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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 (1963-1965). In 1967, she would meet her future husband, director Roman Polanski, on the set of the English film The Fearless Vampire Killers . Sharon's big role would be that same year when she was the starlet in Valley of the Dolls. 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 working with Dean Martin and the equally beautiful Elke Sommer. Sharon then took time off from films as she awaited the birth of her first child. On August 9, 1969 a pregnant Sharon Tate, Abigail Folger, Jay Sebring, Steven Parent, and Wojciech Frykowski were murdered by 3 of Charles Manson's followers. Today all the suspects remain in prison.  See full bio on IMDb »

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