If we held up that mirror to the 1960s, the who is the fairest of them all mirror from the Snow White fairy tale we would probably see Sharon Tate looking back at us. Her own story like that of the decade began as something of a fairy tale but neither had a happy ending.
Her professional life was on the up and up, in her private life she was married to the French-Polish film director Roman Polanski and at the age of 26 she was about to give birth to her first child and then the unimaginable happened.
On the night of August 9th 1969, Sharon Tate was murdered in her house in Los Angeles in her ninth month of pregnancy, killed by 16 stab wounds. The police found four other victims in the house and grounds in the prestigious Benedict Canyon district.
It wasn’t for a few months until four members of the so-called Manson Family were arrested convicted and sentenced. Driven into a homicidal frenzy by the crude apocalyptic visions of their guru Charles Manson they had committed this appalling crime and others. In Too Young To Die: Sharon Tate we learn how they came to be so corrupted by one man’s warped preachings.