Vaitiare Bandera

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Vaitiare Hirshon-Asars
Born (1964-08-15) August 15, 1964 (age 53)
Tahiti, French Polynesia
Other names Vaitiaré Eugenie Hirshon (birth name)
Vaitiare Bandera (previous actress name)
Spouse(s) Edgars Asars (m. 2004)
Peter Bandera
Partner(s) Michael Shanks
Julio Iglesias

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. [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.

In 2007, she posed nude for the January edition of Spanish Magazine Interviu.[2]

Private life[edit]

Bandera was born in Tahiti, French Polynesia. She is of Tahitian, Cook Island, German, English and French descent.[3] 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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]


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


  1. ^ Sharon Gosling (February 2006). "Sha're Shares". Atlantis Official Magazine #08 (extract). Titan Magazines. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Edición digital del 22.01.2007 (NSFW)". Interviu. Grupo Zeta. 22 January 2007. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  3. ^ VPearls

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