Victoria Leigh Blum (born October 15, 1955), professionally known by the stage name Tanya Roberts, is an American actress. Roberts had early roles in the cult horror films Forced Entry (1975) and Tourist Trap (1979), before gaining fame for her role as Julie Rogers on the series Charlie's Angels. She later appeared as Stacey Sutton in the James Bond film A View to a Kill (1985), and as Midge Pinciotti on That '70s Show (1998–2004).
Roberts was born and raised in the Bronx, New York, of Irish (father) and Jewish (mother) descent. Her father supported the family with a modest income, working as a fountain pen salesman in New York City. Roberts' parents divorced when she was a teenager. She relocated from the Bronx with her mother to live in Toronto for several years, where she started formulating a photo portfolio and laying plans for a career. At age 15, she left high school and lived for a while hitch-hiking across the United States. She eventually returned to New York City and became a fashion and cover model. After meeting psychology student Barry Roberts (while waiting in line for a movie), she proposed to him in a subway station and they were soon married. While Barry pursued a career as a screenwriter, she began to study at the Actors Studio with Lee Strasberg and Uta Hagen under the name Tanya Roberts...
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