Tanya Roberts, Bond girl and That '70s Show star, dies at 65
Tanya Roberts, a former Bond girl and That '70s Show actress, died Monday following a strange series of events that included her own representatives mistakenly reporting her death a day earlier. She was 65.
The actress died Monday night at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, her domestic partner, Lance O'Brien, told The New York Times on Tuesday. It was initially reported that Roberts had died Sunday, citing her publicist, Mike Pingel. Roberts' manager, Tarri Markel, initially confirmed that report based on information from Pingel, who later said he had been mistakenly told by O'Brien that Roberts had died.
Roberts was hospitalized and put on a ventilator after collapsing at her home on Christmas Eve. While her condition was not COVID-19 related, a cause of death is not being disclosed at this time.
Roberts appeared as Stacey Sutton in 1985's A View to Kill, opposite Roger Moore. She also starred in a variety of action/erotica B-movies, comedies, and slasher flicks. She had roles in films like Sins of Desire, Legal Tender, Sheena, The Beastmaster, Almost Pregnant, Tourist Trap, and more.
Still, many audiences might know Roberts best from That '70s Show, where she portrayed Donna Pinciotti's sweet-but-dim mother Midge for 81 episodes. On the small screen, she also starred on Charlie's Angels in the '80s and acted in Fantasy Island, Hot Line, The Blues Brothers Animated Series, and Eve. Her last role was playing Elle in the series Barbershop in 2005.
Roberts is survived by her partner, Lance, and her sister.