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Victoria Leigh Blum, born on the 15th of October, 1955 and more popularly known under her married surname as Tanya Roberts, is an American model and actress who initially came to prominence through her role in the television series “Charlie’s Angels” in 1980-81.

So how much is Tanya Roberts’ net worth? As of mid-2016, it is reported by authoritative sources to be $10 million, acquired from her years in the showbiz industry, from being a model to an actress.

Tanya Roberts Net Worth $10 million

Born in The Bronx, New York City, Roberts grew up in a family with a modest income. At the age of 15, she quit high school and travelled around the country. She later decided to go back to New York and started building her portfolio in work as a model. She also invested in her acting skills and studied at the Actors Studio under Lee Starsberg and Uta Hagen. Roberts’ career started with her working as a model, and for products icluding Ultra Brite, Clairol, Excedrin and Cool Ray sunglasses. These jobs helped her establish her net worth, and opportunities for acting came.

After multiple modelling gigs in 1975, Roberts finally starred in her first movie “Forced Entry”, which was soon followed by a string of movies like “The Yun-Yum Girls”, “Fingers”, “Racquet”, ‘Tourist Trap” and ‘California Dreaming”. Although she was working non-stop and her wealth was increasing, these roles were relatively small, and she was still unable to make it big in Hollywood.

Roberts’s big break came in 1980, when she was picked out of a handful of those who auditioned for a vacant role in the television show “Charlie’s Angels”. She entered the shows’ fifth season playing the role of Julie Rogers, replacing another angel. Although the show was cancelled after another year, it launched Roberts’ career to new heights and she became a rising star.

More opportunities now came for Roberts. She came back to movies, and starred in “The Beastmaster” in 1982, “Hearts and Armour” in 1983 and a made-for-TV movie “Murder me, Murder You”. She even became a ‘Bond girl’ and appeared in the movie “A View to a Kill” in 1985.

In 1998, after appearing consistently in movies for several years, she became part of the television show “That 70s show”, appearing in over 80 episodes in more than six years. It became her last major project in show business, although she was seen briefly in the TV series’ “Eve” and “Barbershop”, after which she focused on caring for her terminally-ill husband.

In terms of her personal life, Roberts married Barry Roberts in 1974 after a whirlwind romance of just two weeks – the two met in a line at a movie theatre and started dating. Roberts proposed at a subway after only a short time of knowing each other. Barry Roberts passed away in 2006. Tanya has apparently been single since, and now resides in Hollywood Hills.

Quick Facts

Birth date: October 15, 1955
Birth place: The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.
Height:1.73 m
Profession:Actress
Nationality:American
Spouse:Barry Roberts 1974–2006
Siblings:Barbara Chase
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Turned down a role in Vicious Kiss (1995) which eventually went to Margaux Hemingway.
2Both Priscilla Presley and Sharon Stone were considered, before Tanya landed the leading lady role in the James Bond film A View to a Kill (1985).
3Aunt of Zach Leary.
4Widow of Barry Roberts.
5Auditioned for the role of Kate Roberts on the soap opera, Days of Our Lives (1965), in 1995 though the role went to Lauren Koslow.
6Has the unique distinction of having been both a Bond Girl and the last of the original Charlie's Angels.
7Her sister, Barbara Chase, was married to Timothy Leary for 15 years.
8She took 5 years of voice training to get the Bronx out of her voice.
9Sister of Barbara Chase


Net Worth & Salary

TitleSalary
Charlie's Angels (1976)$12,000 per episode


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Lisp, breathless voice
2Voluptuous figure
3Sparkling blue eyes
4Strawberry blonde hair


Quotes

#Quote
1I think it's better to come into the limelight really slowly and do a broader range of roles, but I took these glamorous roles and I think that stereotyped me. They sort of think you're some dumb, glamorous broad, so it's difficult, and I think that is the reason most Bond Girls don't go on to have careers after they have done the movie because people just don't take them seriously and I guess they shouldn't because it's so tongue-in-cheek, you know what I mean?
2[on being cast as a Bond Girl in A View to a Kill (1985)] I sort of felt like every girl who'd ever been a Bond Girl had seen their career go nowhere, so I was a little cautious. I remember I said to my agent, "No one works after they get a Bond movie" and they said to me, "Are you kidding? Glenn Close would do it if she could." And I thought to myself, "Well, you can have regrets if you wish, but what's the point?" At the time I didn't know what I know now, and to be honest, who would turn that role down, really? Nobody would. All you have to think to yourself is, "Could have I been better in the part?" That's all you can say to yourself because turning the part down would have been ridiculous, you know? I mean nobody would do that, nobody. I was very young and I did what I felt was the right choice to make.
3I've made a lot of good choices and a lot of bad choices and that's part of life. Whether you're really successful or moderately successful, I'm sure that to get there you have made some bad decisions and good decisions on some level, but that's how I see life. You can't go through life defeated, it's just trial and error.
4You need to start somewhere. Jane Fonda began with Barbarella (1968). I'm not at an age where producers will offer me Norma Rae (1979) or Sophie's Choice (1982). When you're young and pretty you don't get On Golden Pond (1981). But if you keep working, good things can happen. Kim Basinger got The Natural (1984) after making a James Bond movie. The same kind of thing could happen to me.
5Fans make you. I certainly hope that people like me in the work and I appreciate every letter that I get. I'm glad they like me or else I wouldn't be in the business. But for fans it's a very different reality than it is for me. They're going to watch the finished product, which has taken us five months and a lot of hard work . . . I mean, I've been choking for the last three days on smoke--it's not very glamorous. It's not what it looks like in the movie, I'm on my knees, bruised half the time, it's action, action, action.
6[interview in "People" Magazine, 1984] Even if I get thrown out of Hollywood, I'll come back. It took me 14 years to get where I am. I'm going to hang in there.


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Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1986Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst ActressA View to a Kill (1985)
1985Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst ActressSheena (1984)

3rd Place Awards

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1985Bravo Otto GermanyBravo OttoBest Actress (Schauspielerin)


Filmography

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Barbershop2005TV SeriesEllie Palmer
Eve2005TV SeriesRebecca
That '70s Show1998-2004TV SeriesMidge Pinciotti
Fillmore!2003TV SeriesAuthor
Off Centre2002TV SeriesGretchen
The Angry Beavers1998TV SeriesMarsha
High Tide1997TV SeriesRhonda Fogel
The Blues Brothers Animated Series1997TV SeriesToni G.
The Pandora Directive1996Video GameRegan Madsen
Hot Line1994-1996TV SeriesRebecca
Silk Stalkings1995TV SeriesCallie Callahan
Deep Down1994Charlotte
Burke's Law1994TV SeriesJulie Reardon
Sins of Desire1993Kay Egan
Almost Pregnant1992VideoLinda Alderson
Legal Tender1991Rikki Rennick
Inner Sanctum1991Lynn Foster
Night Eyes1990Nikki
Twisted Justice1990Secretary
Purgatory1988Carly Arnold
Body Slam1986Candace Vandervagen
A View to a Kill1985Stacey Sutton
Sheena1984Sheena
Hearts and Armour1983Angelica (Isabella)
Murder Me, Murder You1983TV MovieVelda
The Beastmaster1982Kiri
Fantasy Island1982TV SeriesMiss Amanda Parsons
The Love Boat1982TV SeriesDiane Dayton
Charlie's Angels1980-1981TV SeriesJulie Rogers
Waikiki1980TV MovieCarol
Vega$1980TV SeriesOfficer Britt Blackwell
Racquet1979Bambi
California Dreaming1979Stephanie
Greatest Heroes of the Bible1979TV SeriesBachemath
Pleasure Cove1979TV MovieSally
Tourist Trap1979Becky
Zuma Beach1978TV MovieDenise
Fingers1978Julie
The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover1977Stewardess
The Yum Yum Girls1976April
Forced Entry1975Nancy Ulman

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sins of Desire1993associate producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1981-1982TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
The Alan Thicke Show1981-1982TV SeriesHerself
Hour Magazine1981TV SeriesHerself
The John Davidson Show1981TV SeriesHerself
Britain's Favourite Detectives2014TV Movie documentaryHerself / Julie Rogers
The Insider2013TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2008TV SeriesHerself
TV Land Confidential2007TV Series documentaryHerself - Interviewee
Film '85 BBC Report2006Video shortHerself
E! True Hollywood Story2002-2006TV Series documentaryHerself
The Saga of 'The Beastmaster'2005Video documentaryHerself
UnConventional2004DocumentaryHerself
Hollywood Squares2001-2004TV SeriesHerself
Charlie's Angels: TV Tales2002TV Special documentaryHerself
Politically Incorrect2001TV SeriesHerself
The Test2001TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
Designing Bond: Peter Lamont2000Video documentary shortHerself
Inside 'A View to a Kill'2000Video documentary shortHerself
The Men Behind the Mayhem: The Special Effects of James Bond2000Video documentary shortHerself
Pajama Party2000TV SeriesHerself
68th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade1999TV SpecialHerself
Entertainment Tonight Presents: Charlie's Angels - Uncovered1999TV Movie documentaryHerself
Investigating Tarzan1997DocumentaryHerself
Favorite Deadly Sins1995TV MovieHerself
Na sowas!1985TV SeriesHerself
Hollywood '841984TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Evening Magazine1983TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The James Bond Story1999TV Movie documentaryStacy Sutton (uncredited)
Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater1994TV SeriesLinda Alderson

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