Tanya Roberts

Actor, Model, Dance instructor
A former Bond girl and "Charlie's Angel" who was typecast for her physical attributes, actress Tanya Roberts became something of a cult icon thanks to feature roles in "The Beastmaster" (1982) and "Sheena: Queen of the ... Read more »
Born: 10/15/1955 in Bronx, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (30)

That '70s Show 1997 - 2001, 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Inside TV Land 1999 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Off Centre 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Burke's Law 1993 - 1994, 1997 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Investigating Tarzan 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Hot Line 2 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

Deep Down 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sins of Desire 1992 (Movie)

Kay (Actor)

Almost Pregnant 1991 (Movie)

Linda (Actor)

Inner Sanctum 1991 (Movie)

Lynn Foster (Actor)

Legal Tender 1991 (Movie)

Rikki Rennick (Actor)

Night Eyes 1990 (Movie)

Nikki (Actor)

Purgatory 1989 (Movie)

Carly Arnold (Actor)

Body Slam 1986 (Movie)

Candace Van Der Vegen (Actor)

A View to a Kill 1985 (Movie)

Stacey Sutton (Actor)

Sheena 1984 (Movie)

Sheena (Actor)

I Paladini Storia d'Armi e d'Amori 1982 (Movie)

Isabella (Actor)

Le Armi e Gli Amori 1982 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Beastmaster 1982 (Movie)

Kiri (Actor)

Charlie's Angels 1976 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

California Dreaming 1979 (Movie)

Stephanie (Actor)

Tourist Trap 1979 (Movie)

Becky (Actor)

Fingers 1978 (Movie)

Julia (Actor)

The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover 1977 (Movie)

Stewardess (Actor)

Forced Entry 1974 (Movie)

(Actor)

Pleasure Cove (TV Show)

Actor

Waikiki (TV Show)

Actor

Zuma Beach (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A former Bond girl and "Charlie's Angel" who was typecast for her physical attributes, actress Tanya Roberts became something of a cult icon thanks to feature roles in "The Beastmaster" (1982) and "Sheena: Queen of the Jungle" (1984), only to relegate herself to erotic thrillers that bordered on soft-core pornography in the early 1990s. Throaty and lithe, Roberts exuded a sexuality that was innate and allowed her to land roles as superficial characters in a variety of low-budget films and television movies, before she hit her stride by taking over for Shelley Hack on the popular "Charlie's Angels" (CBS, 1976-1981) for its final season. Despite her likeability, the iconic show hit a low point in the ratings and was summarily canceled. Undeterred, Roberts gained cult status in "The Beastmaster" and "Sheena," before landing what could have been a career-altering role as the Bond girl in "A View to a Kill" (1985). Unfortunately, the last 007 movie starring an aging Roger Moore was considered one of his worst and Roberts was criticized for her character's lack of depth. By the late 1980s, she began treading water in steamy thrillers like "Night Eyes" (1990) and Deep Down" (1994), before she surged once again as the foxy, free-thinking mom Midge Pinciotti on "That '70s Show" (Fox, 1998-2006). Though she had to leave due to her husband's terminal illness, Roberts proved that she was capable of delivering a quality performance on a critically acclaimed project.

Relationships

Father

Barry Roberts Actor

Husband
Married 1974 until his death 2006

EDUCATION

studied acting with Lee Strasberg and with Uta Hagen

dropped out of high school at age 15

Milestones

1998

Played forward-thinking mom Midge Pinciotti on "That 70s Show" (Fox)

1995

Played herself in a segment of the Showtime TV-movie "National Lampoon's Favorite Deadly Sins"

1994

Guest starred on an episode of the mystery remake TV series "Burke's Law"

1992

Starred in the direct-to-video release "Almost Pregnant", directed by Michael DeLuise

1991

Played a poker dealer on the run in the direct-to-video release "Legal Tender", written by husband Barry Roberts

1991

Starred as a sexy nurse with a shady past in the erotic thriller "Inner Sanctum"

1985

Was Bond girl Stacey Sutton in Roger Moore's final entry "A View to a Kill"

1984

Starred as "Sheena", queen of the jungle

1982

Posed nude for PLAYBOY magazine

1982

Had a starring role in the horror feature "The Beastmaster"

1980

Appeared in a special two-hour episode of the crime drama "Vega$"

1980

Played Julie Rogers, one of the replacement "Charlie's Angels" in the fashion-conscious ABC police drama's final season

1980

Featured in the ABC detective drama TV-movie "Waikiki"

1979

Appeared in the romantic comedy TV-movie "Pleasure Cove" (NBC)

1978

Acted in the NBC TV-movie comedy "Zuma Beach"

1977

Played a stewardess in "The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover" and appeared in James Toback's "Fingers"

1975

Starred in the thriller "Forced Entry"

1972

At age 17, began appearing in television commercials (date approximate)

Moved from NYC to Hollywood

Appeared onstage in productions including "Antigone", "Picnic", "Bus Stop" and "Born Yesterday"

Appeared in several direct-to-video releases

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