Roman Polanski on Sharon Tate: “I shall remain faithful to her till the day I die”

Director Roman Polanski has said that he will never fully move on from his late ex-wife, actress Sharon Tate, who was murdered by the Manson Family in 1968 when she was 8-and-a-half months pregnant (she was just 26 years old).

“Even after so many years, I find myself unable to watch a spectacular sunset or visit a lovely old house or experience visual pleasure of any kind without instinctively telling myself how much she would have loved it all”,

wrote Polanski in the book Sharon Tate Recollection.

“Sharon was more than just stunning to look at. She wasn’t naïve or stupid or a cliché starlet. What had impressed me most about her, quite apart from her exceptional beauty, was the sort of radiance that springs from a kind and gentle nature.”

“To live with me was proof of her patience, because to be near me must be an ordeal,” he continued.

“She never had a bad temper, she was never moody. She enjoyed being a wife. The press and the public knew of her physical beauty, but she also had a beautiful soul, and this is something that only her friends knew about.”

And he added:

“She was also a born housewife. Aside from cooking like a dream, she used to cut my hair, a skill acquired from [ex-boyfriend and hairstylist] Jay Sebring”.

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