Star of ‘One Life to Live’ and ‘Passions’ passes away at age 66

Famed actress Andrea Evans, renowned for her memorable roles on popular soap operas such as “One Life to Live,” “The Bold and The Beautiful,” and “Passions,” has sadly passed away at the age of 66 due to her battle with breast cancer. Evans’ representative, Nick Leicht, confirmed her passing at her residence in Pasadena, California. Leicht expressed his admiration for Evans, describing her as a tremendous talent and a delight to work with.

Evans began her television career in 1978 with her portrayal of Fay Morrison Wheeler in the NBC miniseries “The Awakening Land.” She later achieved significant recognition for her portrayal of Tina Clayton, later known as Tina Lord, on the beloved ABC drama “One Life to Live.” Evans reprised this role multiple times over the years, making her last appearance on the series in 2011 as stated on her IMDb page.

In addition to her iconic performance on “One Life to Live,” Evans solidified her status as a soap opera legend with notable roles on “The Young and the Restless,” “The Bold and the Beautiful,” and “Passions.” Notably, she played Patty Williams Abbott on “The Young and the Restless” from 1983-1984 and Tawny Moore on “The Bold and The Beautiful” from 1999-2000 and later from 2010-2011.

On “Passions,” Evans portrayed the beloved character Rebecca Hotchkiss from 2000-2008, appearing in over 600 episodes of the NBC drama, according to her IMDb page.

In recognition of her outstanding performances, Evans received nominations for two Daytime Emmys throughout her career. She was nominated for Outstanding Ingenue in a Drama Series for “One Life to Live” in 1988 and Outstanding Performer in a New Approaches Drama Series for “DeVanity” in 2015.

Evans leaves behind her husband Steve and daughter Kylie.

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