Sharon Tate, 80
Actress and Model
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  • Birthday
    January 24, 1943
  • Birthplace
    Dallas, Texas, American
  • Age
    80 Years

Sharon Tate was an American actress and model, during her time was considered one of Hollywood’s most promising actresses. Sharon Tate was appreciated for her beauty from an early age. She started to emerge in television and magazine advertisements.

Early Life

Sharon Tate was born on January 24, 1943, in Dallas, Texas, America.  In early 1960, she appeared in a recurring role on the television show. Her father’s name is Colonel Paul James Tate and her mother’s name is Doris Gwendolyn. Her father was an officer in the United States Army. She has got 2 younger sisters named Patricia Tate and Debra Tate. Their family had to move to different cities because of the nature of her father’s job which affect her personality and she found it difficult to maintain friendships with people.

Sharon Tate childhood picture (Source: 24celebs)Sharon Tate childhood picture (Source: 24celebs)

At just sixteen years, she had to move to six different cities. She also have to attend several schools including Chief Joseph Junior High School, Irvin High School, and Vicenza American School from which she graduated in the year 1961.

Professional Life and Achievement

Sharon Tate’s career start while she was too young. She has started taking part in different beauty pageants as a teenager, and after in 1959. She has a strong wish to complete the ‘Miss Washington’ pageant as well. After that, her family had to move to Italy shortly, as her father received orders to be stationed there. After operating, she become quite popular locally after a photograph of her dressed in a bathing suit was published in ‘Stars and Stripes’ a military newspaper. Sharon Tate attended an American school where she made new friends with whom she got along well.

Similarly, she emerges as an extra in the films Adventures of a Young Man’ and ‘Barabbas’. She moved to Los Angeles in 1962, when their family move to the United States. She also works in many magazine and television advertisements. Likewise, she also found a role in the American TV series, ‘The Beverley Hillbillies’ and ‘Mister Ed’. Her first major role was in the 1966 crime/horror movie ‘Eye of the Devil’, which was directed by J Lee Thompson. She also emerge in ‘Valley of the Dolls’ in 1967 where she played a significant role which was directed by Mark Robson, the film was based on a 1996 novel of the same name.

Sharon Tate clicking pictures (Source: sentieriselvaggi)Sharon Tate clicking pictures (Source: sentieriselvaggi)


Likewise, she also emerges in ‘The Wrecking Crew’ which is an American comedy directed by Phil Carlson. This film includes many famous actors Dean Martin, Eike Sommer, Nancy Kwan, Nigel Green as also a martial artist and actor Chuck Norris in his film. This film doesn’t do well commercially and received mostly negative reviews. After that, flop movie she emerged in the 1969 comedy film ‘The Thirteen Chairs’, in which she played a lead role. This is her last movie in her short life after that she murdered before its release.

Additionally, she won the title of ‘Miss Richland’ in Washington in 1959 at the early age of sixteen. The 1967 film ‘Valley of the Dolls’ earned her a nomination for the ‘Golden Globe Awards for the “New Star of the Year – Actress.”

Personal Life and Net Worth

Sharon Tate firstly met the French actor Philippe Forquet and they start dating. Behind that, they got engaged but because of frequent quarrels, they broke up. Later, she got married to Roman Polanski on 20 January 1968. She want to do a traditional marriage, Roman Polanski expected her not to question his promiscuous behavior. But due to their differing views, the couple argued regularly. She becomes pregnant by the end of 1968.  Before she give birth she was murdered. A book on she was released by Debra Tate in the year 2014.

Sharon Tate with her husband Source: People.comSharon Tate with her husband Source:

Moreover, her net worth at the time of her death is around $300,000 US dollars.

Sharon Tate Murder

After completing the film her last movie in 1969 she and her husband were returning a house on Cielo Drive in Benedict Canyon. In 1969 9th August, the 26 years old Sharon Tate was brutally murdered in her home along with their three houseguests by a group of people who were later revealed to be part of the ‘Manson family’ a murderous cult driven by the apocalyptic fantasies of its deranged leader, Charles Manson.

Body Measurement

She was stunningly beautiful and endowed with a charming personality. She is 5 feet and 4 inches and she has a 60-kilogram weight. Her eye color is black and her hair was blonde.

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