• Date Of Birth: October 15, 1955
  • Date Of Death: January 4, 2021
  • Spouse: Barry Roberts
  • Occupation: Actor, producer and model
  • City: Los Angeles
  • State: California

Victoria Leigh Roberts (October 15, 1955 – January 4, 2021), known professionally as Tanya Roberts, was an American actress, producer, and model. She is best known for playing Julie Rogers in the final season of the television series Charlie’s Angels (1980–1981), Stacey Sutton in the James Bond film A View to a Kill (1985), Sheena in Sheena (1984), Kiri in The Beastmaster (1982) and as Midge Pinciotti on That ’70s Show (1998–2004).

Roberts was married to Barry Roberts from 1974 until his death in 2006. They had no children. Roberts lived in Hollywood Hills, California. Some time after his death, she became the partner of Lance O’Brien. Her sister, Barbara Chase, was married to Timothy Leary.

Roberts wrote the foreword to the book The Q Guide to Charlie’s Angels (2008). She was described by her publicist as an animal rights activist. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she maintained an active social media presence by hosting video chats on Facebook and Zoom.

While hiking on December 23, 2020, Roberts developed lower intestinal pain and difficulty breathing. She returned home to rest. Very early the next morning she fell out of bed and found she could not get up. She was taken to Cedars-Sinai Hospital, where it was determined she had developed a urinary tract infection that had advanced to sepsis. Her illness was complicated by her history of hepatitis C. The body’s immune response to her infection resulted in multi-organ failure. She had to be placed on a ventilator to help her with the work of breathing. Her partner, Lance O’Brien, was not allowed to see her due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Her condition deteriorated, and on January 3, 2021 she was taken off life support. O’Brien was finally then allowed to visit her. She died on the evening of January 4, at the age of 65. Initial reports that Roberts had died on January 3, 2021 were not correct. They arose after O’Brien told her manager that he had visited her in the hospital and “said goodbye”. In a handwritten will, Roberts left her estate to O’Brien, her common-law husband. – Available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License from Wikipedia.