Sharon Tate. She was killed by the Manson gang. She was almost 9 months pregnant at the time and she kept begging them to please save her baby. They cut the baby out. Needless to say both died. How horrific. I was about 9 years old when that happened and it's alway stuck with me. She was beautiful.

Sharon Tate. She was killed by the Manson gang. She was almost 9 months pregnant at the time and she kept begging them to please save her baby. They cut the baby out. Needless to say both died. How horrific. I was about 9 years old when that happened and it's alway stuck with me. She was beautiful.

Happy birthday to Sharon Tate, who was born on this day in 1943 and whose life was cut tragically short at the age of 26. Reflecting on photographing her and husband Roman Polanski in 1968, Bill Ray said, "Sharon was always beautiful, and she was never fussy. She didn’t care what angle I was shooting from, never demanded that I get this side or that side of her." See more: http://ti.me/1EsBsCQ  (Bill Ray—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

Happy birthday to Sharon Tate, who was born on this day in 1943 and whose life was cut tragically short at the age of 26. Reflecting on photographing her and husband Roman Polanski in 1968, Bill Ray said, "Sharon was always beautiful, and she was never fussy. She didn’t care what angle I was shooting from, never demanded that I get this side or that side of her." See more: http://ti.me/1EsBsCQ (Bill Ray—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate, 1960s. (whilst she was pregnant she was murdered by the Manson family at their home with a knife)

Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate, 1960s. (whilst she was pregnant she was murdered by the Manson family at their home with a knife)

Sharon Tate playing ping-pong on the beach at the Cannes Film Festival in May, 1968.

Sharon Tate playing ping-pong on the beach at the Cannes Film Festival in May, 1968.

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"My definition of love is being full. Complete. It makes everything lighter. Beauty is something you see. Love is something you feel."-Sharon Tate

"My definition of love is being full. Complete. It makes everything lighter. Beauty is something you see. Love is something you feel."-Sharon Tate

A Look Back at Sharon Tate’s Carefree Glory Days: At the premiere of Rosemary's Baby, Cannes Film Festival, May 1968

At the premiere of Rosemary's Baby, Cannes Film Festival, May 1968

A Look Back at Sharon Tate’s Carefree Glory Days: At the premiere of Rosemary's Baby, Cannes Film Festival, May 1968

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