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Sharon Tate

tateSharon Tate was killed by members of Charles Manson’s cult in August 1969 in a particularly shocking manner while her husband Roman Polanski was in England preparing a film.

The then-26-year-old actress (who was eight and a half months pregnant at the time) was in her villa in the Hollywood Hills entertaining three guests: the producer Voytek Freykowsky, his girlfriend Abigail Folger and Jay Sebring, the hairstylist.

When police arrived at the house on the morning of 9 August they found four mutilated bodies, one of them Sharon Tate, who had been stabbed 15 times and whose breasts had been severed.

On the front door, the word “PIGS” had been scrawled in blood.