoms to Boogie Shoes Actor 2001
43% Lisa Picard Is Famous Actor 2001
No Score Yet Rick Springfield: Behind the Image Actor 2000
88% Exorcist: The Version You've Never Seen Actor $38.7M 2000
No Score Yet Prey of the Jaguar Lt. Cody Johnson 1997
79% Scream Obnoxious Reporter 1996
No Score Yet Double Blast Claudia 1994
No Score Yet Gang Boys Actor 1994
No Score Yet Sorceress Amelia Reynolds 1994
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Heartbroken Bride Hannah Hawkes 1992
No Score Yet Dead Sleep Maggie Healey 1992
No Score Yet Calendar Girl, Cop, Killer? Bambi Bembenek Jane Mader 1992
No Score Yet The Secrets of Dick Smith Actor 1991
No Score Yet Fatal Bond Leonie Stevens 1991
0% Repossessed Nancy Aglet 1990
0% Zapped Again Miss Mitchell 1990
No Score Yet Moving Target Actor 1989
No Score Yet Hollywood on Horses Actor 1989
No Score Yet W.B., Blue and the Bean Nettie 1989
No Score Yet Bedroom Eyes II Sophie Stevens 1989
No Score Yet Bad Blood Evie Barnes 1989
No Score Yet The Chilling Actor 1989
No Score Yet Witchery Jane Brooks 1988
No Score Yet Silent Assassins Sara 1988
No Score Yet Up Your Alley Vickie Adderly 1988
No Score Yet Grotesque Lisa Kruger 1987
No Score Yet Nightforce Carla 1986
No Score Yet Savage Island (Banished Women) Daly 1985
No Score Yet Red Heat Christine Carlson 1985
No Score Yet Night Patrol Sue 1984
No Score Yet Savage Streets Brenda 1984
56% Chained Heat Carol Henderson 1983
56% Hell Night Marti Gaines 1981
No Score Yet Ruckus Jenny Bellows 1980
0% Roller Boogie Terry Barkley 1979
No Score Yet Wild Horse Hank Hank Bradford 1979
No Score Yet Stranger in Our House Rachel Bryant 1978
15% Exorcist II: The Heretic Regan MacNeil 1977
No Score Yet Victory at Entebbe Chana Vilnofsky 1976
No Score Yet Sweet Hostage Doris Mae Withers 1975
25% Airport 1975 Janice Abbott 1974
No Score Yet Born Innocent Chris Parker 1974
84% The Exorcist Regan MacNeil 1973
No Score Yet The Sporting Club Barby 1971

TV

Credit
No Score Yet Eli Roth's History of Horror
2018
Appearing 2018
No Score Yet Hollywood Medium With Tyler Henry
2016-2019
Guest 2017
83% RuPaul's Drag Race
2009
Judge 2014
88% Supernatural
2005
Diana Ballard 2006
2005
No Score Yet Married...With Children
1987-1997
1992
No Score Yet MacGyver
1985-1992
Jenny 1990
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Jane Pascal 1985
No Score Yet Scariest Places on Earth
2006
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QUOTES FROM Linda Blair CHARACTERS

Chris says: You really don't want me to play, huh?

Regan MacNeil says: No, I do...Captain Howdy said no.

Regan MacNeil says: I got a lot of problems. I need help.

Regan MacNeil says: Mo-ther...Make it stop!

Regan MacNeil says: Chris (very sleepily, first thing in the morning) "What are you doing here?" Regan (very sleepily, first thing in the morning) "I can't sleep. My bed was shaking."

Chris MacNeil says: [very sleepily, first thing in the morning] What are you doing here?

Regan MacNeil says: [very sleepily, first thing in the morning] I can't sleep. My bed was shaking.

Regan MacNeil says: There's notting wrong with me.

Regan MacNeil says: ...Your mother's in here with us, Karras. Would you like to leave a message? I'll see that she gets it.

Regan MacNeil says: Your mother's in here with us, Karras. Would you like to leave a message? I'll see that she gets it.

Regan MacNeil says: What's that?

Father Damien Karras says: Holy water.

Regan MacNeil says: Keep that away from me.

Regan MacNeil says: Stick your cock up your ass you worthless motherfucking cocksucker!

Regan MacNeil says: Stick your cock up her ass, you motherfucking worthless cocksucker!

Reporter says: Sidney, how does it feel to be almost brutally butchered? People want to know. They have a right to know! How does it feel?

Regan MacNeil says: (in Karras' mother's voice) - Dimmy, why did you do this to me? Please Dimmy, I'm afraid.

Regan MacNeil says: (in Karras' mother's voice) Dimmy, why did you do this to me? Please Dimmy, I'm afraid.

Father Damien Karras says: You're not my mother!

Father Merrin says: Don't listen...Get out!

Father Merrin says: Don't listen. Get out!

Regan MacNeil says: (possessed voice; forcing her mother's face on her crotch area) - Lick me! Lick me! Lick me!

Regan MacNeil says: (possessed voice, forcing her mother's face on her crotch area) Lick me! Lick me! Lick me!

Regan MacNeil says: (possessed voice, to father Karras) - You killed your mother! You left her alone to die!

Regan MacNeil says: (possessed voice, to father Karras) You killed your mother! You left her alone to die!

Father Merrin says: I cast you out! Unclean Sprit!

Regan MacNeil says: Shove it up you?re a**, you faggot!

Regan MacNeil says: Shove it up you?re a**!

Father Merrin says: In the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ! It is he who commands you! It is he who flung you from the gates of Heaven to the depths of Hell!

Regan MacNeil says: F**k Him!

Father Merrin says: Be gone...

Father Merrin says: Be gone.

Regan MacNeil says: F**k Him, Karras! F**k Him!

Father Merrin says: ...from this creature of God! (Regan moaning) Be gone! In the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit!

Father Merrin says: From this creature of God! (Regan moaning) Be gone! In the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit!

Regan MacNeil says: What an excellent day for an exorcism.

Father Damien Karras says: You'd like that?

Regan MacNeil says: Intensely.

Father Damien Karras says: But wouldn't that drive you out of Regan?

Regan MacNeil says: It would bring us together.

Father Damien Karras says: You and Regan.

Regan MacNeil says: You and us.

Father Damien Karras says: Where's Regan?

Regan MacNeil says: In here - with us.

Regan MacNeil says: In here, with us.

Father Damien Karras says: Show me Regan and I'll loosen one of the straps.

Regan MacNeil says: Can you help an old altar boy, Father? - Your mother's in here with us, Karras. Would you like to leave a message? I'll see that she gets it.

Regan MacNeil says: Can you help an old altar boy, Father? Your mother's in here with us, Karras. Would you like to leave a message? I'll see that she gets it.

Father Damien Karras says: If that's true, then you must know my mother's maiden name. What is it? What is it? (Regan vomits onto Karras)

Father Damien Karras says: Hello, Regan. I'm a friend of your mothers. I'd like to help you.

Regan MacNeil says: Why not loosen the straps then?

Father Damien Karras says: I'm afraid you might hurt yourself, Regan.

Regan MacNeil says: I'm not Regan.

Father Damien Karras says: I see. Well then, let's introduce ourselves. I'm Damien Karras.

Regan MacNeil says: I'm the devil. Now kindly undo these straps!

Father Damien Karras says: If you're the devil, why not make the straps disappear?

Regan MacNeil says: That's much too vulgar a display of power, Karras.

Regan MacNeil says: (possessed voice) - Your mother sucks co**s in hell, Karras, you faithless slime.

Regan MacNeil says: (possessed voice) Your mother sucks co**s in hell, Karras, you faithless slime.

Regan MacNeil says: (possessed voice, to Father Merrin) - Stick your c**k up her a**, you mother-fu**ing worthless co**sucker!

Regan MacNeil says: (possessed voice, to Father Merrin) Stick your c**k up her a**, you mother-fu**ing worthless co**sucker!

Chris MacNeil says: (about the Ouija board) - Wait a minute, you need two.

Chris MacNeil says: (about the Ouija board) Wait a minute, you need two.

Regan MacNeil says: No you don't. I do it all the time.

Chris MacNeil says: Oh yeah. Well let's both play. (The planchette moves on its own) You really don't want me to play, huh?

Regan MacNeil says: No, I do. Captain Howdy said no.

Chris MacNeil says: Captain who?

Regan MacNeil says: Captain Howdy.

Chris MacNeil says: Who's Captain Howdy?

Regan MacNeil says: You know, I make the questions and he does the answers.

Regan MacNeil says: (possessed voice) - Do you know what she did? Your cunting daughter?

Regan MacNeil says: (possessed voice) Do you know what she did? Your cunting daughter?

Regan MacNeil says: (possessed voice) - Let Jesus f**k you, let Jesus f**k you! Let him f**k you!

Regan MacNeil says: (possessed voice) Let Jesus f**k you, let Jesus f**k you! Let him f**k you!

Regan MacNeil says: (possessed voice) - F**k me! F**k me!

Regan MacNeil says: (possessed voice) F**k me! F**k me!

Regan MacNeil says: (possessed voice) - Keep away! The sow is mine!

Regan MacNeil says: (possessed voice) Keep away! The sow is mine!

Regan MacNeil says: Oh please, Mother, make it stop! It's hurting.

Chris MacNeil says: What made you say that, Regan? Do you know, sweetheart?

Regan MacNeil says: Mother? What's wrong with me?

Chris MacNeil says: It's just like the doctor said. It's nerves, and that's all. OK? You just take your pills and you'll be fine, really. OK?

Regan MacNeil says: (to an astronaut guest at Chris' party) - You're gonna die up there. (Urinates on the carpet)

Regan MacNeil says: (to an astronaut guest at Chris' party) You're gonna die up there. (Urinates on the carpet)

Regan MacNeil says: My bed was shaking. I can't get to sleep.

Marti says: But Seth is bringing back help.

Jeff says: Seth isn't coming back.

Regan MacNeil says: What an excellent day for an exorcism.