Margot Robbie & Hilary Duff Are Playing the Same Real-Life Murder Victim, Sharon Tate—and They Aren’t the First Ones

Nearly 50 years ago, the Manson Family captured the attention of the zeitgeist with the shocking murders of actress Sharon Tate and six others. Now, as the anniversary of Tate’s brutal death draws near, fans of the late model/actress are gearing up to watch the upcoming Quentin Tarantino film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

The film centers around Sharon Tate, her down on their luck neighbors and Hollywood in the ’60s. But Robbie isn’t the first starlet to portray Tate. In fact, Hilary Duff and three others played (or are about to play) Tate as well.

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Margot Robbie In ‘once Upon A Time In Hollywood’

The 28-year-old Oscar winner made a few adjustments (peep those brows) to make herself look even more like Tate. She also read the autobiography written by Tate’s former husband, Roman Polanski, in order to prepare for the role.

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Hilary Duff In ‘the Haunting Of Sharon Tate’

The 31-year-old starred as titular character in the April 2019 horror film The Haunting of Sharon Tate. Based on the real-life gruesome 1969 murders of Tate, her unborn baby, her ex-boyfriend-turned-friend Jay Sebring, coffee heiress Abigail Folger, Wojciech Frykowski and Steven Parent, the film reimagines the well-known story with a premonition component.

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Rachel Roberts In ‘american Horror Story: Cult’

Typically, the American Horror Story anthology hinges on the imagined rather than the real. But in 2017, the 41-year-old played Tate in season seven of American Horror Story: Cult.

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Grace Van Dien In ‘charlie Says’

Prior to landing her breakout role as Katie Campbell in NBC’s The Village, the 22-year-old played Tate in the 2018 film Charlie Says (ya know, like Charles Manson). We can totally see the resemblance in the eyes.

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Kate Bosworth In ‘tate’

In addition to Robbie and Duff, the 36-year-old Blue Crush star is slated to star as the late actress in the upcoming biopic, Tate, which is being directed by her husband Michael Polish.

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