R.I.P, Sharon Marie Tate | January 24th 1943 - August 9th 1969.
“She’s a star in the eyes of my heart and not only because of her physical and internal beauty, but also for her earthy courage and daring spontaneity.”
- David Draper
“Sharon was such an amazing person, worldly but not in any negative way, she was so grounded, still seemed to show such a delight in the little things. A good waiter or waitress, a terrific sunset, ANY animal, little things never lost their magic for her. She had the world at her feet, but never lost touch with who she was, or became blase about how fortunate she had become. The superficiality of the movie world didn’t fool her one bit, she often said, ‘If I start to believe I’m as good as they keep telling me I am, I’ll get out, there’s still so much to learn.”
- Claudia Cardinale.
“I felt that way about Sharon Tate when I first me her on ‘The Valley of the Dolls’ set. She too, had amazing beauty - a more classical beauty than Marilyn’s - perfect beauty, a faultless, exciting figure, sex appeal, and with it the same defenceless childlike quality that Marilyn had. A gentleness that made you want to protect and take care of her. And she could act, too. Both Mark Robson, the director and I had tears in our eyes, as we watched the rushes of one of her scenes. She was a hard worker. Yes — Sharon could have been a big star.”
- William Travilla.
“Ah, Sharon, it’s very hard to talk about her without getting a bit weepy. The word exquisite perfectly sums up this lady. Almost other-worldly, so beautiful and sensitive. But in no way wishy washy, she was smart and not taken in by the shallowness of the industry. Well grounded and natural, very much in tune with her life and very happy when I last saw her in London in 1969 […] She was such an innocent and unspoilt by her success. I couldn’t recognize any of the Sharon I knew in the newspaper reports. An enormous loss. Too, too sad.”
- George Harrison.
“…She was kindness itself to everybody and everything around her — people, animals, everything. She just didn’t have a bad bone in her body. She was a unique person. It’s difficult to describe her character. She was just utterly good, the kindest human being I’ve ever met, with an extreme patience. To live with me was proof of her patience, because to be near me must be an ordeal. She never had a bad temper, she was never moody. She enjoyed being a wife. The press and the public knew of her physical beauty, but she also had a beautiful soul, and this is something that only her friends knew about.”
- Roman Polanski