Andrea Evans, the soap opera star who rose to fame as bad girl Tina Lord on the ABC series One Life To Live in the 1970s, has died. She was 66.
Evans died of breast cancer Sunday at her home in Pasadena, California, her representatives confirmed to The Post on Monday.
“I have been working with Andrea for seven years. She was such a tremendous talent and was an absolute pleasure to work with,” her manager, Nick Leicht, told The Post.
The two-time Daytime Emmy-nominated actress went on to play Patti Weaver on CBS’ The Young and the Restless, Tawny Moore on The Bold and the Beautiful, and Rebecca Hotchkiss on NBC’s Passions.
Most recently, Evans played Patty Walker in 12 episodes of the Amazon Prime drama series The Bay from 2017 to 2020.
Evans abruptly left One Life To Live in 1990 after a stalker threatened her life.
“Suddenly I went from a carefree life to regular talks with the police,” she says said the Associated Press, per ABC. “That was before people were aware of it. There was great incredulity that this man wanted to harm me and the police couldn’t do anything about it.”
The stalker, a Russian who cut his wrists on the steps of the “OLTL” studio and wrote death threats Evans was charged in blood, but was not arrested because stalking laws did not exist at the time and Evans was not physically harmed.
However, she later claimed that “something good” came out of the experience.
“I could help by spreading the word to help better enforce stalking laws. I think that’s another reason I was thrilled to be on One Life To Live, to kind of come full circle with the whole situation,” she explained
In 2008, Evans wowed fans with his return to OLTL.
“No matter what show I’ve been on, no matter what other work I’ve done, or even in my personal life, people want me to come back to ‘One Life To Live,'” Evans told ABC News Radio. “And at some point I had to comply with her wishes.”
In April, Evans celebrated the 50th anniversary of The Young and the Restless. on Instagram.
“It took me a week to find this!” She captioned a photo of herself as her character. “Happy 50th anniversary to Y&R. I’m so proud to have been a part of this show.”
She also has numerous primetime credits, including Circus of the Stars and Hollywood Squares.
Her reps told the Post that Evans recently wrapped up work on her upcoming memoir, My One Life To Live.
Evans is survived by her husband Steve, their daughter Kylie and their dog Mila.