James Bond girl Tanya Roberts passes away
US actress Tanya Roberts, has passed away at California hospital at age of 65.
Tanya Roberts, who played Bond girl Stacey Sutton in A View To A Kill died days after she reportedly "collapsed after walking with her dogs on Christmas Eve."
Tanya, who was a Charlie’s Angel in the TV series, was taken to hospital when she collapsed after returning home from a walk with her dogs. She was put on a ventilator but never got better and died at a California hospital.
Born Victoria Leigh Blum in New York in 1955, she was Victoria Leigh Blum, best known by her stage name Tanya Roberts.
The actress was perhaps best known as Donna Pinciotti’s mom, Midge, on That 70’s Show, a woman who was consistently the center of attention to all the young neighborhood guys. She appeared in 81 episodes from 1998-2004, but eventually left the series to care for her sick husband.
Roberts had a year-long stint on Charlie’s Angels, playing Julie Rogers in Season 5 (1980-1981). Rogers helped fellow Angels Kris and Kelly (Cheryl Ladd and Jacyln Smith, respectively) solve crimes until the series’ cancellation in 1981. Her other TV credits include The Love Boat, Silk Stalkings, Fantasy Island, The Blues Brothers Animated Series and Barbershop.
Though she began her career as a model in commercials for products like Excedrin, Ultra Brite, Clairol and Cool Ray sunglasses, Roberts ultimately bridged her career to film, where she was best known for starring in the 1985 James Bond film A View to a Kill, in which she played Stacey Sutton opposite of Roger Moore. In addition, she starred in slasher movies and B-films like Tourist Trap, The Beastmaster and Sheena.
Roberts is survived by her husband, Lance, and her sister Barbara Chase.