introductory letter from
Sharon's sister, Debra Tate.
Welcome to the official website for my sister, Sharon Tate Polanski. You
may know Sharon from such films as Valley of the Dolls, Wrecking Crew, and
Don't Make Waves.
Sadly, you may also know her as a victim of the infamous "Manson Family".
In August of 1969, my sister, Sharon, at age 26, was married to prominent
movie director, Roman Polanski, and expecting their first child. Sharon was
eight and a half months pregnant. My younger sister, Patti, and I were ecstatic
at the thought of becoming aunts for the first time. My Mother and Father
were anxiously awaiting this child as well. It would have been their first
grandchild. It was not to be.
The Manson "family" murderers entered the grounds of my sister's home and
murdered five people that fateful night; Steven Parent, Jay Sebring, Abigail
Folger, Voyteck Frykowski and my sister, Sharon Tate. Since then, my family
and I have seen my sister's name linked to that of madness and evil.
This purpose of this site is to celebrate Sharon's life.
I know that Sharon has many well meaning and respectful fans that are interested
in her life. I hope that this site can answer some of the questions that
you have about her.
I hope you will take time to learn about her by reading her
biography and viewing her
photographs. I hope you will
also take a moment to consider signing a
petition stating you are in favor
of Sharon Tate being honored with a posthumous
Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Lastly, you can see what Sharon's friends have to say about her,
here. Thank you for visiting
Sharon's site, and thank you for being respectful to her memory while here.
The Tate Foundation