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Tanya Roberts

Actress

Born - 15 October 1954, New York City, USA
Died - 4 January 2021

Healthily beautiful American actress seen mainly in sexy lead roles. Born Victoria Blum, she was a tallish, lissome brunette whose hair later went from tawny to blonde; a former model and dance instructor, she turned to acting and made a start as one of Charlie's Angels in the last series of that TV favourite. She subsequently decorated many films and TV movies, until eventually cast as a Bond girl in A View to a Kill in 1985. As with so many 007 lovelies, the part did little for her career, and by the 1990s, she was starring in high-gloss soft-porn films aimed at the video market. Of Austro-Hungarian heritage, she made her film debut in The Last Victim/Forced Entry (1975), subsequent credits including the Yum Yum Girls (1976), The Private Files of J Edgar Hoover (1977), Fingers (1978), California Dreaming (1979), Waikiki (1980), The BeastMaster (1982), the title role in Sheena, Queen of the Jungle (1983), Body Slam (1986), Purgatory (1988), Night Eyes (1990), Inner Sanctum (1991), Sins of Desire (1992) and Deep Down (1993), her last, although she continued to appear in TV drama series until 2005. She married actor/writer Barry Roberts, but he died at 60 in 2006. She collapsed on Christmas Eve and failed to recover, dying from an acute urine tract infection leading to kidney failure.