First look at Margot Robbie as murdered actress Sharon Tate

The Australian actress plays Tate in upcoming film Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, directed by Quentin Tarantino.

The image posted on Instagram shows Robbie, 28, leaning against a door in a black top, white mini-skirt and boots.

She wrote alongside the picture: “First look. #OnceUponATimeInHollywood@onceinhollywood.”

Tate, who was the second wife of director Roman Polanski, was murdered by followers of Charles Manson.

She was killed on 8 August 1969, along with three of her friends and a visitor, at her luxury home – 10050 Cielo Drive – in Beverly Hills.

The house has since been demolished.

Tate’s sister, Debra, has previously spoken out against Tarantino’s film, calling it “exploitative” and accusing it of “celebrating the killers” in an interview with Deadline.

However, she has since discussed the film with Tarantino and his team, and given it her full support.

A second movie about Tate’s murder – titled The Haunting of Sharon Tate and starring Hilary Duff – has also been labelled “tasteless” by Tate’s sister.

Both films have been timed to arrive in cinemas for the 50th anniversary of the murders.

Manson’s followers – made up mainly of young women – committed a series of nine murders at four locations across California in July and August 1969.

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood tells the story of a TV actor and his stunt double – played by Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio – who are determined to make their mark on the Los Angeles film scene at the time of the killings.

The star-studded movie also features Dakota Fanning, Al Pacino, Kurt Russell, James Marsden, Burt Reynolds, Luke Perry, Damian Lewis and Tim Roth.

Once Upon A Time in Hollywood and The Haunting Of Sharon Tate will both arrive in UK cinemas next August.

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