Vaitiare Bandera AKA Vaitiare Hirshon Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 26 May, 2021
Facts of Vaitiare Bandera AKA Vaitiare Hirshon
Date of Birth: 1964 , August-15
Age: 56 years old
Birth Nation: French Polynesia
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Name Vaitiare Bandera
Birth Name Vaitiaré Eugenie Hirshon
Father Charles Heimata Hirshon
Mother Georgina Toomaru
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Tahiti, French Polynesia
Ethnicity Mixed
Profession Actress
Net Worth $1 million
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black
Boyfriend Ex-boyfriends (Julio Iglesias, Michael Shanks)
Married Twice
Children 2
Divorce Edgar Asars (September 25, 2004 - August 12, 2016), Peter Bandera (1994 - 1997)
Awards Canada Shorts Film Festival Award, Culver City Film Festival Award, Southern Shorts Award
Online Presence Instagram, Twitter
Movies Tahiti's Girl, The Final Goal, U.S. Marshals
TV Show Married... with Children, Acapulco H.E.A.T., Out of the Blue, Murder, She Wrote, Pacific Blue, Stargate SG-1, Heartbreakers
Siblings 2
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Vaitiare Bandera AKA Vaitiare Hirshon is a French-born American actress currently based in Los Angeles. With TV works in Pacific Blue and Stargate SG-1, Hirshon gained TV recognition and would later produce the award-winning short film Far Away Places (2018).

Along with screen time, she is also famous as the ex-wife of director Peter Bandera and her failed relationship with other celebrities. She is the mother of two children.    

Vaitiare Bandera AKA Vaitiare Hirshon Family Background- What Is Her Age and Height?

Born Vaitiaré Eugenie Hirshon on August 15, 1964, Vaitiare is a native of Tahiti, French Polynesia.  As of May 2021, Hirshon is 56 years old and has a height of 5 feet 7 inches (170 cm).

Nicknamed Vaiti, the actress is an American by nationality and has diverse ethnic background. Her father Charles Heimata Hirshon was half American German-Jewish and half Tahitian-Maori, while her mother Georgina Toomaru had part French, English & Polynesian ancestry.

As reported, Hirshon's father started the movie theaters in the South Pacific while her mother worked as a model and the first airline stewardess in Tahiti. Her parents met while filming Mutiny on the Bounty, starring Marlon Brando. Her father, who was a cancer survivor, died on February 27, 2021.

CAPTION: Vaitiare Hirshon and her father SOURCE: [email protected]

She has a brother Teiva and a half-brother, Ruben.

When she was 8 years old, along with her mother & brother, Vaitiare immigrated to the United States, yet spent her summers in Tahiti. Hirshon started modeling at age 12 and upon her graduation at age 16, she signed with a prominent modeling agency in Los Angeles. 

Professional Career   

In 1990, Vaitiare Bandera made her acting debut through the film Tahiti's Girl and then made guest appearances in the TV series Married... with Children, Acapulco H.E.A.T.,Agujetas de color de rosa, Out of the Blue, unti the mid-90s.

Then from 1996 to 1998, she portrayed Linda Dominguez in the TV series Pacific Blue, which gained her TV recognition. Moreover, Vaitiare made appearances in Stargate SG-1, Heartbreakers, Meat Cute (2014, short-film), and Far Away Places (2018, short-film).

CAPTION: Vaitiare as Sha're in Stargate SG-1 SOURCE: [email protected]

Besides that, she worked on the big screens too; was cast in the movies: The Final Goal (1995), and U.S. Marshals (1998), having shared the screen with Tommy Lee Jones, Wesley Snipes, Robert Downey Jr., Erik Estrada, and Steven Nijjar.

Bandera served as a Good Will Ambassador for a disabled children's organization in South America and was the Hispanic spokesperson for Miller Beer, from 1993 to 1995. 

Also, she has modeled for brands like Sears, J.C. Penney, Coors Dry, Toyota, Cox Communications, Caroche Jeans, and Honda.  

Is Vaitiare Bandera Married? Does she have Children? 

Vaitiare Bandera has been twice married but divorced with both husbands. The rare blood cancer survivor is the mother of 2 children. She underwent a 100 BMT bone marrow transplant and is currently cancer-free.

CAPTION: Vaitiare Hirshon is a cancer survivor SOURCE: [email protected]

The first-ever publicly disclosed relationship of Vaitiare was with Spanish singer Julio Iglesias; they dated on-off in the early 80 and 90s. Then, she was in a marital relationship with her first husband Peter Bandera, a writer-producer, for three years (1994 to 1997). 

After that, she began dating her Stargate SG-1 co-star Michael Shanks. They had a daughter together, Tatiana Shanks, born in 1998. They broke up in 2000. 

Hirshon married for the second time on September 25, 2004, to Edgar Asars. They had a son together named Kenta Asars in 2005 before divorcing on August 12, 2016.

CAPTION: American actress Vaitiare Hirshon with her two children SOURCE: [email protected]

After both divorces, she changed her name back to Vaitiare Eugenia Hirshon; otherwise was known as Vaitiare Bandera and Vaitiare Hirshon-Asars.

Currently, Hirshon resides in Los Angeles, California, with her two children. 

What is Vaitiare Hirshon's Net Worth in 2021? 

Vaitiare Bandera aka Vaitiare Hirshoh has an estimated net worth of $1 million in 2021. Her mother's lineage traces back to the Royal House of Makea Karika Ariki with at least 11 documented kings and queens in her family. Aside from her acting career, she made a considerable amount of money through modeling.

Moreover, as per her LinkedIn profile, she formerly was the owner of Vai Productions (1992-98); co-owner of Royal S & V LLC (1993-2008); and co-owner of Kenta Designs (2005-2015). Since September 2016, she works as public relations director at Deerhorn Advisory Services.

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