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Family moved to Westport, CT when Linda was 2. (

Her frightening turn as Regan MacNeil in The Exorcist (1973) was ranked #9 on the American Film Institute's villains list of the 100 years of The Greatest Screen Heroes and Villians. (

Won the Presidential Fitness Award during her early teens. (

Did all of her own skating in Roller Boogie (1979) and consequently developed bursitis in her hip. (

Founder of "The Linda Blair World Heart Foundation", which advocates the rescue and adoption of animals. (

Friend of Tippi Hedren. (

She's written a book about veganism called "Going Vegan!". (

Measurements: 34C-24-34 (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine) (

Linda has won numerous awards for her work as an animal rights activist from organizations such as P.E.T.A. and Linda also lends her name to helping stop animal abuse all over the world. (

Ranked #36 in VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Kid Stars" (

Received death threats after The Exorcist (1973) premiered. Warner Brothers, the studio which released the film, hired the police to live with the Blair family for 6 months. The culprit was never caught. (

Appeared in 75 commercials and hundreds of magazine catalogues by the time she was 12. (

Her father, James, was an executive headhunter. Her mother, Elinore, was a real estate agent. She has a bother, Jimmy, and a sister, Debbie. (

Dated Rick Springfield. (

Owns her own clothing line called Linda Blair's Wild West Collection. (

One of Linda's pet dogs was stolen from her and ever since she has become involved with stopping animal/pet theft. (

Wears size 6 1/2 shoe. (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine) (

Flew to Florida to attend funerals for members of the band Lynyrd Skynyrd, when an acquaintance convinced Linda to go with her and buy cocaine. Blair reportedly went because she was interested in buying pedigree puppies which the dealers were supposedly selling. Blair reportedly bought cocaine, and then returned to Connecticut. She kept in touch with the dealers, supposedly because she wanted the puppies, but the Drug Enforcement Agency was tapping the phones. They arrested Blair, along with 30+ others, and charged her with conspiracy to buy the cocaine in Florida and sell it 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 received three years probation. (

Is a vegan. (

Has chickens and horses as pets in her home. (

Dated Rick James. James' 1983 hit, "Cold Blooded," was supposedly about his and Blair's brief romance. (

Linda became romantically involved with pop superstar Rick Springfield when she was 15 years old and he was 25. Despite the ten year age difference, and the fact that she was a minor, Linda moved in with him.

Linda appeared in quite a few controversial movie roles, such as "Sarah T...Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic", and "Born Innocent"

Linda was arrested in December of 1977 for conspiring to buy and distribute cocaine and amphetamines. She eventually plead guilty to the posession charges and was fined. She also was placed on three years of court probation,instructed to appear in several ant-drug public service announcements on televison, and ordered into a nine month drug rehabilitation program.

Linda became involved in a romantic relationship with singer Rick James in the 1980s. The affair was a passionate one, but she had to leave him when she could no longer handle his drug addiction. She wasn`t supposed to be around drugs, as a condition of her probation terms on a prior arrest, he was compromising her freedom.

Linda decided to reprise her Exorcist role in 1990 in a spoof film called Repossessed. The film was not a hit.

Linda has been an animal advocate for many years, active in charitable work to help prevent cruelty to animals with her own `Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation`

Linda took to the stage in 1997, for a revival of the smash hit Grease, earning herself worldwide critical acclaim

Linda owns her own clothing line called Linda Blair`s Wild West Collection.

Linda dated Wings Hauser after they met on the set of Bedroom Eyes II in 1990, their romance lasted about four years

Linda Blair delivered her most persuasive adult performance to date as a trashy sweater girl similar of 1950s `B` movie heroines like Beverly Michaels and Mamie Van Doren in Savage Streets.

Linda`s spine was wrecked while filming The Exorcist, the equipment came loose that made her do all those wild movements on the bed. As she was whipped back and forth and lashed all over the place, the loose equipment kept slamming her in the back. She also credit accidents that happened on horseback, and a dirtbike accident as contributing factors to her chronic back problems

Linda walks a mile with her horse and dogs every day. All of her pets were rescued, and once considered `throwaways` that she owns. Her love of animals goes back to her early childhood when she was an avid reader of animal books, her favorite being The Black Stallion series.

Linda won the Presidential Fitness Award when she was a teenager

Linda decided to take the role of Regan in The Exorcist because the money would allow her to take horseback riding lessons

Linda received a pony when she was 10 years old.

Linda`s first films were2 The Sporting Club" and "The Way We Live Now"

Linda Blair has her own myspace. (

She has wrote a book called "Going Vegan!" (You can buy it on her official website,in the "Shopping" section.

Linda dated the singer Rick Springfield from 1975 to 1977. And the singer Rick James in 1980s.

Linda has foundated "The Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation",for the rescue and adoption of animals.

Linda is a great friend of Tippi Hedren

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