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Margot Robbie's Portrayal Of Sharon Tate In 'Once Upon A Time In Hollywood' Made Tate's Sister Burst Into Tears

Date August 2, 2019 18:07

Do you ever wish you can travel back in time and relive the memories you've had with someone special you lost? Well, Debra Tate got the opportunity to have such golden but rare moment.

Margot Robbie's Portrayal Of Sharon Tate In 'Once Upon A Time In Hollywood' Made Tate's Sister Burst Into TearsGetty Images / Ideal Image

Sharon Tate's life

Sharon was an actress in the 1960s, she starred in 6 movies and was also a model who appeared on multiple front covers of magazines.

Dubbed as one of Hollywood's most promising newcomers, Tate made a wave in the industry with her portrayal of Jennifer North in the 1967 film 'Valley of the Dolls.'

Margot Robbie's Portrayal Of Sharon Tate In 'Once Upon A Time In Hollywood' Made Tate's Sister Burst Into TearsGetty Images / Ideal Image

The beauty was married to director Roman Polanski. Sadly, she was murdered by the Mason Family in 1969 in her nine months of pregnancy at the age of 26.

Debra Tate's take on her sister's portrayal by Margot Robbie

To relieve the memories of some of Hollywood Legends, Quentin Tarantino released a film, 'Once Upon A Time In Hollywood' and Sharon Tate's character was one of those portrayed.

Margot Robbie's Portrayal Of Sharon Tate In 'Once Upon A Time In Hollywood' Made Tate's Sister Burst Into TearsGetty Images / Ideal Image

Margot Robbie played the role, and according to Sharon's sister, Debra Tate, the actress did a fantastic job! Margot's portrayal made Debra so emotional.

While shooting for the film, Tarantino had visited Debra Tate and spent three days to discuss Sharon's life and career. He also gave Debra the room to implement some suggestions on the script.

Debra Tate is grateful that the filmmaker honored her sister's memory and also applauded Margot who not only acted as her sister but sounded exactly like her. She said it felt like her sister was right in front of her.

Margot Robbie's Portrayal Of Sharon Tate In 'Once Upon A Time In Hollywood' Made Tate's Sister Burst Into TearsGetty Images / Ideal Image

While speaking to Vanity Fair, Debra said:

"She made me cry because she sounded just like Sharon. The tone in her voice was completely Sharon, and it just touched me so much that big tears started falling. The front of my shirt was wet. I actually got to see my sister again...nearly 50 years later."

Throughout the shooting of the film, Debra supported Margot. She even lent the actress her sister's pieces of jewelry and perfume so she could bring out her sister's character.

Margot Robbie's Portrayal Of Sharon Tate In 'Once Upon A Time In Hollywood' Made Tate's Sister Burst Into TearsGetty Images / Ideal Image

Well, Margot did not disappoint!

Debra's book about Sharon

The film has inspired Debra to take on a full project about her sister she said. She has, however, written a book 'Sharon Tate: Recollection' about her sister.

The book contains her quotes, photos, and memories so people could appreciate Sharon for who she was.

Margot Robbie's Portrayal Of Sharon Tate In 'Once Upon A Time In Hollywood' Made Tate's Sister Burst Into TearsGetty Images / Ideal Image

It's sad that Sharon passed away early, but Debra is happy to share her sister's legacy with the world, especially with the new generation.