Margot Robbie's no stranger to playing historical figures in films, adapting to her roles not just via characterization but through living in their clothes as well. She's transformed from the lavish royal garb of Queen Elizabeth I in Mary Queen of Scots, to the frothy bedazzled figure skating costumes of Tonya Harding in I Tonya. Once again stepping into the shoes of yet another famous name, the actress now finds herself a walking style icon in the form of Sharon Tate, for her new movie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
While most known for her murder by the infamous Manson "Family " cult at just 26 years old, Sharon Tate was a promising actress with impeccable fashion sense for her time in the '60s. It's a fact often glossed over in place of horrendous stories over her untimely death, while eight months pregnant with her first child. Always a head-turner, the Valley of the Dolls actress played up her effortless beauty with a laid-back, mod fashion sense, all simple, sharp looks, both timeless and elegant.
Official stills from the Quentin Tarantino movie shows Margot donning one of Sharon's signature looks: her black turtleneck coupled with a white mini skirt and go-go boots, exuding prime rising starlet power.
Of course, portraying a well-loved Hollywood icon requires utmost care and respect, a homage the crew of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood sought to do, especially when it came to her keen fashion. "The script is such a love letter to Sharon, and I really felt that responsibility. Quentin, Margot, and I wanted to be respectful and honor Sharon. She was known for her style and for how she dressed," Arianne Philipps, the movie's costume designer says in a press release.
In fact, they even got Sharon's sister to oversee their portrayal of the late actress. "Lucky for us, Sharon Tate’s sister, Debra Tate, was a consultant on the film; as coincidence would have it, while we were making the movie, Debra Tate was preparing an auction of some of Sharon’s clothes and jewelry. Debra was kind enough to loan us a couple of pieces of jewelry that belonged to Sharon: a ring and some earrings," Arianne reveals."Margot actually wore them in the film, which I know was special for her, as it was for me. It was very important to Quentin, and very important to Margot, and to me to be authentic to who Sharon was."
Below, a few more stills of Margot as the '60s style icon:
Check out the trailer for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood below, starring Margot Robbie alongside Leonardo Di Caprio and Brad Pitt.