First look at Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate in Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon A Time in Hollywood

Hanna Flint
Contributor
Margot Robbie seen in full Sharon Tate costume

Margot Robbie has shared the first image of herself as Sharon Tate in Once Upon A Time in Hollywood.

The Australian actress will play the murdered wife of Roman Polanski in the Quentin Tarantino film set against the backdrop of the Charles Manson murders.

Tate was killed on 9 August, 1969, along with four others, by members of the Manson Family while she was eight-and-a-half months pregnant with hers and Polanski’s son.


Sharon’s sister, Debra Tate, was initially against the film believing it to be exploitative but has since met with Tarantino who reassured her of the film’s content and how the late actress would be depicted.

“This movie is not what people would expect it to be when you combine the Tarantino and Manson names,” Tate told TMZ.

The picture of Robbie as Tate comes after the first official image released of Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, who play TV actor Rick Dalton and stuntman Cliff Booth, respectively, best friends who were also Sharon’s neighbour before her murder.

Sharon Tate was murdered by the Charles Manson Family in 1969

The film, set in 1969, revolves around Dalton and Booth as their plans to break Hollywood get mixed up in the Manson murders.

The production is currently underway in Los Angeles with many parts of the town being transformed to reflect the style and culture of the late Sixties.

Al Pacino, Dakota Fanning, Kurt Russell, James Marsden, Damien Lewis, Burt Reynolds, Luke Perry and Tim Roth appear in the supporting cast as well as Emile Hirsch whose involvement has been criticised because of his history of physical abuse against a movie executive.

The actor was fined and jailed for 15 days for the assault of Daniele Bernfeld but her friend, The Good Place star Jameela Jamil, thinks it is despicable that he is still working.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is expected to be released on 26 July, 2019

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