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August 15, 1964 |
Tahiti, French Polynesia
|Other names||Vaitiaré Eugenie Hirshon (birth name)
Vaitiare Bandera (previous actress name)
|Spouse(s)||Edgars Asars (m. 2004)
Vaitiare Hirshon-Asars (born Vaitiare Eugenia Hirshon; August 15, 1964), previously known as Vaitiare Bandera, is an actress based in the United States.
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. 
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.
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.
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.
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
- Gosling, Sharon (January–February 2006). "Stargate SG-1 Cast Interviews: Vaitiare Bandera". Stargate SG-1 Solutions. Retrieved 2006-07-08. Originally published by Titan Magazines.