Linda Blair the legendary Regan McNeil
Linda Blair, played the part of the posssessed girl (Regan McNeil) in the film “The Exorcist” (1973). Linda was nominated for an academy Award and two Golden Globe Awards, finally she won one. In 1997 she appeared also in Exorcist II : The Heretic.
Linda Blair’s first steps
Linda was born in St. Louis Missouri but she was raised in Westport, Connecticut. Linda started her career as a six- year - old child model and her acting at the day soap Hidden Faces (1968 - 69).
The highest moment to her career is when Linda was chosen among 600 other candidates to play the part of Regan McNail in The Exorcist (1973). The acting skills of Linda Blair earned for The Exorcist film a Golden Globe and People’s Choice Award for Best Supporting Actress and an Academy Award nomination.
Linda Blair’s career after Exorcist
As I have already mentioned on previous articles, Exorcist is one of the best ever horror films and it was nominated for 10 Academy Awards. The Exorcist was a huge commercial success.
In 1977 Linda Blair appeared in The Exorcist II : The Heretic. Unfortunately, The Exorcist II was just a shadow of the Exorcist film.
In 1980’s, Linda Blair, played parts in successful horror movies like Hell Night (1981), Chained Heat (1983) and Savage Streets (1989).
In 1980’s, Linda Blair appeared in Repossessed (1990) and also in a Cameo in Scream (1996).
Linda Blair TV Career.
She appeared on the BBC television show L.A. 7 (2000), Scariest Places on Earth (2001 - 2006), Monsters Makers (2003), Supernatural (2006), Pit Boss (2010), Jury Duty (2010), The Joy Behavior Show (2010), Hidden Faces (1968 - 1969), Born Innocent (1979), Sarah T (1975), Sweet Hostage (1975), Victory at Entebe (1976), Married with Children (1999).
Linda Blair active member of our society
Blair has an active interest about animal rights, activism and humanitarian activities. Linda Blair works with PETA, Feed the Children, Variety and also she has formed her non - for profit organization the Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation. The Mission of Linda Blair World Heart Foundation is to rescue abused, neglected and mistreated animals.
Awards and nominations of Linda Blair
Linda Blair played the part of Regan McNeil in the film the Exorcist - and for her excellent performance she received:
- Golden Globe for Best Supporting actress (1974)
- Nominated - Academy Award for Best Supporting actress (1974)
- Nominated - Golden Globe for New Star of the Year (1974)
Linda Blair for her performance in The Exorcist II : The heretic, was nominated the Saturn Award for Best Actress.
Also, Linda Blair received the title of the 18th annual Malaga Fantasy and Horroe Film Festival to accept a lifetime achievement around her work in horror gender.