Linda Blair

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Linda Blair
Birth name Linda Denise Blair
Born January 22, 1959 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Notable Roles
Notable Episodes



Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Fantasy Island (1978) Sara Jean Rawlins 5x13 - King Arthur in Mr. Roarke's Court / Shadow Games January 23, 1982
The Love Boat Muffy 5x26 - Isaac Gets Physical / She Brought Her Mother Along / Cold Feet March 20, 1982
Murder, She Wrote Jane Pascal 1x18 - Murder Takes the Bus March 17, 1985
MacGyver Jenny Larson 5x16 - Jenny's Chance February 19, 1990
Married... with Children Ida Mae 7x01 - Magnificent Seven September 13, 1992
Supernatural Det. Diana Ballard 2x07 - The Usual Suspects November 9, 2006

Notable Film Roles

Film Role Released
The Exorcist Regan MacNeil 1973

Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
Born Innocent Chris Parker September 10, 1974 NBC World Premiere Movie
Sarah T. - Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic Sarah Travis February 11, 1975 NBC World Premiere Movie

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Series Episode Airdate
Battlestars February 22-26, 1982
Tattletales March 22-26, 1982
Win, Lose or Draw October 24-28, 1988
The New Hollywood Squares January 23-27, 1989
Hollywood Squares (1998) September 25-29, 2000
Hollywood Squares (1998) October 20-24, 2003

Awards and Accolades

Golden Globe Awards

(1 Win in 2 Nominations)

  • Won: Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture (1974)
The Exorcist


  • Began working as a child model when she was 5 years old
  • By the time she was 12 years old, she appeared in 75 commercials and hundreds of magazine catalogues
  • Is the youngest of three children; has an older brother, Jim and an older sister, Debbie
  • Her father, James was a Navy test pilot and later became an executive recruiter and her mother, Elinore was a real estate agent in Westport, Connecticut
  • Is a trained equestrian
  • Is an animal rights activist and humanitarian; has worked with various charities
  • Established the Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation in 2004 which works to rescue animals that have been abused, neglected or mistreated
  • Became a vegan in 2001; wrote a book about veganism called "Going Vegan!"
  • Dated singer/actor Rick Springfield and Styx guitarist Tommy Shaw
  • Was in a relationship with Wings Hauser during the early '90s