Well-known daytime actress Andrea Evans has died at the age of 66.
Nick Leicht, Evans’ manager, confirmed to the Times that the longtime daytime star died of complications from breast cancer at her home in Pasadena on Sunday.
“I’ve been working with Andrea for seven years,” said Leicht. “She was such an enormous talent and it was an absolute pleasure to work with her.”
Evans is best known for portraying Tina Lord on the ABC series One Life to Live from 1979-1981 and again from 1985-1990. In 1988 she received a Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Ingenuity for the role of Lord .
She quit acting in 1990 and stayed out of the public eye for four years after a stalker sent her death threats. in a (n Interview with People In 2008, Evans said of the incident, “It changed me forever. There’s no way it wouldn’t be otherwise.”
After the hiatus, Evans appeared in the films A Low Down Dirty Shame and Ice Cream Man before returning to daytime programming. She played Tawny Moore on The Bold and the Beautiful from 1999-2000 before landing the role of Rebecca Hotchkiss on Passions. As of 2000, she appeared in 627 episodes of the series over a period of eight years.
She returned as Moore on The Bold and the Beautiful in 2010-2011.
Evans received her second Daytime Emmy nomination in 2015 for her portrayal of Vivian Price on the web series DeVanity.
From 2017 to 2020 she starred in the Amazon Prime series The Bay as Patty Walker.
Evans was born on June 18, 1957 in Aurora, Illinois and attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign after graduating early from high school. She got her start in Hollywood in 1978 as an extra in Brian De Palma’s The Fury and had a small role in the miniseries The Awakening Land.
Evans is survived by husband Stephen Rodriguez and daughter Kylie.