Andrea Evans, star of soap operas One Life to Live and Passions, dies at 66
Andrea Evans, the beloved soap opera star known for her roles as Tina Lord on ABC’s One Life to Live and Rebecca Hotchkiss on NBC/DirecTV’s Passions, has passed away at the age of 66. Evans died on Sunday at her home in Pasadena after a battle with breast cancer, according to casting director Don Carroll.
Evans rose to fame for her portrayal of Tina on One Life to Live from 1979-1981 and 1985-1990. However, her time on the soap was cut short when she was targeted by a stalker in 1987. The incident left her traumatized and she received death threats, some of which were written in blood.
After taking a break from the industry, Evans returned to daytime television as Tawny Moore on CBS’s The Bold and the Beautiful from 1999-2000. She then spent the next eight years playing Rebecca on Passions until the show’s conclusion in 2008. Evans made brief returns to One Life to Live in 2008 and 2011, reprising her role as Tina, and also appeared as Tawny in a 2010 episode of The Bold and the Beautiful.
Throughout her career, Evans received several award nominations, including a Daytime Emmy nomination for outstanding ingenue in a drama series in 1988 for One Life to Live. Her last acting credit was on the Prime Video series The Bay, where she appeared from 2017-2020.
A life dedicated to acting and philanthropy
Born on June 18, 1957, in Aurora, Illinois, Evans began her acting career while still in college. She landed a role as an extra in the Brian De Palma film The Fury in 1978. In addition to her soap opera work, Evans also appeared in various films and game shows.
Outside of acting, Evans was involved in philanthropic work. She worked for the City of Hope and supported animal rescue organizations. She recently completed a memoir titled « My One Life to Live. »
Andrea Evans leaves behind a legacy as a talented actress and a beloved figure in the soap opera world. Her contributions to the genre will not be forgotten.
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