Tanya Roberts’ representative says Bond girl and ‘That ’70s Show’ star is alive in hospital

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Tanya Roberts in A View to a Kill, 1985 (Rex Features)
Tanya Roberts in A View to a Kill, 1985 (Rex Features)

The representative of Tanya Roberts has now said the James Bond Star has not passed away but was taken to hospital after collapsing on Christmas Eve.

A press release was sent out by those representing the actor on January 3 stating she had died in hospital.

TMZ now reports her husband received a call from doctors on Monday morning saying she was still alive. The news comes after tributes were paid by some of those closest to her.

The 65-year-old starred as Bond girl Stacey Sutton opposite the late Roger Moore in 1985’s A View to a Kill.

It was originally reported she collapsed near her home in the Hollywood Hills while walking her dogs on Christmas Eve, and was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, her friend and representative Mike Pingel told The Hollywood Reporter.

Born Victoria Leigh Blum, Roberts had an early career in modelling and television adverts before appearing in the 1975 horror film Forced Entry.

Tanya Roberts and Christopher Walken in A View to a KillRex Features
Tanya Roberts and Christopher Walken in A View to a KillRex Features

Her most notable film role is as Stacey Sutton, an American geologist who becomes targeted by villain Max Zorin (Christopher Walken), in 007 film A View to a Kill.

The film marked Moore’s last performance as James Bond.

A number of her other films achieved cult status, such as 1982’s fantasy The Beastmaster, and adventure film Sheena: Queen of the Jungle, a version of the Tarzan story with Roberts as the female lead.

She later said she believed there was a “curse” attached to the Bond girl role, telling the Daily Mail in 2015 that she suggested to her agent: “No one ever works after they get a Bond movie.”

However, she had success in a number of television performances, including a year as Julie Rogers in the fifth season of ABC’s Charlie’s Angels, and in the recurring role of Donna’s mother, Midge Pinciotti, on That 70s Show.

Pingel originally said he was devastated by the loss of his “brilliant and beautiful” friend.

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