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Vaitiare Bandera

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Name  Vaitiare Bandera
Children  Tatiana Shanks
Movies  The Final Goal
Spouse  Edgars Asars
Role  Actress

Vaitiare Bandera sitting on the chair while hand on her face and wearing a sleeveless blouse

  August 15, 1964 (age 56) (1964-08-15) Tahiti, French Polynesia
Other names  Vaitiare Eugenie Hirshon (birth name)Vaitiare Bandera (previous actress name)
Partner  Michael Shanks, Julio Iglesias
Similar People  Michael Shanks, Lexa Doig, Mili Avital, Amanda Tapping, Claudia Black

La chica de Tahití (Trailer español)

Vaitiare Hirshon-Asars (born Vaitiare Eugenia Hirshon; August 15, 1964), previously known as Vaitiare Bandera, is an actress based in the United States.


Vaitiare Bandera with a tight-lipped smile while wearing a sleeveless blouse and an autograph on the lower left

Vaitiare, Festival de Viña 1993


Vaitiare Hirshon as Sha'ren wearing a red and gold headdress and chocker in 1997 tv series, Stargate SG-1

Vaitiare was the Hispanic spokesperson for Miller Beer from 1993 through to 1995. She has also done ads for J.C. Penney, Toyota, Coors Dry, Caroche-Spain and Honda-Tahiti. She starred in the Spanish-language novella Agujetas de Color de Rosa, which was seen in 45 countries. She also made guest appearances in Married... with Children, Out of the Blue and Acapulco H.E.A.T.. She also had a role in the movie U.S. Marshals. Vaitiare's best known role was in Stargate SG-1, where she guest starred in several episodes as Daniel Jackson's wife, Sha're.

Vaitiare Hirshon as Sha'ren wearing a red and gold headdress and chocker in 1997 tv series, Stargate SG-1

She originally auditioned for the role of Sha're in Stargate, the 1994 film, but ultimately lost to Mili Avital. She was offered the role in the following television series Stargate SG-1 after auditioning again for the same part.

Vaitiare Hirshon wearing a purple and silver headdress and white veil in a scene from the 1997 tv series, Stargate SG-1

In 2007, she posed nude for the January edition of Spanish Magazine Interviu.

Private life

Bandera was born in Tahiti, French Polynesia. She is of Tahitian, Cook Island, German, English and French descent. Her mother is related to the Royal House of Makea Karika in the Cook Islands.

She was Julio Iglesias' girlfriend and was once married to Peter Bandera. Later on, she had a child with Michael Shanks, with whom she guest starred alongside in Stargate SG-1, in 1998.

Vaitiare Bandera with a tight-lipped smile while wearing a black blouse

She currently resides in Los Angeles, California with her new husband (Edgars Asars), daughter and son. She runs three fashion companies. It is unknown if she will go back to acting. In 2010, she wrote a biography about her life with Julio Iglesias.


Vaitiare Bandera wearing a black blouse

This is a partial listing of series/movies which this actress has been in. She is sometimes credited as Vaitiare Hirshon or Vaitiaré.

  • Stargate SG-1 (1997–1999) as Sha're/Sha're and Amonet (4 episodes)
  • Pacific Blue (1996) as Linda Dominguez
  • U.S. Marshals (1998) as Stacia Vela
  • Murder, She Wrote (1996) as Luisa
  • Out of the Blue (1996) as Tiara
  • The Final Goal (1995) as Lisa
  • Acapulco H.E.A.T. (1993) as Carmen
  • Married... with Children (1993) as Sonya
  • References

    Vaitiare Bandera Wikipedia