Vaitiare Bandera

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Vaitiare Bandera
Image of the person
Biographical informations
Native name Vaitiaré Eugenie Hirshon
Birth (1964-08-15) August 15, 1964 (age 53)
Tahiti, French Polynesia
Informations about family
Spouse Edgars Asars (2004-present)
Peter Bandera (divorced)
Partners Michael Shanks,
Julio Igliesias
Children Tatiana (with Michael Shanks),
Kenta (with Edgars Asars)
Professional informations
Occupation Actress,
Fashion designer
Years active 1990—1999
Stargate universe-related informations
Related film(s)/series Stargate SG-1
Occupation in Stargate Actress
Character(s) Sha're/Amaunet

Vaitiare Hirshon-Asars (born Vaitiaré Eugenie Hirshon on August 15, 1964 in Tahiti, French Polynesia and previously known as Vaitiare Bandera) is an actress and a fashion designer based in the United States. She portrayed Sha're/Amaunet in the Stargate SG-1 TV series.


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 appeared nude in a scene of the pilot episode "Children of the Gods", in which she was forced to take a Goa'uld symbiote by the System Lord Apophis.

She originally auditioned for the role of Shau'ri 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.[1]

Personal life[edit]

She is of Tahitian, Cook Island, American, German, English and French descent.[2] 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, whom she guest starred alongside in Stargate SG-1, in 1998.

As of 2007 she's a very private person and tends to keep to herself. 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.[1]

Involvement in the Stargate universe[edit]



Film, Television and Video Games
Year Title Role Notes
2009 Stargate SG-1: Children of the Gods - Final Cut Sha're / Amaunet Video, recut of "Children of the Gods"
1997-1999 Stargate SG-1 Amaunet / Sha're TV series, 4 episodes
1996-1998 Pacific Blue Linda Dominguez TV series, 6 episodes
1998 U.S. Marshals Stacia Vela Film
1996 Murder, She Wrote Luisa TV series, 1 episode
1996 Out of the Blue Tiara TV series, 1 episode
1995 The Final Goal Lisa Film as Vaitiare Hirshon
1994 Agujetas de color de rosa Actriz TV series, 1 episode as Vaitiare
1993 Acapulco H.E.A.T. Carmen TV series, 1 episode as Vaitiaré
1993 Married with Children Sonja TV series, 1 episode as Vaitiare Hirshon
1993 Bellezas al agua Host TV series, 9 episodes as Vaitiare
1990 Tahiti's Girl Film, as Vaitiaré



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 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.
  2. VPearls
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Facts about "Vaitiare Bandera"
Birth dateAugust 15, 1964 +
DaugherTatiana Shanks +
Guest Star inEpisode:Children of the Gods +, Episode:Secrets + and Episode:Forever in a Day +
Has played inPacific Blue (TV series) +, U.S. Marshals (film) +, Murder, She Wrote (TV series) +, Out of the Blue (TV series) +, The Final Goal (film) +, Agujetas de color de rosa (TV series) +, Acapulco H.E.A.T. (TV series) +, Married with Children (TV series) +, Bellezas al agua (TV series) + and Tahiti's Girl (film) +
Infobox imageVaitiare Bandera.jpg +
Month-Day birthAugust 15 +
NameVaitiare Bandera +
OccupationActress +
ProvVaitiare Bandera +
SeriesStargate SG-1 +
Stargate occupationActress +
Year active end1999 +
Year active start1990 +