Despite her minimal acting resume, which included minor appearances on television classics like The Beverly Hillbillies and an all-too brief run of big screen cult favorites like Valley of the Dolls, The Fearless Vampire Killers, Eye of the Devil & The Wrecking Crew, Sharon Tate is primarily remembered for her infamous murder by members of the Manson Family in 1969.
Prior to her death, Tate had been a Golden Globe nominee [ for Valley of the Dolls] and her career, in hindsight, suggests that she may have emerged as a fine comedic actress on film. Married to director Roman Polanski at the time of her death, Sharon Tate was also eight months pregnant. Her horrific murder sent shockwaves throughout the entertainment community and in the media, and subsequently her mother refused to allow her daughter to remain the face of unfortunate victimhood by advocating for strong victim rights and endlessly lobbying to keep the Manson Family members who were convicted of the crimes behind bars.
Sharon Tate was also a noted model and cover girl and her incredible beauty remains timeless.