Inside the Undying Fascination With Sharon Tate: Destined for Stardom, Doomed to Be a Legend
"I don't like that word starlet at all, because there's no such thing, actually," Sharon Tate said in 1966.
"I feel, at least in my estimation, that every person, if they want to be an actress or they want to stay in the acting world—which is a pretty tough world—before you even make an appearance, it's very necessary to learn your craft first, and take as much time, and do as much as you can." At the time, she was a stunning up-and-comer who moved to Hollywood with big dreams, which she hoped were on the verge of panning out.
Three years later, she became more famous than anyone's wildest ambitions—or worst nightmares—could have imagined.