Previously unseen images of Sharon Tate have been found tucked away in a California garage, and those personal snapshots are now being published for the world to see.
Over the weekend, South West News Service published a series of candid snaps of the murdered actress basking in the sun in an emerald bikini at a friend's home in Manhattan Beach, Calif., in May 1964.
The "Valley of the Dolls" icon, then 21, laid on a towel as the sun kissed her skin.
The weekend report indicated the photos were taken by Donald Hagen, the then-husband of Sharon's roommate, Laurie. Back in 2017, Ashley Miller Cabrejas, who is Donald's stepdaughter, stumbled across the personal photos in her garage while searching for camera equipment to capture a solar eclipse.
After the pictures finally saw the light of day, Sharon fans sites quickly republished the 58-year-old images.
"They had been sitting in our garage for years until I came across them cleaning his stuff," Ashley told the South West News Service, adding that the photos were "totally a casual thing, from before she was even famous."
Following the snaps, Sharon would go on to become well-known and respected for her acting. However, she became notorious after being stabbed and murdered by members of the Charles Manson family in 1969 when she was eight months pregnant. At the time of her death, Sharon was married to director Roman Polanski.
Over the past six decades, Sharon's murder has spawned countless movies, TV shows, documentaries and books.
"It's just a really cool part of LA history where I live, and pretty amazing that these were sitting in my garage, and my family –– even at distance –– is part of iconic LA," Ashley said.