|Tanya Roberts played Julie Rogers on the TV show "Charlie's Angels" from 1980 to 1981|
Tanya, like many of the other angels, began with a career doing TV commercials. She also starred in a few off Broadway productions such as "Antione" and "Picnic". In 1975, she got her on-screen debut with a starring role in the film "Forced Entry" co-starring Ron Max and Nancy Allen. This was followed with other appearances in "The Yum-Yum Girls" co-starring Michelle Dawn, Harlan Cary Poe and Barbara Tully (1976); "The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover" with Broderick Crawford, James Wainwright, Celeste Holm, José Ferrer, Rip Torn, and Michael Sacks (1977); "Fingers" co-starring Harvey Keitel, Tisa Farrow and Jim Brown (1978); "Zuma Beach" co-starring Suzanne Somers, Steven Keats, Mark Wheeler, Delta Burke, Timothy Hutton, Rosanna Arquette, and Michael Biehn (1978); and in 1978, Robert starred in her first TV series "Greatest Heroes of the Bible" co-starring Victor Jory, Brad Crandall and Peter Mark Richman (1978);
|Tanya Roberts in her younger years|
Tanya finished out the '70s with "Tourist Trap" co-starring Chuck Connors, Jocelyn Jones, Robin Sherwood, and Jon Van Ness (1979); "Pleasure Cove" Tom Jones, Constance Forslund, Melody Anderson, David Hasselhoff, Shelley Fabares, and Barbara Luna (1979); "California Dreaming" co-starring Glynnis O'Connor, Seymour Cassel, Dennis Christopher, and Dorothy Tristan (1979); and "Racquet" co-starring Bert Convy, Edie Adams, Lynda Day George, Patrick Cranshaw, and Joey Aresco (1979);
|Tanya Roberts in the 1970s|
Roberts began the '80s appearing in a couple of episodes of "Vega$" starring Robert Urich, Bart Braverman, Greg Morris, Tony Curtis, Judy Landers, and Phyllis Davis (1980); and "Waikiki" co-starring Dack Rambo, Darren McGavin, Steve Marachuk and Donna Mills (1980).
It was in 1980 that Tanya Roberts landed the role of Julie Rogers on "Charlie's Angels" co-starring Jaclyn Smith (Kelly Garrett), Cheryl Ladd (Kris Munroe), and David Doyle (Tom Bosley). Tanya filled a gap left in the show when Shelley Hack (Tiffany Welles) left the show after a short stay when she replaced Kate Jackson (Sabrina Duncan) when she departed the show. Tanya was with the show for sixteen episodes until the show ended in 1981. This was the shortest run of any of the Angels on the show including Farrah Fawcett-Majors who left after the first season, but returned as a guest star throughout the life of the show.
|"Charlie's Angels" in the last year on the air: Tanya Roberts (Julie Rogers), Jaclyn Smith (Kelly Garrett), and Cheryl Ladd (Kris Munroe)|
|Tanya Roberts played Julie Rogers in "Charlie's Angels"|
|Tanya Roberts (Julie Rogers) and Cheryl Ladd (Kris Munroe) in "Charlie's Angels"|
After "Charlie's Angels", Roberts guest starred on "The Love Boat" starring Gavin McLeod, Bernie Kopell, Fred Grandy, Lauren Tewes, Jill Whelan, and Ted Lange (1982); "Fantasy Island" starring Ricardo Montalban, Hervé Villechaize and Carol Lynley (1982); also in 1982 Tanya starred as the sex Kiri in "The Beastmaster" with Marc Singer, John Amos, and Rip Torn (1982);
|Tanya Roberts as Kiri in "The Beastmaster" 1982|
|Marc Singer and Tanya Roberts in "The Beastmaster" 1982|
|Marc Singer and Tanya Roberts in "The Beastmaster"|
Tanya went on to star in "Murder Me, Murder You" co-starring Stacy Keach, Delta Burke, Don Stroud, Lisa Blount, and Michelle Phillips (1983); "Hearts and Armour" Zeudi Araya Cristaldi, Barbara De Rossi, Ronn Moss, and Rick Edwards (1983). The following year Tanya starred as the sexy Sheena in "Sheena: Queen of the Jungle" co-starring Ted Wass, Michael Shannon, and Donovan Scott. Tanya then became a 'Bond Girl' in 1985 with a role in "A View to a Kill" co-starring Roger Moore, Christopher Walken, Grace Jones, and Patrick Macnee (1985).
|Tanya Roberts as "Sheena: Queen of the Jungle" 1984|
|Tanya Roberts as "Sheena: Queen of the Jungle"|
|Tanya Roberts as "Sheena: Queen of the Jungle"|
|Tanya Roberts in a look that fits her role as Sheena in "Sheena: Queen of the Jungle"|
|Tanya Roberts in "A View to a Kill" 1985|
|Tanya Roberts, Roger Moore, and Grace Jones in "A View to a Kill" 1985|
|Tanya Roberts became a Bond girl in "A View to a Kill" 1985|
|Tanya Roberts in 1985|
Roberts topped out the decade with "Body Slam" co-starring Dirk Benedict, Roddy Piper, Charles Nelson Reilly, and Kellie Martin (1986); and "Purgatory" co-starring Julie Pop, Adrienne Pierce, and Hal Orlandini (1988).
In 1990, Tanya starred in "Twisted Justice" co-starring David Heavener, Erik Estrada, Jim Brown, Karen Black, and Shannon Tweed (1990); "Night Eyes" co-starring Andrew Stevens, Veronica Henson-Phillips, Cooper Huckabee, and Stephen Meadows (1990); "Legal Tender" with Robert Davi, Morton Downey Jr., and Eva La Rue (1991); the racy "Inner Sanctum" with Margaux Hemingway, Valerie Wildman, and Joseph Bottoms (1991); "Almost Pregnant" co-starring Jeff Conaway, Joan Severance, Dom DeLuise, and John Calvin (1992); "Sins of Desire" co-starring Gail Harris, Jay Richardson, Delia Sheppard, Jan-Michael Vincent, Carrie Stevens, Becky LeBeau, and Monique Parent (1993); "Deep Down" co-starring George Segal, Judith Scarpone and Roderick Thorp (1994); "Burke's Law" starring Gene Barry, Peter Barton and Dom DeLuise (1994); "Silk Stalkings" starring Rob Estes, Mitzi Kapture and Charlie Brill;
|Tanya Roberts in "Night Eyes" 1990|
In 1994 Tanya landed a role as Rebecca in the risqué series "Hot Line" co-starring Shannon Tweed. She stayed with the show for it's full two year run of thirteen episodes. Roberts went on to star her voice in "The Blues Brothers Animated Series" co-starring Lauren Tom, Robert Picardo, April Winchell, Tim Curry, and B.J. Ward (1997); and "High Tide" with Rick Springfield, Yannick Bisson and Mary Ann Schmidt (1997).
In 1998, Tanya began playing the role of Midge Pinciotti on "That '70s Show" co-starring Topher Grace, Ashton Kutcher, Laura Prepon, Wilmer Valderrama, Danny Masterson, and Mila Kunis. Roberts played the role until the show ended in 2006.
|Tanya Roberts in 2003|
During her time on "That '70s Show", Tanya did other performances such as "The Angry Beavers" co-starring Richard Steven Horvitz, Nick Bakay and Charlie Brissette (voice, 1998); "Off Centre" starring Eddie Kaye Thomas, Sean Maguire, Jason George, and Lauren Stamile (2002); "Fillmore!" co-starring Orlando Brown, Lauren Tom, Wendie Malick, Tara Strong, and Horatio Sanz (voice, 2003); "Eve" starring Ali Landry, Natalie Desselle, Jason George, and Eve (2005); and "Barbershop" starring Omar Gooding, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Toni Trucks, and Wes Chatham (2005).
|Tanya Roberts today|
We'll be seeing more of Tanya soon with works in production for 2011 on the horizon.
|Tanya Roberts now|