Vaitiare Bandera

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Vaitiare Hirshon-Asars
Born (1964-08-15) August 15, 1964 (age 55)
Other namesVaitiaré Eugenie Hirshon (birth name)
Vaitiare Bandera (previous actress name)
Spouse(s)Edgars Asars (m. 2004-2016)
Peter Bandera (m. 1994-1997)
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 McDonalds, Cox Communications J.C. Penney, Toyota, Coors Dry, Caroche Jeans in Spain and Honda in 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.

Personal life[edit]

Vaitiare Hirshon was born in Tahiti, French Polynesia. She is of Tahitian, Cook Islander, English and European Jewish descent.[2] Her mother is related to the Royal House of Makea Karika Ariki in the Cook Islands. Descendants of 12 Ariki's in her genealogy. She is related to Sir Thomas Robert Alexander Harries Davis, KBE was a Prime Minister of the Cook Islands.

In 1982 and 1990, she was a young model and girlfriend of Julio Iglesias' , after which she married director Peter Bandera, in 1994-97. Following that, she had a relationship with Michael Shanks, after meeting him while working together on Stargate SG-1, in 1998.[citation needed]. Shanks and Hirshon had a daughter together, Tatiana. This relationship ended in 2000. In 2004 she married Edgar Asars and had a son. They divorced in 2016.

She currently resides in Los Angeles, California with her daughter and son. She ran three fashion companies. It is unknown if she will go back to acting.[citation needed]

She's executive producer of the award winning short film Far Away Places which her daughter wrote and directed at 18 years old, bringing awareness to child sex abuse.


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

Year Title Role Notes
1993 Married... with Children Sonya
Acapulco H.E.A.T. Carmen
1995 The Final Goal Lisa
1996 Out of the Blue Tiara
Murder, She Wrote Luisa
Pacific Blue Linda Dominguez 6 episodes
1998 U.S. Marshals Stacia Vela
1997–1999 Stargate SG-1 Sha're/Sha're and Amaunet 4 episodes


  • 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.
  1. ^ Sharon Gosling (February 2006). "Sha're Shares". Atlantis Official Magazine #08 (extract). Titan Magazines. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
  2. ^ VPearls

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