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Sharon Tate – photos and quotes

Sharon Tate

“My whole life has been decided by fate. I’ve never planned anything that’s happened to me.”Sharon Tate

 

Early Sharon Tate (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“You see, I always wanted to be an actress. But my parents disapproved. Several people told me I should be in the movies. I really wanted to, but then so do thousands of other girls, and I never thought it would happen to me.”Sharon Tate

Source: Norma L. Browning (1967)

 

Sharon Tate exercising

“Before I knew it I’d signed a seven-year contract [with Marty Ransohoff]. But then – well, it wasn’t at all what I expected. He didn’t put me in any movies. He made me start going to school; classes constantly, body building, speech, voice, singing, dancing, makeup, coiffure, dress, dramatics. You name it, I took it. All I did was study and take classes. I couldn’t go out. I was like Miss Anonymous.”Sharon Tate

Source: 1967

 

"You see, I always wanted to be an actress. But my parents disapproved. Several people told me I should be in the movies. I really wanted to, but then so do thousands of other girls, and I never thought it would happen to me." -- Sharon Tate (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“She was incredibly beautiful – I’d never seen anyone like her, before or since. She just took your breath away.” — Hal Gefsky

Source: Fallen Angels: The Lives and Untimely Deaths of 14 Hollywood Beauties by Kirk Crivello (1988)

Photo: 1967

 

Sharon Tate in 1967. (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“When I was put under contract, I thought, ‘Oh, how nice, but’ – I was just a piece of merchandise. No one cared about me, Sharon.”Sharon Tate

Source: Fallen Angels: The Lives and Untimely Deaths of 14 Hollywood Beauties by Kirk Crivello (1988)

Photo: 1967

 

1968 wedding of Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate. (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“At the beginning of our relationship, I was afraid of getting too deeply involved and losing my freedom. But she was extremely understanding, tactful and clever. Being around me, she still made me feel absolutely free. She did not make demands, and made it clear that she was not going to engulf me. I remember once her words, ‘I am not one of those ladies who swallow a man.’ …After awhile, I realized that she would like to get married. She never asked me, never said a word about it. So finally I said, ‘I’m sure you would like to get married,’ and she said she would. So I said, ‘We’ll get married then,’ and we did. By that time, I wasn’t nervous about it at all.”Roman Polanski

Source: Playboy (1971)

Photo: January 20, 1968

 

Tate's former residence at 1038 Pacific Palisades Beach Rd. She lived there briefly with husband Roman Polanski. (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Tate’s former residence at 1038 Pacific Palisades Beach Rd. She lived there briefly with husband Roman Polanski.

 

Sharon told me about Roman – about imposed sexual scenes on her. He was bringing other girls to have threesomes with Sharon, and Sharon didn’t like it that he was picking up girls on the Sunset and bringing them home to have sex with them.” — Photographer Shahrokh Hatami

 

“In just the last few months Sharon was beginning to come into her own. She never cared about being beautiful. She never even really cared about acting. She just wanted to love and be loved. And have her baby. I know that if she’d lived and had the baby everything would have been different for her. Because that is what Sharon really wanted." -- Sheliah Wells, Sharon Tate's friend. (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“In just the last few months Sharon was beginning to come into her own. She never cared about being beautiful. She never even really cared about acting. She just wanted to love and be loved. And have her baby. I know that if she’d lived and had the baby everything would have been different for her. Because that is what Sharon really wanted.” — Sheliah Wells, Sharon Tate‘s friend.

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