About Linda Blair
Linda Denise Blair (born January 22, 1959) is an American actress and activist. She is best known for playing Regan MacNeil in the horror film ‘The Exorcist’, for which she won a Golden Globe Award and received a nomination for an Academy Award. The film established her as a horror icon; she reprised the role in ‘Exorcist II: The Heretic’, for which she was nominated for a Saturn Award.
Blair went on to star in numerous television films, such as ‘Born Innocent’, ‘Sarah T. – Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic’, and ‘Stranger in Our House’, before establishing herself as a sex symbol in the romantic musical film ‘Roller Boogie’. Besides her acting, Blair has publicly supported various charitable causes, particularly animal rights. In 2004, she founded the Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation, a nonprofit organization that serves to rehabilitate and adopt rescue animals. A vegan, Blair co-authored the book ‘Going Vegan!’ in 2001 and continues to be an avid supporter of the movement. Learn More…