Sharon Marie Tate (January 24, 1943 – August 9, 1969) Dallas, TX American actress, model, and cover girl. During the 1960s she played small television roles before appearing in several motion pictures. Tate was hailed as one of Hollywood's most promising newcomers. She made her film debut in the occult-themed Eye of the Devil (1966). Tate also starred as Jennifer North in the cult classic, Valley of the Dolls (1967), which earned her a Golden Globe Award nomination.