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Bond girl and Charlie's Angels star Tanya Roberts dies after Christmas collapse


Tanya Roberts has died at the age of 65 after she reportedly “collapsed after walking her dogs on Christmas Eve.”

She was an original Charlie’s Angel in the TV series as well as a Bond girl, starring opposite Roger Moore in A View To Kill in 1985.

TMZ has reported that Tanya returned home from a walk with her dogs, when she “collapsed,” and was “taken to a hospital.”

Her representative told the site that Tanya was “put on a ventilator, but never got better” though her death was unrelated to Covid-19.

The actress passed away at a hospital in California.



Roger Moore (as James Bond) and Tanya Roberts in ‘A View to Kill’ (1985)

Speaking about being a Bond girl, Tanya said: “At the time I didn’t know what I know now, and to be honest, who would turn that role down, really?

“Nobody would. All you have to think to yourself is, ‘Could I have been better in the part?’ That’s all you can say to yourself because turning the part down would have been ridiculous, you know? I mean nobody would do that, nobody.”

She added: “I was very young and I did what I felt was the right choice to make.”



Tanya Roberts in 2005

Tanya will also be remembered for being one of the original Charlie’s Angels, which went on to become one of the most iconic TV shows in pop culture.

She played Julie Rogers for a year on the show before playing the role that she might be best remembered for.

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Tanya starred as Midge Pinciotti in That 70’s Show for many years.

Born Victoria Leigh Blum, Tanya had a career modelling and appearing in television adverts before turning to film acting in 1975 with the horror film Forced Entry.



Tanya Roberts in Charlie’s Angels

She also starred in a number of films through the 70s and 80s, with the likes of The Beastmaster and Sheena among her 40 acting credits.

As well as acting, Tanya also enjoyed a modelling career and in 1982 she posed for Playboy.

Tanya is survived by her husband, Lance, and her sister Barbara Chase.

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