Blair was born January 22, 1959, in St. Louis, Missouri to James Frederick and Elinore Blair. Blair has an older sister, Debbie, and an older brother, Jim. When Blair was two years old her father who was a Navy test pilot turned executive recruiter, took a job in New York City, and the family relocated to Westport, Connecticut. Blair’s mother worked as a real estate agent in Westport.
Blair dated Australian singer Rick Springfield and at the age of 15 Rick was 25 years old at the time. They during a concert at the Whisky a Go Go.
Blair also dated Deep Purple bassist Glenn Hughes, and Neil Giraldo, guitarist and future husband of Pat Benatar. Between late 1979 and mid-1981, Blair dated Styx guitarist Tommy Shaw. Blair also dated Jim Dandy Mangrum of Black Oak Arkansas. In the early 1990s, Blair was in a relationship with actor Wings Hauser.
Where Is Linda Blair Now?
Blair believes in the paranormal and supports animal welfare. In 2004, Blair founded the Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation, a nonprofit organization that serves to rehabilitate and adopt rescue animals. Blair now runs the Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation.