Back in August 1969, Sharon Tate, her unborn child and some of her friends were brutally murdered by the Manson family at her home in Los Angeles. Last year, Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was set around the period portraying an alternate version of the events. And now a former James Bond who recently saw the movie has revealed that he was invited to Tate’s house the night of her murder, so could very well have been one of the victims.
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service star George Lazenby posted a snap of himself with Diamonds Are Forever Bond girl Jill St John on his Instagram.
The 80-year-old wrote: “Once upon a time in Hollywood... Jill St. John and I at The Weekend Mail Ball in London 1970.
“The year before we were invited to a house party at our friend Sharon Tate's place in LA.
“Luckily for us, our driver never showed up.”
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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: THIS James Bond invited to Sharon Tate's on night of murder (Image: GETTY/MGM)
Lazenby added: “As it turned out that night, Sharon was tragically taken from us.
“Tarantino's recent film starring Aussie actress Margot Robbie as Sharon brought back bittersweet memories of a nice girl. Love George.”
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood has been a serious contender this awards season, with a string of Oscar nominations.
The film has nods in categories including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Original Screenplay.