entertainment

Tanya Roberts, James Bond girl and That 70s Show star, passes away at 65 years of age


Beloved actress Tanya Roberts has passed away at the age of 65. 

The Hollywood star – who is best known for appearing opposite Roger Moore in the 1985 Bond film A View To Kill – passed away Saturday, according to her friend, Mike Pingel. 

Roberts collapsed at her home in the Hollywood Hills on Christmas Eve after she returned from taking her dog out for a walk, TMZ reports. 

She was subsequently rushed to hospital and put on a ventilator, but ‘never got better’.  

Before her collapse, sources told TMZ that Roberts seemed ‘perfectly healthy’ and was participating in video chats with her fans. Pingel stated that her death was not related to COVID-19.  

Beloved actress Tanya Roberts, best known for her role as a Bond girl in 1985's A View To Kill, has passed away at 65 years of age. She is pictured in a promotional photo from the spy film

Beloved actress Tanya Roberts, best known for her role as a Bond girl in 1985’s A View To Kill, has passed away at 65 years of age. She is pictured in a promotional photo from the spy film 

Roberts went out for a walk with her dog on Christmas Eve before she came home and suddenly collapsed, according to TMZ . She is pictured in 2017

Roberts went out for a walk with her dog on Christmas Eve before she came home and suddenly collapsed, according to TMZ . She is pictured in 2017

Roberts is pictured with her dogs in a photo shared on her Instagram page last year. She had taken one of her canines out for a walk before she returned to her Hollywood Hills home and collapsed

Roberts is pictured with her dogs in a photo shared on her Instagram page last year. She had taken one of her canines out for a walk before she returned to her Hollywood Hills home and collapsed 

In addition to being a Bond Girl, Roberts starred in the fifth and final season of Charlie’s Angels between 1980 and 1981. 

She is also famous for playing Midge Pinciotti in the hit sitcom, That 70s Show, appearing alongside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis. 

READ  Riverdale star Lili Reinart’s dog ‘skittish’ as he recovers from surgery after ‘horrific’ attack

Roberts’ husband, screenwriter Barry Roberts, died in 2006. The couple had been married for 32 years, and had no children. 

Roberts is is best known for appearing opposite Roger Moore in the 1985 Bond film A View To Kill (pictured)

Roberts is is best known for appearing opposite Roger Moore in the 1985 Bond film A View To Kill (pictured)

Elevated to Bond Girl status:  Roberts starred as sultry geologist Stacey Sutton in the hit spy thriller

Elevated to Bond Girl status:  Roberts starred as sultry geologist Stacey Sutton in the hit spy thriller 

Roberts was born Victoria Leigh Blum in October 1955 in New York City, before starting her career as a fashion model in her late teens.

She married Barry Roberts when she was just 19, and started studying to become an actress at The Actors Studio with Lee Strasberg and Uta Hagen. 

The leggy blonde made her film debut in 1975’s Forced Entry. 

Roberts and her husband relocated permanently to Los Angeles in 1977, which paid off in a big way three years later.

The beauty was chosen above 2,000 other actresses to replace Shelley Hack in the fifth and final season of Charlie’s Angels, which aired between 1980 and 1981. 

was chosen above 2,000 other actresses to replace Shelley Hack in the fifth and final season of Charlie's Angels, which aired between 1980 and 1981. She is pictured at left

was chosen above 2,000 other actresses to replace Shelley Hack in the fifth and final season of Charlie’s Angels, which aired between 1980 and 1981. She is pictured at left  

Love of a lifetime: Roberts tied the knot in 1974 to screenwriter Barry Roberts. She was just 19 years old at the time. The pair are pictured together in 1981

Love of a lifetime: Roberts tied the knot in 1974 to screenwriter Barry Roberts. She was just 19 years old at the time. The pair are pictured together in 1981 

However, she became a global sensation several years later, when she was elevated to ‘Bond girl’ status in 1985’s A View To A Kill.

In that film, she starred as sultry geologist Stacey Sutton alongside Roger Moore in his seventh and final James Bond movie.

Afterward, Roberts continued to work regularly with roles in films such as Body Slam, Twisted Justice, Purgatory and Legal Tender, which was written by her husband. 

Bond girl: She played geologist Stacey Sutton alongside Roger Moore in his seventh and final James Bond movie

Bond girl: She played geologist Stacey Sutton alongside Roger Moore in his seventh and final James Bond movie

In 1998, Roberts returned to the small screen to play Midge in That 70s Show. She is pictured front row second from left. The show also starred Ashton Kutcher (back row second from left) and Mila Kunis (front row third from left)

In 1998, Roberts returned to the small screen to play Midge in That 70s Show. She is pictured front row second from left. The show also starred Ashton Kutcher (back row second from left) and Mila Kunis (front row third from left)

In 1998, she returned to the small screen to play Midge in That 70s Show. 

The hit Fox sitcom also starred Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis, Wilmer Valderrama and Topher Grace. 

She left the show in 2004 to take care of her husband who was terminally ill at the time. He tragically passed away two years later. 

Roberts did not re-marry, and she did not appear in anymore films or television shows following her husband’s death. 

However, the beauty appeared to be looking healthy and in good spirits late last year. 

She frequently uploaded photos to Instagram, including a snap that showed her wearing a mask amid the COVID-19 pandemic as she signed fan photographs. 

Roberts appeared to be looking healthy and in good spirits late last year. She is pictured with a fan in a recent photo

Roberts appeared to be looking healthy and in good spirits late last year. She is pictured with a fan in a recent photo 



READ SOURCE

Leave a Reply

This website uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you accept our use of cookies.  Learn more