Cannes 2019: Margot Robbie Channels Sharon Tate

Margot Robbie, the 28-year-old actress, is playing Tate in Quentin Tarantino's upcoming film based on the Charles Manson murders
Cannes 2019: Margot Robbie Channels Sharon Tate
Margot Robbie

For the screening of her upcoming film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood at the Cannes Film Festival, actress Margot Robbie wore a hairstyle very similar to that of a very famous 60s star. And if you're trying to figure out where she got that inspiration from, it's none other than Sharon Tate. Looking classically glamorous, straight out of a 1960s film, Robbie decided to channel the superstar in whatever way she could, reported E! News.

The 28-year-old actress wore her hair in braids, more specifically two on each side of her face with a centre part. Recreating Tate's look, Robbie looked like a mirror reflection of the Valley of the Dolls star's Cannes look from 1968. Her hairstyle similarity was first noticed by Evan Ross Katz, who shared a side-by-side image of the two actresses on Twitter.

And it only makes sense for Robbie to pay a tribute to the late 60s star. Why you ask? That's because Robbie will be playing Sharon Tate in her upcoming film, directed by Quentin Tarantino. Tate - a rising Hollywood star of her time - unfortunately passed away in 1969. She was eight and a half months pregnant when she was killed in the Charles Manson's Family murders. It would have been her and her husband, Roman Polanski's first child together.

Bryce Scarlett is the mastermind behind Robbie's Cannes look with an additional glam team that includes hair colourist Justin Anderson, makeup artist Pati Dubroff and Kate Young as her stylist. But this isn't the first time Robbie channeled Tate with her look. Earlier, at the world premiere of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Robbie donned a glitzy, yet retro-esque black and white ensemble from Chanel. The hairstyle she carried on that day also resembled that of Tate's. The soft waves and curled tips bore an uncanny similarity to Tate's character from Valley of the Dolls -  one of the star's most iconic films.

In late 2018, Robbie's chosen ensembles and beauty looks were heavily inspired from the 60s and 70s, also implying that the style was back, or should come back. Talking about playing Tate in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Robbie told IndieWire last year, that she was going to portray the late actress very respectfully. She said, "I feel a responsibility with every character I play, whether they're fictional or real life. To play her right, play her truthfully, and kind of understand her emotional journey." 

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