How tall is Linda Blair

Linda Blair's Height

5ft 2 (157.5 cm)

American Actress best known for roles in films such as The Exorcist, Hell Night, Savage Streets and Repossessed. I had about 0.3 inch more sneaker than her this day. A 1981 news article mentioned "Linda is 5-foot-2 and constantly has to watch her weight".

How tall is Linda Blair
5ft 8 Rob and Linda (age 49) @ Collectormania 2008

How tall is Linda Blair5ft 8 Rob and Linda @ Collectormania Milton Keynes, 2008

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Average Guess (17 Votes)
5ft 1.93in (157.3cm)
Sandy Cowell said on 7/Apr/23
I love the scene in The Exorcist when Regan, played by Linda, pinches a cookie! πŸͺ. She is chased by her Mum, who actually thinks it’s funny; my Mum wouldn’t have been quite so lenient! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‹

5ft2. πŸ₯šπŸ₯
Sandy Cowell said on 16/Nov/22
No way does Linda look 49 in the pictures up top, so she must have looked after herself. This could well reflect in a minimal height loss for her.
Sandy Cowell said on 16/Nov/22
We can hear her voice in β€˜Exorcist III’, though I very much doubt that it’s her own. It’s the scary laugh made by the possessed Regan, and that was NEVER the voice of a child!

5ft2, though she’s doubtless a little less today.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 24/Jan/22
πŸ’πŸŽπŸŽ‚πŸŽˆ Belated Birthday Wishes to Linda Blair, who celebrated her 63rd Birthday on Saturday. πŸŽˆπŸŽ‚πŸŽπŸ’

5ft2, peak. πŸ˜€πŸ‘Œ
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 6/Oct/21
She looked so innocent in 'The Exorcist' - at the beginning.

Once I saw a documentary about how the special effects were acheved while they were making the 1973 shocker, which was released in the same year as the supernatural films 'The Wicker Man' and 'Don't Look Now'.

Yes, a massive onslaught of scary films, which to this day, have yet to be bettered.

The woman responsible for Regan's speaking voice was reputed to have had to smoke some 100 cigarettes a day, and the weird noises came from farmyard animals.

Yes, it still freaks one out to this day....

Miss Sandy Cowell said on 22/Jan/21
πŸ’πŸŽ‚πŸŽπŸŽŠ Happy Birthday Linda! πŸŽŠπŸŽπŸŽ‚πŸ’

Many Happy Returns to Linda Blair on her 62nd Birthday.

5ft2, but could have lost a bit by now. πŸŽˆπŸ°πŸ˜‹πŸ₯‚

Miss Sandy Cowell said on 29/May/20
Could Linda be added to the Horror Page please, Rob? I haven't seen her in anything that isn't horror! Thank you!

5ft2 πŸ‘§βž‘οΈπŸ‘©πŸ’πŸŒΉ
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 3/May/20
I was very impressed with Linda's acting in 'Exorcist II - The Heretic' last night.

We see a far sweeter side to Linda than we do in the majority of 'The Exorcist'. She still looks like a little girl, and the fact that she's so much taller could well be down to the high heels she wears.

She tap dances with a happy smile on her face to 'Lullaby of Broadway' and she has the face of an angel and is goodness personified, enabling a little girl at her care centre, called Sandra, to speak through gentle encouragement - a really touching scene. Richard Burton's priest character thinks she's gifted after this.

This follow-up to 'The Exorcist' does the explaining as to what was going on in the first one. There is horror in it, but it's more implied horror than the full-on horror of what happened to her a few years back.

Linda gets 5ft2. πŸ‘©πŸ’
Nearly 180cm guy said on 19/Feb/20
Hi Rob! I recently posted a movie with Billy Dee Williams next to Linda from 1974 and some of his photos alongside other Star Wars actors from 1980. I have two questions:
Do you think Linda could be close to her full height at the age of 15?
Why do you hesitate to give Billy 181 cm as his peak height?
Editor Rob
I haven't ruled out 181, I can see the argument and at times Billy could look it.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 22/Jan/20
πŸ’πŸŽˆπŸŽ‚πŸŽ Happy Birthday Linda! πŸŽπŸŽ‚πŸŽˆπŸ’

Wishing Linda Blair a Very Happy 61st Birthday today.

5ft2. πŸ˜πŸ‘

Miss Sandy Cowell said on 12/Aug/19
At 5ft2 'Linda constantly has to watch her weight'. I know the feeling, Linda! Anyhow, she's managing very well, judging from the above picture - and she's looking incredibly young for her years, so her diet and lifestyle must be a good, healthy one.

Yes, Cheryl Cole has brought the subject up before. At 5ft3 she, too, has the same battle on her hands. I bet both ladies eat plenty of fruit and vegetables!


5ft2 for Linda. πŸ˜πŸ’
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 21/Jun/19
I am trying to watch my way through a lousy copy of 'The Exorcist'; it would seem the appropriate thing to do after watching 'Exorcist The Beginning' recently, but it keeps stopping! Linda was a tiny 13-year-old when it was made, but I have seen a follow-up showing Linda as an adult, and 5ft2 seems pretty much spot on for her.
Sandy Cowell said on 14/Jun/18
@ Nik - Another couple of interesting 'Exorcist' facts:

⭐️ A cinema - up north, I believe - experienced weird poltergeist-like activities while showing 'The Exorcist'!

⭐️ A poor woman suffered from genuine PTSD for years after seeing the film.

That film has a lot to answer for, and others like it, including 'Poltergeist'; 5 young and perfectly healthy members of the cast and crew mysteriously met with early deaths, including little Heather O'Rourke, who tragically died while the third one was being made. I always get upset when watching the third film, so I don't have it in my collection.

I also saw a truly terrifying programme about films to do with subjects 'we aren't meant to know about'. Another was 'The Omen'.
Sandy Cowell said on 12/Jun/18
@ Nik - No! It was a documentary shown on one of the 5 main channels many years ago!

The 'Horror Channel' is not ideal for finding out about films. They only do small discussions sometimes, and they are at the beginning of the films, and usually only when they debut!
Nik said on 10/Jun/18
@ Sandy Cowell - That's very interesting to hear, the "Horror Channel" eh!

Using a πŸ– to get the desired voice effects sure is an interesting thing to do, it makes you wonder if the producers of these films are as crazy as the plots! Ha ha! As for smoking numpteen high tar fags a day, this shows that the actors and actresses in these films have to be dedicated at what they are doing, just like the soap stars are! It is so worth it when you know that millions of people will enjoy seeing your acting at its very best!

Any more true stories, please let me know!

It looks like Linda Blair has held her height very well!
Sandy Cowell said on 9/Jun/18
@ Nik - Have you heard about the various things they had to do to achieve the voice effects for 'The Exorcist'?

The woman whose voice you hear coming out of the girl had to smoke God knows how many high tar fags a day to achieve the deep, throaty effects and the others came from farmyard animals! I've heard a pig was used! It sounds as though the pig was suffering a very difficult childbirth, or should I say, piglet birth?

That is something to chew on next time you watch 'The Exorcist'!

Linda Blair can have 5ft2!
Nik said on 7/Jun/18
@ Sandy Cowell - Well they have now, on the 7th June 2018! It's a joy to write on her page and I must say that 5'2" is liable for Linda because she seems to be dropping height in the top picture as well as having 1/3 of-an-inch less sneaker than Rob - I love the word "sneaker"!

I am sure that you will be able to see both of the above pictures and very delightful they are! She gets 5'2" on this summer night! To be in such a great film at the grand old age of 13 speaks volumes for Linda's acting abilities!

Sandy Cowell said on 12/Nov/17
Good grief! No one's written Linda a single comment since I've been coming here! So here I am to do something about that...
Fancy that, Rob - you've met her! When I was a kid at school, precisely ONE boy in my class had seen 'The Exorcist' and everyone looked up to him for it! He was a year older than the rest of us, and was in our class because his work was lax, but we liked him! He'd seen the film we all wanted to see! The cinemas were super-strict about letting underaged kids into the King of all Horrors!
Even 44 years after its making, 'The Exorcist' still cuts the mustard! Any 'possession' film that has ever been made since is always compared to it, and there are always overtones of its best bits sneaked in to the new ones! Look at 'Amityville II - The Possession'! I find that extremely watchable, only the little girl is replaced by a not-so-little teenage boy, making the film a trifle less shocking, but it's still a darn good watch if you ask me! But 'The Exorcist' will always come out in front!
Perhaps it was because at the time of its making, nobody had dared to do anything like that to date, but then to see that sort of thing, and hear that sort of language coming out of a tiny girl is what gave it the genuine shock impact that still manages to frighten and numb us to this day!
I know Linda grew to 5ft2, but I have no idea how small she was at 13, when the film she would be measured against for the the rest of her career was made. I should think she was about 4ft10! Quite a few years later, Linda was invited to do a send-up of the film and I have another similar film with her in on a 'collection of horror films'-style disc, but they aren't films I'm likely to see again! They had their uses, however, in that you could see just how much smaller Linda was at the making of 'The Exorcist'!
I give this legend of an actress 5ft2!
dicksock said on 27/Aug/16
maveric said on 9/May/16
Looks about 5'4 or 5'5


You do realize the guy she's standing with is only 5'8"? 5'2" seems pretty much dead on.
maveric said on 9/May/16
Looks about 5'4 or 5'5
Mariot said on 13/Apr/16
Some sites now list her height as 5"0, she looks pretty petite and is now in her late fifties. She may have shrinked, here she looks 5'1 range, her hair is giving her a bit of height.
Dom said on 14/Aug/14
She looks 5'2" on the first pic and almost 5'4" on the second one for some reason...
Editor Rob
it's to show a change in posture from standing 5ft 8 to standing 5ft 6.5ish
Rey said on 14/Jul/13
She is a sweetheart!!
Sarah said on 18/Jun/13
She seems to be about 5'2" based on her appearance on Supernatural.
LauraSki said on 13/Oct/12
I think she's a little bit under, 5'1.5-5'1.75.
weight gainers said on 3/Sep/12
Linda, she is so sweet! Huge fan of hers ever since April 1974
Wide not tall said on 25/Aug/11
Rob, is there a possibility she might be 156cm?
Editor Rob
she did have 0.3 inch less sneaker, but there's a chance she is a little under 5ft 2.
Reality said on 18/Aug/11
Rob,why does it seem like she looks taller next to Jenny?She looks maybe 5'3 next to Jenny and below 5'2 next to you.I know that it may be optical illusion but what made that difference?
Editor Rob
in this case both photos were taken one after the other so the camera position/focus is nearly identical.

but if there's any difference between either of us (or mamun aswell since he's similar height) in photos it'll be down to one or more of:

posture/footwear/peoples position/camera difference.

Different lenses/zoom/ can alter things aswell.

Meat said on 14/Aug/11
Actually looks a bit under 5'2.
5'8.76784 said on 5/Aug/11
She does look a solid 5'2 for me
K4 said on 2/Mar/11
If Linda is 5'2, then Rob and Jenny are 5'8.5. I think Linda is more like 5'1.75.
Doug said on 27/Jun/09
Looks between 5'1" and 5'2" compared to Rob.
Alternateuniverse said on 9/Apr/09
I see 7 inches here. Either Rob must be 175cm or Linda is 5-1.
595 said on 29/Mar/09
Rob looks 5-9 and a half to 5-10 or Linda must've shrunk.
Anonymous said on 6/Mar/09
Rob looks rather seven inches taller if Linda is 5-2.
Maribel said on 14/Feb/09
Also, how tall really was Linda in that pic? She looks about 5"1.5 or just 5"1 like sam said. She might've been 157cm in her prime.
Maribel said on 13/Feb/09
Rob, you look a tad over 5"8, like a 1/4 or 1/2. How tall were you in that pic?

Editor Rob
that time of day, I think this was 4-5 hours after waking. So 5ft 8 and 1/8th probably.
158cm said on 3/Feb/09
Maybe because she had big heels on.
T.J. said on 2/Feb/09
WOW!!!! looks alot taller in scariest places on earth, but I guess that's because there's no one next to her to compare lol.
Lozzer said on 29/Dec/08
What sneakers were you/her wearing Rob?
I will have soooo many nightmares after seeing this photo...cheers Rob!!!
(hehhe the exorcist scared the hell outta me)

Editor Rob
0.55 inch converse vs 0.9-0.95 samoa.
thepope said on 11/Dec/08
Up the hoops!
Minimum said on 27/Nov/08
Actually, Linda was never really 5,2. Maybe in footwear, she is. But I seen her and she was like two inches shorter, about 5 foot max. Blair does wear heels to look taller. She needs a downgrade.
Maribel said on 25/Nov/08
She's probably 5 foot 2 with her hair.
Maribel said on 19/Nov/08
I think she's a little shorter, about 5"1.25. Go to google, yahoo, or any search engine. Type "Spike TV's "Scream Awards 2006', She was standin right next to Jennifer Carpenter, who's 5-foot-8 and a fourth, it seemed she dwarfed Blair. Rob, don't you think it's time for a downgrade.
Maximum said on 14/Nov/08
She's five two max, but she does give an impression of a 5"3-4 person. Blair does wear heels to make herself taller.
theman said on 31/Oct/08
Always thought Linda was cute, but I would have never slept with her in fear her head would spin. (And not in a good way)
Anna said on 30/Oct/08
i think shes a bit taller,like 5'3-5'4
Alex said on 2/Sep/08
I think if you're 5'8.25-5'8.5 out of bed and 5'7.5 by the evening that would be a legit 5'8 too. But like Rob was saying, thats like a solid 5'8. Now something like 5'8 out of bed and 5'7 by the evening isn't a legit 5'8.
Emilie said on 27/Aug/08
I can't help but think her eyes look a little scary...all I can see is the exorcist girl ! And 5ft 2 looks right :)
Bobby said on 23/Aug/08
One of the most adorable women I've ever seen. Just looks so pretty and sweet.
Lindablair59 said on 14/Jul/08
I love Linda Blair. I am her huge fan! Now she's 49,but she seems as she was 18! Linda,you're the best!
Davey said on 11/Jul/08
rob are you a real 5`8? or are you a glen 5`8? which means 5`6 lol

Editor Rob
I would happily let anybody measure me in the afternoon...and know I don't hover on the 5ft 7.5 mark...

in other words a legit 5ft 8 needs to measure that in the afternoon or at worse be a few mm shy of it...not a 1/2 inch shy of it
Davey said on 28/Jun/08
get over it lego.weirdo
Ejel Khan said on 22/Jun/08
Met her 5'2" seems right, really nice lady!
Lego said on 13/Jun/08

"runt says on 4/Jun/08
Glenn, I wish you would stand that straight "

not just you.
Davey said on 6/Jun/08
lego it was a typo by me,I knew it was rob but out of habit i said glenn.Relax dude lol
roccos said on 6/Jun/08
i love your glasses rob
Lego said on 6/Jun/08
even though it is clearly written 5ft 8 ROB and LINDA you guys insist that the guy in the pic is GLENN?! wake up. christ.
Lego said on 5/Jun/08
lovely actress, about 5'2 or 5'2.5
runt said on 4/Jun/08
Glenn, I wish you would stand that straight with shorter females like Rob does. Your lovey-dovey poses are cute though, and I know you don't take pics specifically for this site
sf said on 4/Jun/08
TNTinCA knows of what he speaks...
runt said on 4/Jun/08
Sam says on 2/Jun/08
I think the elfin, "cute" features common in child actors remains so that they are elfin as adults as well.
Linda Blair has elfin features?
runt said on 4/Jun/08
Davey says on 2/Jun/08
I must admit i still feel a little weird when i see a photo of linda blair.The exorcist scared the hell out of me as a kid.
A very unfortunate good performance in a very unfortunately influencial and milestone of a movie. Unfortunate for her career I mean.
Charliemoto said on 3/Jun/08
OMG! i've been wishing for a Linda Blair page for some time now, excellent job ROB.

she's definitely 5'2 abou 10-15 years ago she looke very slightly above 5'2 like 5'2.5 imo, dont think she lost more than 1cm throughout the years (if any).

so yes 157-158cm is correct.

thanks again rob for this page.
Ejel Khan said on 3/Jun/08
Met Linda, lovely lady, got a pic with her! Unfortunately she was sitting down, but when she was standing, she appeared only 5" max!
Davey said on 3/Jun/08
ok TNT that actually makes alot of sense.
TNTinCA said on 2/Jun/08
Child actors being "small" is actually very common and is largely due to the fact that they usually hire older childer that look younger to portray certain characters on screen. It makes sense because it is easier to coach an older child that looks young as opposed to coaching a younger child.
Davey said on 2/Jun/08
I must admit i still feel a little weird when i see a photo of linda blair.The exorcist scared the hell out of me as a kid.
Sam said on 2/Jun/08
I think the elfin, "cute" features common in child actors remains so that they are elfin as adults as well. I think 6 footers like Zach Braff or Jason Bateman are as big as they get.
Davey said on 2/Jun/08
Look at actors like macauly culkin and other child stars,They are all very small even when they grow up,Coincidence?
Alex said on 2/Jun/08
Looks about 5'2 or a hair under.

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