Tanya Roberts

Tanya Roberts

actress, producer

Tanya Roberts was born on Oct 15, 1949 in USA. Tanya Roberts's big-screen debut came with The Last Victim directed by Jim Sotos in 1976. Tanya Roberts is known for That '70s Show directed by David Trainer, Mila Kunis stars as Jackie Burkhart and Danny Masterson as Steven Hyde. The upcoming new tvshow Tanya Roberts plays is That '70s Show - Season 6 which will be released on Aug 23, 1998.

The younger daughter of a Jewish American pen salesman (Oscar Blum) and an English mother (Dorothy Smith), Tanya Roberts was born 1949 in Manhattan and grew up in the Westchester County suburbs Scarsdale and Greenburgh. Tanya dropped out of high school, got married and hitchhiked around the country until her mother-in-law had the marriage annulled. She met psychology student Barry Roberts while waiting in line to see a movie. A few months later, she proposed to him in a subway station, and they were married. She studied acting under Lee Strasberg and Uta Hagen. In her early years in New York, she supported herself as an Arthur Murray dance instructor and by modeling. She appeared in off-Broadway productions of "Picnic" and "Antigone", and in television commercials for Ultra Brite, Clairol and Cool Ray sunglasses.In 1977, Tanya and her husband -- by then a scriptwriter -- moved to Hollywood. She began appearing in made-for-TV films including Pleasure Cove (1979), Zuma Beach (1978), and Meurtres sous le soleil (1980). Her film debut was in Viol sans issue (1976). After appearing in several minor films, her first big break came when she was selected as the last Angel on the final season of Drôles de dames (1976), and was featured on the cover of People magazine (02/09/1981). The attention she garnered helped secure her most significant film roles: Dar l'invincible (1982) (and posed for the cover and an inside spread in Playboy magazine to promote the film), the title role in Sheena, reine de la jungle (1984) and as a Bond girl in Dangereusement vôtre (1985). She continued to appear in films, though mainly direct-to-video and direct-to-cable features. She was featured in the CD computer game The Pandora Directive (1996) and had a recurring lead role in the television series 70s show (1998). Widowed in 2006, Tanya Roberts died of sepsis from a urinary tract infection in 2021.

  • Birthday

    Oct 15, 1949
  • Place of Birth

    Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

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