First Look at Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate

Margot Robbie

First Look at Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood takes place in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of hippy Hollywood. The actress stands against a yellow wall as she looks directly to the camera. Earlier, Leonardo DiCaprio shared a photo of himself and Brad Pitt on set in some very era-appropriate threads.

In the photo, Robbie rocks white shin-high boots and a matching skirt, offset with a black turtleneck and blonde hair worn with a loose flip at the ends.

Tate, who was best known professionally for her role as Jennifer North in the film adaptation of Valley of the Dolls, was 26-years-old and eight-and-a-half months pregnant with the couple's son when she was brutally murdered by the Manson cult.

It stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Rick Dalton, the former star of a western TV series, and Brad Pitt as his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth, both trying to carve a successful career in the limelight, before befriending Rick's next door neighbour, Sharon.

Her sister Debra originally accused the film, and another in the works starring Hilary Duff, of being "exploitative", due in part to their release dates being planned to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the murders.

Other stars in Tarantino's film include Al Pacino, Burt Reynolds, Timothy Olyphant, Damian Lewis, Luke Perry, Emile Hirsch, Dakota Fanning, Clifton Collins, Keith Jefferson, and Nicholas Hammond. However, Sharon Tate was famously one of the victims of the murders. "I'm very excited to tell this story of an L.A. and a Hollywood that don't exist anymore".

Sharon Tate (pictured here in 1965) was murdered by the Charles Manson Family in 1969.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is set to hit theaters August 19, 2019.

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