By Emily Crane For Dailymail. Actress Olivia Hussey has revealed that she was raped by her actor ex-boyfriend in the same home where Sharon Tate was murdered by Charles Manson's 'family' just months earlier. Olivia Hussey, above in April, claims her ex-boyfriend Christopher Jones brutally attacked her at the Los Angeles home of the infamous Charles Manson 'family' murders back in At the time, Jones was recently divorced from his wife Susan Strasberg who was the daughter of famed acting coach Lee Strasberg. She was so sweet.
At age 15, when most young women are nurturing dreams of romance, Olivia Hussey was giving life to Juliet in Franco Zeffirelli 's Romeo and Juliet Her performance in one of the most celebrated roles ever written in the English language won her the Golden Globe and two successive Best Actor Donatello Awards Italy's Oscar equivalent , an incredible achievement for an actress in only her third film. She has also guest-starred in numerous television series. Considered by many to be one of the most beautiful women in the world, Olivia may owe this "title" to her "exotic" blend; her father was Argentinian and her mother was of English and Scottish ancestry.
‘Romeo and Juliet’ star Olivia Hussey: I was raped at Charles Manson murder home
After appearing in theatre in London, Hussey was chosen to play the role of Juliet in Franco Zeffirelli 's film version of Romeo and Juliet She won a Golden Globe and the David di Donatello Award for her performance, and gained international recognition. In , she appeared as the lead character, Jess Bradford , in the cult slasher film Black Christmas. This role, along with her subsequent horror films, earned her the title of scream queen. She appeared in several international productions throughout the s, including the Japanese production Virus , and the Australian horror film Turkey Shoot
Overwhelmed by the fame and attention, Hussey took a step back and focused on her budding relationship with Christopher Jones, a young actor whom she had met through her agent, Rudi Altobelli. But soon after they began dating, Jones began to abuse her. The physical and emotional abuse continued, but Hussey stuck by him. Around the same time, Hussey recalls her brief conversation with a pregnant Sharon Tate, who, along with her husband, Roman Polanski, were renting the Los Angeles home of Altobelli in the summer of Hussey was planning to move to Los Angeles and into the guest house.