Tanya Roberts We Salute You!
Have you heard the radio spots for a Las Vegas resort called Tahiti Village? The woman who is telling us that “Las Vegas is calling baby!” is Tanya Roberts. She promises all kind of stuff if you go visit the resort, but what you really want is to know who in the heck is Tanya Roberts and why does she seem so familiar?
Tanya Roberts was born in the Bronx, New York in 1955. She studied acting under Lee Strasberg and Uta Hagen. In her early years in New York she supported herself as an Arthur Murray dance instructor and by modeling. She appeared in off-Broadway productions of Picnic and Antigone and in television commercials for Ultra Brite, Clairol and Cool Ray sunglasses.
In 1977 Tanya and her husband moved to Hollywood. She began appearing in such made-for-TV films as Pleasure Cove (1979 TV), Zuma Beach (1978 TV) and Waikiki (1980 TV). Her film debut was in Forced Entry (1975).
After appearing in several minor films, her first big break came when she was selected as the last angel in the hit series Charlie’s Angels in its final season (1976) and Tanya was featured on the cover of People Magazine in February 1981.
And, of course, she made the obligatory appearances on The Love Boat and Fantasy Island that was seemingly required of 1970s celebrities.
The attention she received as the newest (and last) Charlie’s Angel helped secure her most significant film parts: The Beastmaster (1982) (she posed for the cover and an inside spread in Playboy to promote the film), the title role in Sheena (1984) and as a Bond girl in A View to a Kill (1985).
She continues to appear in films, though mainly direct-to-video and direct-to-cable features. She is featured in the CD computer game The Pandora Directive (1996) and had a recurring lead role in the TV series That ’70s Show as the character Midge Pinciotti. Now you might be able place her. Or, you could just call Tanya and book your complimentary suite today and go see her for yourself.
We salute you Tanya Roberts!