Aussie actress Margot Robbie has transformed into murdered Hollywood star Sharon Tate for a lead role in a new Tarantino movie – and she’s the spitting image of the 1960s star.
The actress, 28, plays tragic Sharon in Once Upon A Time In Hollywood and shared a first photo from the set, looking the part in a white miniskirt and matching boots – a style popular in the ’60s, at the height of Sharon’s fame.
Showing off her slim figure, Margot wore her blonde hair in loose curls over her shoulder – in a style reminiscent of Sharon’s signature looks – and coupled the tiny skirt with a black turtleneck.
“First look. #OnceUponATimeInHollywood @onceinhollywood,” she wrote.
Sharon was brutally murdered in the home she shared with Roman Polanski in August 1969 by Manson family members Charles ‘Tex’ Watson, Susan Atkins and Patricia Krenwinkel. She was heavily pregnant with a son at the time.
The family members also killed coffee heiress Abigail Folger, her beau Wojciech Frykowski, and Sharon’s hairstylist friend and ex Jay Sebring. Steven Parent, 18, who had stopped by the premises at the time, was also murdered.
The movie, set in 1969 Los Angeles, focuses on Hollywood during the time of the murders.
It stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Rick Dalton, the former star of a western TV series, and Brad Pitt as his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth, both trying to carve a successful career in the limelight, before befriending Rick’s next door neighbour, Sharon.
Burt Reynolds, Timothy Olyphant, Damian Lewis, Dakota Fanning, Al Pacino, Emile Hirsch and Tim Roth are also among the cast too. The movie is set to be released in July 2019, to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the murders.
According to People magazine, Sharon’s sister Debra was initially angry at not being consulted about the movie, but has since come around after being contacted by director Tarantino himself.
“I’m pleased he reached out,” Debra the mag. “He has done nothing but respect me and be very forthcoming. I have very high hopes for this project.”
Charles Manson served life in prison and only died last November, exactly a week after his 83rd birthday.