Tanya Roberts, Former Bond Girl & ‘That ’70s Show’ Star, Dies At 65
Actress Tanya Roberts has died at the age of 65. She collapsed while walking her dogs on Christmas Eve and then admitted to Cedars-Sinai Hospital, where she later died.
Roberts is best known for playing Stacy Sutton in the 1985 James Bond film, A View to Kill and portraying Midge Pinciotti on That ’70s Show.
“I’m devastated. She was brilliant and beautiful and I feel like a light has been taken away,” Mike Pingel, Roberts’ representative told The Hollywood Reporter. “To say she was an angel would be at the top of the list. She was the sweetest person you’d ever meet and had a huge heart. She loved her fans and I don’t think she realized how much she meant to them.”
Roberts, born Victoria Leigh Blum, had a very successful modeling career before making her film debut in 1975’s The Last Victim. She then went on to star in a series of films, including The Beastmaster (1982), Sheena: Queen of the Jungle (1984), Body Slam (1987) and Night Eyes (1990).
Roberts joined That ’70s Show in 1998 as the hippie mother of Donna Pinciotti (Laura Prepon). Roberts left the show in 2001 but returned in 2004.
Robert’s final appearance on television was in 2005’s Barbershop.
Britt Ekland, Bond girl in The Man With The Golden Gun (1974) tweeted, “Rip Tanya Roberts, once a Bond Girl alway a Bond Girl!”
“I just heard the sad new that actress Tanya Roberts passed away,” tweeted The Beastmaster director Don Coscarelli. “Tanya was a beautiful person, inside and out. I will always remember Tanya for being incredibly sweet and for her guanine love of animals. She was beloved by Beastmaster fans everywhere. RIP.”