Friday, August 14, 2009

Sharon Tate and Farrah Fawcett

I just got the new Vanity Fair for this month and it has a great article on Farrah Fawcett. Some of the things said in the article remind me so much of Sharon that I thought I would put them here:

"She was beautiful and likable, which is a hard combination to find," says Leonard Goldberg, co-producer of Charlies Angels. I've often heard celebrities and friends say the same about Sharon.

Goldberg continues: "I had never seen anyone have an impact like Farrah did." This reminded me of Hal Gefsky when he said he had never seen anything before or since Sharon. They would go to a restaurant and the manager would offer to pay for it. She would have "come home with a stack of cards from all the guys in town."

Goldberg goes on to say: "Cameron Diaz once said to me, 'There are two kinds of beautiful girls--the ones you can be friends with and the ones you think will try to steal your boyfriend. Farrah was the first kind." The first kind is like Sharon as well.

Fawcett's former agent Sue Mengers recalls: "When she walked into the room, she was breathtaking. She was the most beautiful woman even in a room full of other beautiful women." I bet that could have been said of Sharon.

Cheryl Ladd, who replaced Fawcett on Charlies Angels says: "There was a vulnerability about her that Marilyn Monroe had. She was sexy, but she was giggly and kind of child-like, and, I believe, unthreatening." Ransohoff compared her to Marilyn almost right away. And Mia Farrow said Sharon was childlike. Two more things she has in common with Farrah.

Ryan O'Neal says: "She was provincial in many ways, and I think she would love to have had a picket-fence kind of life, cooking and doing her art." Sharon was often said to just want a nice family life, to be a good wife, cook and mother.

Tatum O'Neal says of Fawcett: "I truly thought Farrah was inspirational and beautiful and kind." I think it goes without saying that Sharon was like that to.

Patrick O'Neal said something that can be said of both women although, he only meant it for Farrah, of course: "I have never met anybody more sweet or kind than Farrah," and, he adds, "I loved her."

More similarities between Fawcett and Tate:

Both Farrah and Sharon were born in the 1940s.

Both were born in Texas and came from families with 3 girls in them; Sharon was the first born, while Farrah was the youngest.

Both have Native American ancestory and were Roman Catholic.

Both modeled when they were young.

While both were young girls, they decided to "try their luck" in Hollywood.

Both appeared in TV shows and Motions Pictures and even in early tv commercials.

Both appeared on countless magazines around the world.

Both posed nude for Playboy.

Both were nominated for Golden Globe Awards.

Fawcett was jealous of O'Neal's skirt chasing ways as was Sharon of Romans'.

Fawcett's hairstyle was copied by millions. Sharon's hairstyle has been copied and has continued to be with shows like Gossip Girl.

Both were known as sex symbols and "the most beautiful girl in the world."

They both had sons; Farrah was able to give birth to hers but, unfortunately, not Sharon.

Both had cancer in the immediate family: Farrah had anal and her sister had lung cancer while, Sharon's sister and mother had cancer, Patti had breast cancer and Mother Doris had brain.

Both died from different but tragic deaths.

Ryan O'Neal has had a very difficult time dealing with Farrah's death as did Roman with Sharon's murder.

Ryan O'Neal and Polanski share the idea that their is no heaven but I know Farrah thought there was one and I think Sharon did to.

Both have been described by many as "Angels."

Two more quotes that speak volumes about both women are from Hugh Hefner and from Kate Jackson.

Hefner said of her: "Farrah was one of the iconic beauties of our time. Her girl-next-door charm combined with stunning looks made her a star on film, TV and the printed page."

Jackson said: "She was a selfless person who loved her family and friends with all her heart, and what a big heart it was. I will remember her kindness, her cutting dry wit and, of course, her beautiful smile...when you think of Farrah, remember her smiling because that is exactly how she wanted to be remembered: smiling."

So I'll end this with a photo of both great women wearing red bathing suits and smiling...


  1. Wow, I noticed the exact same things as you! The similarities between them were very striking, weren't they? Also, both Roman and Ryan have been slandered in the press after the deaths of Farrah and Sharon, and both were accused of making advances toward other women at their funerals. Both women also symbolise their respective eras (Farrah: the 70's, Sharon: the 60's). Both have had rather short film careers and displayed their underrated talents briefly, though were never widely given credit for them.

  2. Both were aquarius.