Lindsay Lohan To Play Sharon Tate? A Detailed Comparison
Lindsay Lohan is trying to pick herself up and dust herself off after falling—both literally and metaphorically—in the past year. Rumor has it that she is auditioning for a role as a villain in the new “Superman” this week. I definitely want to hear LiLo’s super-villain cackle, but even more exciting is the news that she has reportedly been offered the role of actress Sharon Tate in a movie about Charles Manson, “Eyes of a Dreamer: The Charles Manson Story.” It would be a very dark role for Lindsay—after all, Tate was murdered by Manson’s followers when she was eight months pregnant—but it’s also one that could be a great, edgy return to acting for her. You know, since the Linda Lovelace thing didn’t work out.
After the jump, a comparison of the two ladies.
|Name||Sharon Tate||Lindsay Lohan|
|Grew Up In||Dallas, Texas||Cold Spring, Long Island|
|Early Claim To Fame||Won the Miss Tiny Tot of Dallas Pageant and later the Miss Richland crown. Was going to enter the Miss Washington pageant, but her army father was transferred to Italy.||Began as a child model at age three and appeared in more than 100 commercials in total.|
|Entré To Acting||In Italy, was an extra in “Adventures of a Young Man,” where she caught star Richard Beymer’s eye. His agent signed her and got her bit parts in “Mr. Ed” and “The Beverly Hillbillies.”||Briefly had a role in the soap opera “Another World.” Until she was whisked away by the Disney machine to star in “The Parent Trap,” etc.|
|Breakthrough Role||Was well-reviewed for her role as a mysterious Wiccan in “Eye of the Devil.”||Was well-reviewed for her role as a transfer student taking on the cool kids in “Mean Girls.”|
|Love Life||After a volatile engagement to French actor Philippe Forquet and dodging proposals from her hairstylist best friend, Jay Sebring, she met director Roman Polanski while making “The Fearless Vampire Killers” and moved in with him shortly after wrapping.||After dating Wilmer Valderama of “That ’70s Show” and somehow establishing him as a stud—ditto for Aaron Carter—she became involved in a long-term on-again, off-again relationship with DJ Samantha Ronson.|
|Nude Photos||Appeared in Playboy in 1967 in a series of images shot by Polanski on the set of “Fearless Vampire Killers.”||Appeared in naked in New York magazine in 2008, recreating Marilyn Monroe’s final photo shoot.|
|Chateau Marmont Connection||Lived there for a few months in 1968 after marrying Polanski.||Lived there for two years, from 2005 to 2007.|
|Hollywood Party Fixture||Attracted paparazzi attention for being a party girl in the London club scene. After moving to Los Angeles, she and Polanski were known for having the party house, with folks like Steve McQueen, Warren Beatty, Mia Farrow, etc drifting in and out.||Attracted paparazzi attention for her partying in Los Angeles clubs, as well as for a string of DUI and coke busts. Known for boogeying down with folks like Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie..|
Of course, we hope this is where these two ladies’ similarities will end.
So what do you think—would Lindsay do a good job playing Sharon?