Tanya Roberts Is Still Alive, Her Publicist Now Says

Actress was reported to have died on Sunday

Last Updated: January 5, 2021 @ 1:30 PM

UPDATE: Tanya Roberts’ publicist confirms the actress passed away Monday night. Read here for more.

“A View to a Kill” and “That ’70s Show” star Tanya Roberts is still alive, her manager Tarri Markel said Monday — one day after she and publicist Mike Pingel first reported her death at age 65.
Roberts’ partner, Lance O’Brien, had initially believed Roberts had died at L.A.’s Cedars Sinai hospital after being admitted on Christmas Eve, Pingel told TMZ on Monday, but was contacted by the hospital on Monday morning to inform him that she was still alive. Her exact condition is not known at this time.

Pingel, who had issued a press release that included a quote from O’Brien, did not immediately respond to multiple requests for comment by TheWrap.

On Sunday, Roberts’ rep first told TMZ that the actress — best known for her work in the 1985 James Bond film “A View to a Kill” and the sitcom “That ’70s Show” — was walking her dog on Christmas Eve and collapsed shortly after she returned home. She was taken to the hospital and put on a ventilator.

Further details about her current status are not known at this time.

Roberts is 65 years old. She is best known for starring in “A View to Kill” as Bond girl Stacey Sutton and later for her work on the Fox sitcom “That 70s Show,” where she had a recurring role as Midge Pinciotti. She also appeared in cult action-adventure hits such as “Beastmaster” and “Sheena” in the early 1980s.

Born Victoria Leigh Blum in the Bronx, Roberts’ career began when she was a teenager, studying at the Actors Studio and, eventually, modeling in commercials for everything from Ultra Brite toothpaste to Clairol hair products. After moving to Hollywood with her husband in 1977, she appeared in the cult movie “Tourist Trap” and secured roles in several TV pilots that weren’t picked up. Her big break came in 1980 when she was cast in the fifth and final season of ABC’s “Charlie’s Angels,” replacing Shelley Hack.