Tanya Roberts

Tanya Roberts


10/15/1955, The Bronx New York USA

Birth Name

Victoria Leigh Blum


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Tanya Roberts came from modest beginnings in the Bronx, New York, the daughter of a pen salesman (Irish) and a mother (Jewish) who were divorced before she reached high school. Tanya dropped out of high school at age 15, She met psychology student Barry Roberts in New York…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Tanya Roberts has appeared on the covers of the following magazines:
      • "Video 7" (France)November 1983
      • "Playboy" (Australia)December 1982
      • "Playboy" (France)November 1982
      • "Playboy" (USA)October 1982, Vol. 29, Iss. 10
      • "People" (USA)9 February 1981, Vol. 15, No. 5
      • "Hollywood" (USA)December 1980
      • "Us" (USA)2 September 1980

    • In 2006, Tanya Roberts did a radio add for Consolidated Resorts, Inc. for Tahiti Village Resorts and the next year she did a TV commercial for the Las Vegas resort.

    • Tanya Roberts has been nominated for two Worst Actress Razzie Awards. One in 1985 for Sheena and in 1986 for A View to a Kill.

    • Tanya Roberts appeared on the cover of People magazine on September 7, 1981.

    • Tanya Roberts' first screen work was in Ultra Brite, Clairol and Cool Ray sunglasses commercials.

    • Tanya Roberts sister Barbara Chase is also an actress.

    • Tanya Roberts was married to Barry Roberts from 1974 until his death on June 15, 2006.

    • Tanya Roberts is the only woman to be both a Charlie's Angel and a Bond girl.

    • Tanya Roberts is 5 feet 8 inches tall.

    • Tanya Roberts received 5 years of voice training to get the Bronx out of her voice.

    • Her parents got divorced before she reached high school.

    • Her sister, Barbara, was married to Timothy Leary for 15 years.

  • Quotes

    • Tanya Roberts:(On filming "Sheena") I don't operate close to the director, meaning I don't go to dailies, and I don't talk to him constantly. Some actors like those ego boosts, those pats on the back, but I find it a weakness. I have a good idea what I'm doing, and I do it. I can't be stroked. I'm down to Earth, and work better under pressure with a rough director. John was always screaming at me to give the performance he wanted. It was horrible and very frustrating, but I bounce back quickly. I'll cry in front of 200 people and not give a damn, scream, bang around and then come back on the set!

    • Tanya Roberts:(On the new "Charlie's Angels" movies) I dug them! I thought they were really terrific. They were more fantastic but a lot of fun.

    • Tanya Roberts:(About her famous nude scene in "Beastmaster") I'm glad that I bridged the gap between pre-puberty and puberty for a lot of people.

    • Tanya Roberts:(On filming the "Beastmaster") For me it was fun. I still run into Mark Singer all the time. I just hosted and produced a golf show, which didn't get picked up, and he was my celebrity guest. We were so young and it was really my first movie. I loved it. I didn't find it that difficult.

    • Tanya Roberts: do a lot of charity golf tournaments. I went to Iceland for the Amstel Light tournament and I did Christopher Reeve's last tournament. I'm looking for my own radio show because I've done a ton of radio since I last left That 70's Show because my husband got sick with encephalitis meningitis. I'm not going up for much since we have one more season.

    • Tanya Roberts:(On if she's like her character Midge on "That 70's Show") In a way. I'm into all kinds of things like she is, yoga and I'm into golf. I've also got a ton of energy but I'm not quite as ditzy.

    • Tanya Roberts:(On being a Bond girl) You always hear that you shouldn't do stuff like that because "you'll never work again" and it was right after Charlie's Angels. So I was a little concerned because in those days TV and movie stars never crossed over. Now people realize that TV is great exposure. The idea is to work and you can't really plan a career. You've got to just roll with the punches.

    • Tanya Roberts:(On what superpower she would like) I guess clean up the planet. We should start driving hybrid cars instead of using up everything we have.

    • Tanya Roberts:(About her first conventions) I started doing signings when my husband got sick. I had never done anything like it before and I never even knew there were signings. I had to make some money and I found that I dug doing them. You always think the fans might be weird but they are actually cool. I still do them once in a while. Recently I was Mistress of Ceremonies for Huntington's Disease at the Beverly Hills Hotel. I do anything that has to do with stem cells because my husband is still not walking and he could be helped by that.

    • Tanya Roberts: Fans make you. I certainly hope that people like me in the work and I appreciate every letter that I get. I'm glad they like me or else I wouldn't be in the business. But for fans it's a very different reality then it is for me. They're going to watch the finished product, which has taken us five months and a lot of hard work ... I mean, I've been choking for the last three days on smoke -- it's not very glamorous. It's not what it looks like in the movie, I'm on my knees, bruised half the time, it's action, action, action

    • Tanya Roberts: Even if I get thrown out of Hollywood, I'll come back. It took me 14 years to get where I am. I'm going to hang in there.