The 28-year-old, who plays Tate in Quentin Tarantino‘s upcoming film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, showed up to the film’s photocall at the festival on Wednesday sporting a middle part and two loose braids on each side of her head.
Tate wore the ethereal hairstyle in Cannes just one year before she was brutally murdered by Charles Manson’s followers in 1969.
Inspiration: Margot Robbie honored Sharon Tate at the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday by recreating the unique braided hairstyle the late actress wore to the same event back in 1968
Style: Robbie’s copycat hairstyle worked well with her bohemian off-the-shoulder Chanel frock
The Valley of the Dolls stars was eight-and-a-half months pregnant with her and her husband Roman Polanski’s first child when she was stabbed to death at the age of 26.
The copycat hairstyle Bryce Scarlett created for Robbie was noticed on Thursday by writer Evan Ross Katz, who tweeted side-by-side photos of her and Tate sporting the look 51 years apart.
While Tate paired her hairstyle with a slinky spaghetti-strap dress, Robbie opted to wear a bohemian off-the-shoulder white lace Chanel frock with a tulle hem.
The I, Tonya star also channeled Tate at the film’s premiere on Tuesday by subtly recreating a modern version of her teased waves and curled ends.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood centers around fictional television star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt), who are trying to navigate a changing Hollywood in 1969. In the film, Tate is Dalton’s next door neighbor.
Resemblance: The copycat hairstyle Bryce Scarlett created for Robbie was noticed on Thursday by writer Evan Ross Katz, who tweeted side-by-side photos of her and Tate
Execution: To achieve Tate’s look, hairstylist Bryce Scarlett parted Robbie’s hair down the middle and made two loose braids on each side of her head
Earlier this month, Robbie told People that she prepared for the role by speaking with Tate’s family and friends.
‘They all said how kind, loving, and good-hearted she was,’ she said. ‘I was fortunate enough to step on to set with Debra Tate’s blessing, Sharon’s sister.’
After seeing the second trailer for the Tarantino’s ninth film, Debra Tate told TMZ that she pleased with Robbie’s performance.
Although she spoke with Tarantino and spent time on set, she was concerned with one scene in which Tate goes to a movie theater to see a film she’s in and tells the ticket taker who she is.
‘Depending on how Margot played it, it could’ve appeared egotistical. But, no, she did a beautiful job. Sharon did not have an egotistical bone in her body,’ she said. ‘Margot captures Sharon’s sweetness very nicely.’
Looking back: Tate (pictured with her husband Roman Polanski) wore the hairstyle at the Cannes Film Festival just one year before she was murdered by Charles Manson’s followers
’60s style: Robbie (right) also channeled Tate (left) at the film’s premiere on Tuesday by subtly recreating a modern version of her teased waves and curled ends
The film has gotten rave first reactions as well as a reported six-minute standing ovation at the premiere. However, a press conference, Tarantino was quick to shut down a New York Times journalist who asked why Robbie wasn’t given more lines.
‘I just reject your hypotheses,’ he hit back, refusing to elaborate.
Robbie, meanwhile, said the lack of lines actually helped her get into character.
‘I think the moments I was on screen gave a moment to honor Sharon. I think the tragedy was the loss of innocence. To show the wonderful sides of her could be done without speaking,’ she said.
‘I did feel like I got a lot of time to explore the character without dialogue, which is an interesting thing. Rarely do I get an opportunity to spend so much time on my own as a character.’
Tragic loss: Tate, who is pictured with Polanski on their wedding day, was eight-and-a-half months pregnant with their first child when she was stabbed to death at the age of 26
Role of a lifetime: Robbie plays Tate in Quentin Tarantino‘s upcoming film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (pictured), which received a standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival this week
Tarantino has also received criticism from Polanski’s wife, French actress Emmanuelle Seigner, who slammed the director on Friday for not consulting with her husband on the film.
In a post on Instagram, Seigner said she was not attacking the film as a whole but rather Polanski’s lack of input.
‘I am just saying that it doesn’t bother them (in Hollywood) to make a film which takes Roman and his tragic story… while at the same time they have made him a pariah. And all without consulting him of course,’ she wrote.
Polanski fled to France in 1978 after admitting the statutory rape of a 13-year-old girl and spent 42 days in jail before being released for good behavior
The 85-year-old has been a fugitive ever since from the U.S. justice system, despite repeated attempts to have him extradited.