Linda Blair Net Worth

Linda Blair Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Linda Blair net worth is
$16 Million

Linda Blair Wiki Biography

Linda Denise Blair was born on the 22nd January 1959, in St. Louis, Missouri USA. Linda Blair is an actress who gained fame in her teen years, when she was cast as the haunted girl Regan in the film “The Exorcist” (1973). That role earned her a nomination for the Oscar and won a Golden Globe award. Although the main source of Blair`s net worth is acting, she also has a number of TV productions under her name. She has been an active member of the entertainment industry since 1968.

Have you ever wondered how rich Linda Blair is? According to sources it is estimated that Linda Blair`s net worth is $16 million, largely gained by film roles and TV productions, but it is also well known that Blair has published the book “Going Vegan” (2001).

Linda Blair Net Worth $16 Million

Blair was raised in Westport, Connecticut because her family moved when she was two years old. Blair`s career began rather early; she was just six years of age when she became a child model and started doing commercials. Since then, her career seems to have gone only upward to its peak, aforementioned role of the possessed girl Regan. Blair was chosen for that particular role from a swarm of 600 other applicants. Besides winning a Golden Globe for the best supporting actress, she was also nominated for The Oscar. Before “The Exorcist” (1973), she appeared in front of the camera lenses in the soap opera “Hidden Faces” (1968-1969) and in the theatrical film “The Way We Live Now” (1970) but those roles didn`t get her anywhere. “The Exorcist” had its sequel, “The Exorcist: The Heretic” (1977) which gained her a nomination for Saturn Award for Best Actress as she starred again in the role of Regan, again a main source of Blair`s net worth.

Notable roles worth mentioning beside Regan are the ones in Television movies “Born Innocent” (1974) and “Sarah T. – Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic” (1975), in which she was a trouble-making teenage girl.

Unfortunately, after those parts her career went down in a spiral, and it was a major blow when she was charged for drug possession. Only 18 years of age, she pleaded guilty in order to reduce the sentence. Blair emerged from all troubles with three years’ probation and had to appear on a number of public events to talk to young people about the dangers of drug abuse.

Her career has never come back in the full glow she enjoyed before the exaggerated drug incident; therefore she had to accept the new Linda Blair and her limits. She did a truly nice job, being selected for a lead role in the cult film “Chained Heat” (1983).

Regarding her personal life and interests, she has always expressed desires to become a veterinarian. In 2003 she took the first steps towards that desire. She became an animal activist and also a humanitarian. She founded a non-profit organization, Linda Blair World Heart Foundation, and since then it serves as a rescue shelter for abused and mistreated animals, and seems to keep her fully occupied.

She briefly dated Rick James.

Full NameLinda Blair
Net Worth$16 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 22, 1959
Place Of BirthSt. Louis, Missouri, United States
Height4 ft 11 in (1.52 m)
ProfessionActor, Author, Model, Film Producer
NationalityUnited States of America
ParentsJames Blair, Elinore Blair
SiblingsJimmy Blair, Debbie Blair
NicknamesLinda Denise Blair
AwardsGolden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
NominationsAcademy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Golden Globe Award for Best New Star of the Year – Actress, TV Land Blockbuster Movie of the Week Award
MoviesThe Exorcist, Exorcist II: The Heretic, Savage Streets, Born Innocent, Roller Boogie, Chained Heat, Hell Night, Repossessed, Stranger in Our House, Sweet Hostage, Sarah T. – Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic, Airport 1975, Savage Island, Night Patrol, Ruckus, Fatal Bond, Red Heat, Wild Horse Hank, S...
TV ShowsScariest Places on Earth, L.A. 7, 100 Greatest Kid Stars, The Exorcist, Day and Date, Hidden Faces
1Her iconic and controversial role as Regan McNeil in The Exorcist (1973)
1Not a day goes by that somebody doesn't say something about it, which is interesting. My life is possessed with "The Exorcist."
2America is not at a time when we are doing well... It is a very difficult time. Money is tight, and people are doing horrible things in society to others and to animals to make a buck, and it has to stop... You know how people say nowadays, "God, you know I can't get along with my neighbor, I can't get along with so-and-so..." People don't care about their brother, people won't help their brother... It's got to change, it has to change.
3[on making it in Hollywood[ Hollywood is a very difficult place. You may feel that you deserve to be part of it, and sometimes you just don't get that break. It is a hard business, and the word is business, but also enjoy it. It's a wonderful, wonderful craft, and if more people go out and do more independent films, do things that they want to do, they might just find a place for themselves in Hollywood.
4In 1997, when I got involved with animal rescue, the news media said that there was this particular breed of dog in America named a pit-bull, and if you came across a pit-bull, "It will attack! And you're going to die! Your child's going to die!" So it created a frenzy that everyone assumed was obviously truthful, because "the news is truthful." Well guess what? No, not always. Not only did, 30 years ago, the media give misinformation about who I was, but now they're doing it again, and it's very much - in my opinion - I call it irresponsible journalism.
5Compassion and sharing: that's the true journey of the human spirit.
6[on getting the role of "Reagan MacNeil" in The Exorcist (1973)] I wanted to be a princess. I wanted to be in Disney movies, I wanted to be in "Lassie," I wanted to be in "Flipper." I didn't want to be a monster.
7"I'm not doing this (film) as an art piece, I'm not doing it from my heart, as a statement of my beliefs or my philosophy. I'm working." Interview with The Los Angeles Times about Chained Heat (1983), 1983.
8It was always very strange for me when I was young and would meet someone who geniunely seemed to be afraid of me. They couldn't separate me from the monster I became in a movie. You wouldn't believe how often people ask me to make my head spin around.
1Has been treated for a hernia, as told on the April 16, 2014 episode of The Doctors (2008).
2Operates the Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation which is a non- profit, 501C3 tax deductible organization dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating abused, neglected, and abandoned animals from the harsh streets of the Los Angeles area, as well as from the overcrowded and overwhelmed city and county animal shelters. [February 2009]
3Currently developing a remake of Hillbillys in a Haunted House (1967). [February 2008]
4Host of the Fox Family Channel's series Scariest Places on Earth (2000). [2002]
5Throughout the years, she has worked with Elizabeth Taylor, Martin Sheen, Anthony Hopkins, Kirk Douglas, Richard Burton, and Leslie Nielsen.
6Was one of the celebrities to fight against the FDA's Nutritonal Labeling and Education Act of 1990, which involved an agenda to restrict the rights of American citizens to purchase natural herbs and vitamin supplements on the basis of those supplements being "unsafe" and in need of strict regulation like pharmaceutical drugs. Along with other celebrities like Whoopi Goldberg and Randy Travis, Blair helped to fight back this legislation at the time, but the agenda is still being pushed today by both the FDA and the United Nations' Codex Alimentarius program.
7Her life's savings have all gone to charity and animal welfare.
8After Hurricane Katrina, she personally rescued and transported 51 displaced dogs that had been left to die.
9Went through her parents' divorce, two break-ups (one with rock star Rick Springfield), depression, and a drinking problem, all during the making of Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977) - which bombed at the box office. Later that same year, three of her friends from the band Lynyrd Skynyrd died in a plane crash, and she was arrested on drug charges shortly after the funeral. In a 2001 interview with Lifetime TV's "Intimate Portrait," Blair said, "I can reflect back and say that was one of the most difficult years anybody could ever have survived through. And I do give myself credit and I do try to embrace myself for making it through that time, because I know it just about killed me".
10Her mother, Elinor Blair, died in 1994, of cancer.
11Was in talks to star as "Iris" in Taxi Driver (1976), but the role went to Jodie Foster instead (and Foster was nominated for an Oscar).
12Did an audition for the role of "Emmeline" in The Blue Lagoon (1980) in an attempt to break free from the "victim" typecasting that had followed her since playing the possessed girl in The Exorcist (1973), but the role went to Brooke Shields.
13Friend of Tippi Hedren.
14Founder of "The Linda Blair World Heart Foundation," which advocates the rescue and adoption of animals.
15Ranked #36 in VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Kid Stars".
16Won the Presidential Fitness Award during her early teens.
17Her frightening turn as "Regan MacNeil" in The Exorcist (1973) was ranked #9 on the American Film Institute's villains list of AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes & Villains (2003).
18She's written a book about veganism called "Going Vegan!".
19One of Linda's pet dogs was stolen from her, and ever since she has become involved with stopping animal/pet theft.
20Linda has won numerous awards for her work as an animal rights activist from organizations such as P.E.T.A. and also lends her name to helping stop animal abuse around the world.
21Did a lot of her own skating in Roller Boogie (1979) and consequently developed bursitis in her hip.
22Owns her own clothing line called Linda Blair's Wild West Collection.
23Is a vegan.
24Dated Rick James. James' 1983 hit, "Cold Blooded," was supposedly about his and Blair's brief romance.
25Her father, James, was an executive headhunter. Her mother, Elinore, was a real estate agent. She has a brother, Jimmy, and a sister, Debbie.
26Flew to Florida to attend funerals for members of the band Lynyrd Skynyrd, when an acquaintance convinced Linda to go with her to buy cocaine. Blair reportedly went because she was interested in buying pedigree puppies which the dealers were selling. Blair reportedly placed a hold on one of the puppies and returned home to Connecticut. She kept in touch with the dealers, supposedly to buy the puppy, but the Drug Enforcement Agency was tapping the phones. They arrested Blair, along with 30+ others, when the dealer successfully pressured her into buying cocaine along with the dog, and she was charged with conspiracy to buy the cocaine from Florida to sell in Connecticut. Police searched her purse, found amphetamines, and then charged her with possession. The possession charge was dropped, and the conspiracy charge was reduced. She was ordered to serve three years probation, pay a $5,000 fine, and make at least twelve major public appearances to tell young people about the dangers of drug abuse.
27Received death threats after The Exorcist (1973) premiered. Warner Brothers, the studio which released the film, hired the police to live with the Blair family 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 6 months. The original culprit was never caught. Once Linda's promotional job on the movie was done and the studio stopped paying for security, threats from fanatics and religious zealots continued, including after the release of the film's sequel. Her family ultimately had to take matters into their own hands and hide her out with friends in Vermont, Connecticut, and New Jersey.
28Appeared in 75 commercials and hundreds of magazine catalogues by the time she was 12.
29Family moved to Westport, CT when Linda was 2.


Landfill2017post-productionDetective Karen Atwood
Surge of Power: Revenge of the Sequel2016Helen Harris
The Green Fairy2016DocumentaryMrs. Lanfrey
Tweet Out2014TV Series
WHOA! Comedy Short2013ShortDeborah Blackburn
Whoa!2013Deborah Blackburn
All Is Normal2008Barbara
Supernatural2006TV SeriesDet. Diana Ballard
Teddy Scares2006ShortRita Mortis (voice)
The Powder Puff Principle2006ShortSchool Board President
Hitters Anonymous2005Brenda
Monster Makers2003TV MovieShelly Stoker
S Club 7: Artistic Differences2000TV MovieJoni
S Club 7 in L.A.2000TV SeriesJoni Witherspoon / Joni
Chicken Soup for the Soul2000TV SeriesMs. Hooper
The Blair Bitch Project starring Linda Blair1999Video shortHeather
Godzilla: The Series1999TV SeriesAlexandra Springer
PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal1998TV SeriesRebecca Royce
Extreme Ghostbusters1997TV SeriesSelene
Scream1996Obnoxious Reporter (uncredited)
Prey of the Jaguar1996VideoCody Johnson
Renegade1996TV SeriesTeddy Ray Thompson
Supersuckers & Linda Blair: Born with a Tail1995ShortThe Devil
Sorceress1995Amelia Reynolds
Skins1994Maggie Joiner
Robin's Hoods1994TV SeriesCarla Patelle
Double Blast1994VideoClaudia
Perry Mason: The Case of the Heartbroken Bride1992TV MovieHannah Hawkes
Married with Children1992TV SeriesIda Mae
Calendar Girl, Cop, Killer? The Bambi Bembenek Story1992TV MovieJane Mader
Fatal Bond1991Leonie Stevens
Repossessed1990Nancy Aglet
Zapped Again!1990VideoMiss Mitchell
MacGyver1990TV SeriesJenny Larson
Dead Sleep1990Maggie Healey
Aunt Millie's Will1989Short
The Chilling1989Mary Hampton
Bedroom Eyes II1989Sophie Stevens
W.B., Blue and the Bean1989VideoAnnette 'Nettie' Ridgeway
Bad Blood1989Evie Barnes
Monsters1989TV SeriesLia
Up Your Alley1989Vickie Adderly
Moving Target1988Sally Tyler
Witchery1988Jane Brooks
Silent Assassins1988Sara
SFX Retaliator1987Doris
Savage Island1985Daly
Red Heat1985Christine Carlson
Murder, She Wrote1985TV SeriesJane Pascal
Night Patrol1984Officer Sue Perman
Savage Streets1984Brenda
Chained Heat1983Carol Henderson
Laugh Trax1982TV Series
The Love Boat1982TV SeriesMuffy
Fantasy Island1982TV SeriesSara Jean Rawlins
Hell Night1981Marti Gaines
Ruckus1980Jenny Bellows
Wild Horse Hank1979Hank Bradford
Roller Boogie1979Terry Barkley
Stranger in Our House1978TV MovieRachel Bryant
Exorcist II: The Heretic1977Regan MacNeil
Victory at Entebbe1976TV MovieChana Vilnofsky
Sweet Hostage1975TV MovieDoris Mae Withers
Sarah T. - Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic1975TV MovieSarah Travis
Airport 19751974Janice Abbott
Born Innocent1974TV MovieChris Parker
The Exorcist1973Regan
The Sporting Club1971Barby
The Way We Live Now1970Sara Aldridge
Hidden Faces1968TV SeriesAllyn Jaffe


Skins1994performer: "Since You've Been Gone" - as Linda Blaire
Nightforce1987Video "I STILL REMEMBER"
Sarah T. - Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic1975TV Movie performer: "It's Too Late"


Skins1994associate producer
Grotesque1988associate producer


The Wildest West Show of the Stars1986TV Movie stunt performer


Scariest Places on Earth2000TV Series creative consultant


Love2015/IDocumentary short grateful thanks
Shadows in the Dark: The Val Lewton Legacy2005Video documentary special thanks
Hope Springs Eternal: A Look Back at 'The Shawshank Redemption'2004Video documentary short personal thanks


Animal Tails2003TV SeriesHerself
Good Day Live2003TV SeriesHerself
Hollywood Squares2000-2003TV SeriesHerself
The Wayne Brady Show2003TV SeriesHerself
I Love the '70s2003TV Series documentaryHerself
Beyond with James Van Praagh2003TV SeriesHerself
Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The 1970s2002TV Movie documentaryHerself (uncredited)
TV's Most Censored Moments2002TV Special documentaryHerself
Intimate Portrait2001TV Series documentaryHerself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart-Pounding Movies2001TV Special documentaryHerself
The Test2001TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
Good Morning America1979-2000TV SeriesHerself
MonsterFest 2000: The Classics Come Alive2000TV SpecialHerself - Co-Host
Comme au cinéma2000TV Series documentaryHerself
Walking After Midnight1999TV Series
The 11 O'Clock Show1999TV SeriesHerself - Special Guest
Happy Hour1999TV SeriesHerself
The 13th Annual Genesis Awards1999TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The Fear of God: 25 Years of 'The Exorcist'1998TV Movie documentaryHerself - 'Regan MacNeil'
Behind the Music1998TV Series documentaryHerself
Reel to Reel1998TV MovieHerself
History's Mysteries1998TV Series documentaryHerself
The RuPaul Show1997TV SeriesHerself
The View1997TV SeriesHerself
Day & Date1996TV SeriesHerself
Inside Edition1996TV Series documentaryHerself
The 9th Annual Genesis Awards1995TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1994TV SeriesHerself
Golden Globes 50th Anniversary Celebration1994TV MovieHerself
Live with Kelly and Ryan1993TV SeriesHerself
The Secrets of Dick Smith1991TV Short documentaryHerself
The Chuck Woolery Show1991TV SeriesHerself
Attitudes1991TV SeriesHerself
Showbiz Today1991TV SeriesHerself
Circus of the Stars #151990TV Special documentaryHerself
The Horror Hall of Fame1990TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Howard Stern Show1990TV SeriesHerself
The Grand Opening of Universal Studios New Theme Park Attraction Gala1990TV MovieHerself
How to Get... Revenge1989VideoHerself - Hostess
The 9th Annual Vira Awards1989TV SpecialHerself
The New Hollywood Squares1989TV Series
Hollywood on Horses1989Video documentaryHerself
Win, Lose or Draw1988TV SeriesHerself
America's All-Time Favorite Movies1988TV MovieHerself
The Wildest West Show of the Stars1986TV MovieHerself
Puttin' on the Hits1985TV SeriesHerself - Judge
The Start of Something Big1985TV SeriesHerself
The 19th Academy of Country Music Awards1984TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Circus of the Stars #81983TV Special documentaryHerself
Thicke of the Night1983TV SeriesHerself
The Best of Everything1983TV MovieHerself
Circus of the Stars #71982TV Special documentaryHerself
Dance Fever1982TV SeriesHerself - Judge
2 on the Town1982TV SeriesHerself
The Uncle Floyd Show1982TV SeriesHerself
Tattletales1982TV SeriesHerself
The New Battlestars1982TV SeriesHerself
The American Music Awards1982TV SpecialHerself
The John Davidson Show1981TV SeriesHerself
News 4 New York1981TV SeriesHerself
Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes 21977TV MovieHerself
US Against the World1977TV MovieHerself
The Second Annual Rock Music Awards1976TV SpecialHerself
The 48th Annual Academy Awards1976TV SpecialHerself - Co-Presenter: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Sammy and Company1975TV SeriesHerself
The Merv Griffin Show1974-1975TV SeriesHerself
The Mike Douglas Show1974TV SeriesHerself - Actress / Herself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1974TV SeriesHerself
The 46th Annual Academy Awards1974TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role & Co-Presenter: Best Animated & Best Live Action Short Film
Extra2006-2016TV SeriesHerself
Oprah: Where Are They Now?2016TV SeriesHerself
All-Star Dog Rescue Celebration2015TV MovieHerself
Dancing with the Stars2015TV SeriesHerself - Sitting in Audience
Satan Lives2015DocumentaryHerself
Inside Bryan2015Video documentaryHerself
Fox59 Morning News2014TV SeriesHerself
The Doctors2014TV SeriesHerself
WJZ-TV Eyewitness News2014TV SeriesHerself
RuPaul's Drag Race2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest Judge
Battling Darkness2013DocumentaryHerself
Groovey.TV's Celebration of Badassery Interview Series2013TV SeriesHerself
Celebrity Ghost Stories2012TV Series documentaryHerself
Today2003-2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
An Affair of the Heart2012DocumentaryHerself
The 84th Annual Academy Awards2012TV SpecialHerself
Pit Boss2010-2012TV SeriesHerself
Access Hollywood Live2010TV SeriesHerself
The Joy Behar Show2010TV SeriesHerself
KTLA Morning News2006-2010TV SeriesHerself
I'm Rick James2009DocumentaryHerself
Jury Duty2007-2008TV SeriesHerself
Buzz: AT&T Original Documentaries2007TV Series documentaryHerself
The 21st Annual Genesis Awards2007VideoHerself
Scariest Places on Earth2000-2006TV SeriesHerself - Host
Scream Awards 20062006TV SpecialHerself
Child Star Confidential2006TV Series documentaryHerself
The Perfect Scary Movie2005TV Movie documentaryHerself
Biography2003-2005TV Series documentaryHerself
Diva Dog: Pit Bull on Wheels2005Documentary shortGuest Star
A Journey Through Aesthetic Realms2005TV SeriesHerself
The Greatest2005TV Series documentaryHerself
The O'Reilly Factor2005TV SeriesHerself
Hollywood Beat2005TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Street Smarts2005TV SeriesHerself
ALF's Hit Talk Show2004TV SeriesHerself
E! True Hollywood Story1999-2004TV Series documentaryHerself
Love Hollywood Style2004TV Movie documentaryActress

Archive Footage

Inside Edition2015TV Series documentaryHerself
Ok! TV2015TV SeriesHerself
Visionado obligado2011TV SeriesRegan MacNeil
Found Footage Festival Volume 5: Live in Milwaukee2010Herself
A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss2010TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself / Regan
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness2007-2010TV Series documentaryRegan MacNeil Regan
Imps*2009Jamie (segment "Don't")
5 Second Movies2008TV SeriesRegan MacNeil
Premio Donostia a Max Von Sydow2006TV SpecialRegan Teresa MacNeil (uncredited)
Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 22006Video documentaryHerself
A Decade Under the Influence2003DocumentaryHerself
The 71st Annual Academy Awards1999TV SpecialRegan Teresa MacNeil (uncredited)
Empire of the Censors1995TV Movie documentaryHerself
Imágenes prohibidas1994TV Series documentaryRegan MacNeil

Won Awards

2007Hall of FamePhoenix International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival
1986Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst ActressNight Patrol (1984)
1985Worst Career Achievement AwardRazzie AwardsRazzie scream queen.
1974Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Supporting Actress - Motion PictureThe Exorcist (1973)

Nominated Awards

2006TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsBlockbuster Movie of the WeekBorn Innocent (1974)
1984Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst ActressChained Heat (1983)
1982Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst ActressHell Night (1981)
1979Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst ActressRoller Boogie (1979)
1974OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Supporting RoleThe Exorcist (1973)
1974Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USAMost Promising Newcomer - FemaleThe Exorcist (1973)

2nd Place Awards

1975Bravo Otto GermanyBravo OttoBest Actress (Schauspielerin)

3rd Place Awards

1974Bravo Otto GermanyBravo OttoBest Actress (Schauspielerin)

Known for movies

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