|Born||in Dallas, Texas, USA|
|Died||in Benedict Canyon, Beverly Crest, Los Angeles, California, USA (murdered by stabbing)|
|Birth Name||Sharon Marie Tate|
|Height||5' 6" (1.68 m)|
Mini Bio (2)
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, "Janet Trego", in the television series The Beverly Hillbillies (1962) (1963-1965). In 1967, she would meet her future husband, director Roman Polanski, on the set of the English film The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967). Sharon's big role would be that same year when she was the starlet in Valley of the Dolls (1967). With her marriage to Roman, her life became one of parties, travel and meeting influential movie people. She would appear as a red-haired beauty in the spy spoof The Wrecking Crew (1968) working with Dean Martin and the equally beautiful Elke Sommer. Sharon was 2 months pregnant of her first child while filming in Italy and France a funny Italian comedy movie "Una su Tredici" (Twelve Plus One (1969)) in February 1969. On August 9, 1969 Sharon Tate, Abigail Folger, Jay Sebring, Steve Parent and Voytek Frykowski were murdered by 3 of Charles Manson's followers: Charles Watson, Susan Atkins and Patricia Krenwinkel. Today all of her killers remain in prison.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Tony Fontana < firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sharon Tate won the first of many beauty contests before her first birthday. Her looks, charm, and grace would be her passport into the acting world, initially as an extra in movie shot on location in Italy, where her army officer father was posted in the early 1960s. Commercials and modeling assignments followed, although it was unclear whether she had any acting talent. Even so, Filmways thought she had potential and signed her to a seven-year deal. As part of the grooming process, Tate appeared in the popular TV comedy show The Beverly Hillbillies (1962), sporting a dark wig too avoid too much attention. By 1966 Filmways decided it was time to launch her movie career, and she traveled to Europe to play, fittingly, a bewitching young girl in the occult thriller Eye of the Devil (1967). Director J. Lee Thompson said she had "star projection." More horror followed in the shape of The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967), this time with tongue firmly in cheek. Romance blossomed between Sharon and the movie's writer-director Roman Polanski, with the actress cutting her ties with former love, celebrity hair stylist Jay Sebring. It was amicable parting, and Sebring remained a close friend. Tate and Polanski married in England in January 1968. By then she had added the comedy beach farce Don't Make Waves (1967) and an adaptation of Jacqueline Susann's Valley of the Dolls (1967). Shortly after in 1969 she discovered that she was pregnant with a baby boy. She went to Italy and France to make a funny Italian comedy movie "Una su Tredici" (Twelve Plus One (1969)) and returned in July; Polanski had business in London. On August 9, 1969 Sharon, Jay Sebring, and 2 other house guests dined together at El Coyote. Later that evening a pregnant Sharon Tate, her three guests and another person were murdered by Charles Mansons followers Charles Watson, Susan Atkins and Patricia Krenwinkel. Today Manson and his remaining followers remain behind bars.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Cameron Nickerson
|Roman Polanski||(20 January 1968 - 9 August 1969) ( her death)|
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|Don't Make Waves (1967)||$750 per week|
|The Wrecking Crew (1968)||$125,000|
|12 + 1 (1969)||150,000 USD|