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Sharon Tate (I) (1943–1969)


Sharon's early life was one of constant moving as her father served in the military. When she lived in Italy, she was voted "Homecoming Queen" of her high school. After being an extra in a few Italian films, Sharon headed to Hollywood where she would again start as an extra. Her first big break came when she was cast as the shapely bank secretary,... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

The Fearless Vampire Killers
(1967)
Valley of the Dolls
Valley of the Dolls Jennifer North
(1967)
The Wrecking Crew
The Wrecking Crew Freya Carlson
(1968)
Twelve Plus One
(1969)

Filmography

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 1969 Twelve Plus One
Pat
 1967 The Fearless Vampire Killers
Sarah Shagal
 1967 Don't Make Waves
Malibu
 1963-1965 The Beverly Hillbillies (TV Series)
Janet Trego / Young Woman - Party Guest / Mary
- Possum Day (1965) ... Janet Trego
 1965 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Therapist
- The Girls of Nazarone Affair (1965) ... Therapist
 1964 The Americanization of Emily
Beautiful Girl (uncredited)
 1963 Mister Ed (TV Series)
Telephone Operator / Girl
- Love Thy New Neighbor (1963) ... Telephone Operator
- Ed Discovers America (1963) ... Girl
 1962 Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man
Burlesque Queen (uncredited)
 1961 Barabbas
Patrician in Arena (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Print ads for Coppertone Sun Tan Lotion as well as with Variety columnist Army Archerd, a radio ad campaign for Coppertone in conjunction with the release of "Don't Make Waves" (1967) See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 3 Print Biographies | 6 Portrayals | 1 Article | 9 Pictorials | 13 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Sharon

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on her husband, Roman Polanski]: Roman is such a beautiful, mad human being. Sometimes things are difficult, sometimes good. But it makes life twice as interesting. See more »

Trivia:

Was originally cast in the role of Christian Rudd in The Cincinnati Kid (1965) by producer Martin Ransohoff, who had her under contract. She was replaced with Tuesday Weld by the film's director, Norman Jewison, after Sam Peckinpah was fired several days into filming by Ransohoff. Ransohoff was dismayed by Peckinpah's desire to shoot the film in black and white and to feature Tate in a nude scene. See more »

Trademark:

Large, distinctive brown eyes See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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