Linda Blair

Linda Blair

American actress (<The Exorcist>)
Date of Birth: 22.01.1959
Country: USA

  1. Biography of Linda Blair
  2. Early Life
  3. The Exorcist Success
  4. Career and Personal Challenges
  5. Later Career and Philanthropy
  6. Equestrian Passion

Biography of Linda Blair

Linda Blair is an American actress, best known for her roles in the iconic films "The Exorcist" (1973) and "Exorcist II: The Heretic". Her performance in "The Exorcist" earned her several awards, including an Academy Award and a Golden Globe.

Linda Blair

Early Life

Linda Blair was born on January 22, 1959, in Missouri. She was the daughter of a real estate specialist (mother) and an executive recruiter (father). When Linda was two years old, her family moved to Connecticut. As a young girl, Linda Blair actively participated in radio shows and worked as a child model.

Linda Blair

The Exorcist Success

In December 1973, Linda Blair appeared in the film "The Exorcist", which brought her unprecedented success. Critics were divided in their opinions about the movie, with some considering it extraordinary and unmatched, while others strongly opposed it.

Career and Personal Challenges

Following the success of "The Exorcist", Linda Blair starred in a few controversial television films and the sequel "Exorcist II: The Heretic". However, the latter film was not successful, and despite receiving a prize for her role, it almost ruined Linda's acting career. She took a break from acting, gained weight, and faced depression.

In 1977, Linda Blair faced another challenge when she was arrested for possession and distribution of cocaine. She was fined and sentenced to three years of imprisonment.

Later Career and Philanthropy

In the 1980s, Linda Blair continued her acting career, although with limited success. She appeared in several films and attempted to establish her personal life, but her relationship with singer Rick James ended due to his substance abuse issues.

In the 1990s, Linda Blair appeared in a few minor films. In 2000, she made a couple of appearances on television and in movies before disappearing from the spotlight.

Currently, Linda Blair actively participates in public life, dedicating most of her time to various charitable events aimed at helping those in need.

Equestrian Passion

Linda Blair continues to enjoy horseback riding. Riding horses has always been her favorite activity, as she has a deep love for horses and is skilled in equestrian sports.