Tanya Roberts net worth: She’s famous for her appearance in Charlie’s Angels and That 70s Show. She started modeling in Nyc in her teen years and studied in the Actors Studio while keeping a connection with Barry Roberts. She modeled for Ultra Brite, Trendy Ray shades, Clairol and much more. She also got involved in several Off Broadway theater productions including Antigone and Picnic. She move to Hollywood with her husband in 1977 to pursue on screen acting. Her husband, Barry Roberts, passed away in 2006, inducing Tanya to retire from playing. She’s appeared in over 41 on screen productions.
I 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?
[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.
I'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.
Fans 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.
[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.