Sharon Tate

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Full Name Sharon Tate
Age 76 Years Old
Nick Name Sharon
Gender Female
Famous As Actress
Birth Date January 24, 1943
Birth Place Dallas, Texas, U.S
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Sharon Marie Tate Polanski (1943 – 1969) was an American actress known for ethereal beauty and her tragic death, seen as symbolic of the end of the Sixties. A naturally shy person offscreen, Tate's photogenic looks and dedication led to her being considered for a major role in 1964. 

Actress Sharon Tate was young, beautiful and pregnant. Then Charles Manson’s ‘family’ arrived.

On Sharon Tate’s last day alive, the pregnant actress argued with her husband and ate lunch by the pool with her friends. She took a nap and may have gone out to dinner. By all accounts, she was home before 10 p.m.

Then Charles Manson’s followers showed up.

"At that point in her life, she was completely and 100 percent ready to settle down,” said Alisa Statman, the author of “Restless Souls,” a book about the Tate family. “All she wanted was a steady home where she could actually get her mail sent to, and she wanted a family.”

Neither of those wishes materialized for Tate, who was brutally killed on Aug. 9, 1969, by members of the Manson “family” — causing many people in Hollywood to fear for their own lives and casting a shadow over the counterculture that had fueled Manson’s cult.

Famous for

  • American Actress
  • Her Tragic Death

Early life of Sharon Tate

Sharon Tate was born on 24 January 1943 in Dallas, Texas, U.S. She holds American nationality with white ethnicity and she was a Christian. Her birth name is Sharon Marie Tate Polanski with the birth sign of Aquarius and was born to her father Paul James Tate who was a U.S. Army Colonel and mother Doris Gwendolyn. She also had 2 sisters Debra Tate and Patricia Tate. She had moved to several cities along with her family as her father serving the US army got him to transfer frequently. By the age of 16, Tate had lived in six cities and reportedly found it difficult to maintain friendships. Additionally,  At six months of age, Tate won the "Miss Tiny Tot of Dallas Pageant", but her parents had no show business ambitions for their daughter. 

Regarding her education, She attended several schools as she keeps moving to different cities with her family. Tate attended Chief Joseph Junior High School (now Chief Joseph Middle School) from September 1955 to June 1958, and Columbia High School (now Richland High School) in Richland, Washington, from September 1958 to October 1959. She attended Irvin High School in El Paso, Texas, from late fall 1959 to April 1960; and Vicenza American High School in Vicenza, Italy, from April 1960 to June 1961. Tate graduated from Vicenza American High School in 1961.

Body Measurements of Sharon Tate

How tall was Sharon Tate?

Beautiful Actress Sharon Tate had an amazing slim body physique with a height of 5ft 6 in tall and a weight if 50 kg. She used to wear a shoe size of 6(UK) and a bra size of 32B on her body of 32-26-32 inches. Additionally, her amazing personality with hazel brown eyes and light blonde hair attracts lots of public.

Career of Sharon Tate

  • Tate began entering beauty pageants, winning the title of "Miss Richland" in Washington in 1959.
  • In 1960, Tate was employed by the singer Pat Boone and appeared with him in an episode of the television series The Pat Boone Chevy Showroom that was filmed in Venice.
  • Tate was hired as an extra in film Barabbas. Actor Jack Palance was impressed by her appearance and her attitude, although her role was too small to judge her talent.
  • In 1963, Martin Ransohoff, director of Filmways, Inc., signed her to a seven-year contract. 
  • Ransohoff gave Tate small parts in Mister Ed and The Beverly Hillbillies to help her gain experience.
  • In 1964, Tate made a screen test for Sam Peckinpah opposite Steve McQueen for the film The Cincinnati Kid.
  • She continued to gain experience with minor television appearances, Ransohoff gave Tate walk-on roles in two motion pictures in which he was the producer: The Americanization of Emily and The Sandpiper.
  • In late 1965, Ransohoff finally gave Tate her first major role in a motion picture in the film Eye of the Devil.
  • After filming, Tate remained in London, where she immersed herself in the fashion world and nightclubs. Around this time, she met Roman Polanski.(her husband).
  • Tate returned to the United States to film Don't Make Waves with Tony Curtis.
  • She signed to play a major role in the film version of Valley of the Dolls (1967).
  • In the summer of 1968, Tate began The Wrecking Crew (1969), a comedy in which she played Freya Carlson.
  • She was nominated for a Golden Globe Award as "New Star of the Year – Actress" for her performance in the Valley of the Dolls.
Personal life of Sharon Tate

Who was Sharon Tate married?

Actress Sharon was married to her husband Roman Polanski who was a French-Polish Film-director on January 20, 1968. They first met in London. They did not have any children but she was pregnant before she was murdered. 

Previously, She dated Richard Beymer who encouraged her to pursue a film career and also dated French actor Philippe Forquet and began a relationship with him in 1963. They became engaged, but their relationship was volatile and they broke up the next year in 1964.

Death of Sharon Tate

Tate was murdered by members of the Manson Family in the home she shared with Polanski on August 9, 1969, along with 4 others murdered by Manson family. Manson, who had aspirations of becoming a musician. At the time of her death, she was eight-and-a-half months pregnant. Their bodies were discovered the following morning by Tate's housekeeper, Winifred Chapman. Sharon's mother Doris Tate organized a public campaign that resulted in amendments to the California criminal law on parole, although in practice the change only affected Leslie Van Houten who had not been involved in the Tate murders.

In September 1969, members of the Manson "Family" were arrested on unrelated charges, eventually leading authorities to a breakthrough on the Tate case as well. They explained that the motive for the murders was not the identity of the victims, but rather the house at that address, which had previously been rented to record producer Terry Melcher, an acquaintance of Manson.

Net worth of Sharon Tate

Sharon Tate earned a good amount of money from her career as well as gained lots of fame and fortune. According to various online sources, her net worth is estimated to be around $1million.

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