In 1969, Sharon Tate was hitting her prime as an actress, when death came knocking. She was stabbed several times and hanged in her home.
The beautiful actress was young, energetic, and on the path to creating a name for herself in Hollywood. Her most memorable breakthrough moment is her role in “Valley of the Dolls.”
Sharon was a star by her right, but her marriage to Roman Polanski, a renowned director, pivoted her to even greater limelight. Her violent death shock the then hippie-centric America to the core, and brought it all down to shambles.
Sharon’s Early Life And Her Life-Changing Move To California
Sharon Tate was born on 24th January 1943. She was born with a power of stardom. In 1960, Tate and her family moved to Verona, Italy.
Even as a young girl, she enjoyed the attention and would look for any opportunity to get in front of a camera. Immediately after graduating high school, her father, who was a military man, was assigned to California.
The family moved to California, and Sharon’s dream began. Her first gig was a cigarette commercial.
She was unaccustomed to smoking and eventually passed out, ending her career in cigarette commercials. In 1963, Tate got her first real shot at showbiz
She auditioned for the sitcom ‘Petticoat Junction’ and was noticed by a leading producer.
Martin Ransohoff, who headed the Film ways production studio, was stunned by Sharon’s beauty and had her do a film test.
Sharon Tate, with no acting experience, was offered a seven-month contract. Shortly after, Sharon moved to the famous Hollywood Studio Club.
The club was an all-women residence where legendary actresses such as Marilyn Monroe had been hosted before.
There was a phenomenal change in the Hollywood studio system in the 1960s.