'The Exorcist': This Is Linda Blair Today
Linda Blair is staying busy today and has continued to stay in the spotlight since her early role of "Regan" in The Exorcist films. The actress was just 14 years old when the first film came out! Here is what Linda Blair is up to today.
Linda Blair today is almost unrecognizable from her early roles. Born January 22, 1959 in St. Louis, Missouri, Linda would get her start at the age of five as a child model. She starred in over 70 Welch's grape jam commercials!
Blair's acting career would start in the late 1960s with a role on the daytime soap opera Hidden Figures. The now-famous actress's career would see her biggest role to date in 1973.
Linda Blair The Exorcist
Linda Blair in The Exorcist would be her career-defining role. Chosen over 600 other young actresses, Blair would shine in the role of "Regan". Her performance would earn her a number of awards including a coveted Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress as well as a Golden Globe. Pretty impressive for a 14-year-old!
Blair would reprise the role in the film's follow-up, Exorcist II: The Heretic in 1977. While the film wasn't as successful as its original, Blair would still garner a Saturn Award nomination for her performance.
Linda Blair After The Exorcist
Linda Blair has stayed busy both on and off-screen since The Exorcist, and the accomplished actress is very much still in the spotlight today. Blair's most notable roles following The Exorcist include:
- Hell Night (1981)
- Savage Streets (1984)
- Scream (1996)
- L.A. 7 (2000)
- and as host of Fox Family's Scariest Places on Earth (2001-2006).
You will also often find the now 62-year-old guest-starring as herself on a number of popular shows like RuPaul's Drag Race and Eli Roth's History of Horror.
Linda Blair Today
When the actress isn't busy on-screen she spends her time fighting for causes like animal rights and has quite a few furry critters of her own! While the actress was briefly married to musician, Rick Springfield in the 1970s, she has never remarried.
Throughout her career, Blair has established herself as an important figure in the horror genre, and we look forward to seeing where life will take The Exorcist star next.