The talented Tanya Roberts' first role was in the 1975 film Forced Entry where she played the role of "Nancy Ulman." Her fame only continued to grow from there with starring roles in films like The Beastmaster (1982), A View to a Kill (1985), Night Eyes (1990), and Sins of Desire (1993) and television roles in Charlie's Angles, Hot Line (1994-1996) and That 70's Show (1998-2004).
Tanya Roberts: Her birth name
Tanya Roberts was born on October 15th, 1955 in The Bronx, New York City. However, the successful actress wasn't born as Tanya Roberts. Her birth name was actually Victoria Leigh Blum and Tanya Roberts was her stage name.
Why did Tanya Roberts change her name?
Roberts moved to New York after living in Toronto with her mother for a few years. There, she started formulating a photo portfolio and planning on having a career in modeling. She met her husband, Barry Roberts while in line for a movie and they got married in 1974. Roberts then began to study at the Actors Studio with Lee Strasberg and Uta Hagen. That is when she decided to change her name to Tanya Roberts and thus a star was born.
The actress sadly passed away on January 4, 2021, suddenly. May she rest in peace.