Vaitiare Bandera AKA Vaitiare Hirshon Biography

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Date of Birth: 1964 , August-15
Age: 56 years old
Birth Nation: French Polynesia
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Name Vaitiare Bandera AKA Vaitiare Hirshon
Birth Name Vaitiaré Eugenie Hirshon
Father Charles Heimata Hirshon
Mother Georgina Toomaru
Nationality French Polynesian
Birth Place/City Tahiti, French Polynesia
Profession Actress
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black
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
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 1 (Older Brother)
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Vaitiare Bandera AKA Vaitiare Hirshon is a film and television actress born in French Polynesia and currently based in the United States. She is known on the small screen as Linda Dominguez in the USA Network police drama Pacific Blue and Sha're / Amaunet in the Showtime military sci-fi drama series Stargate SG-1.    

How Old is Vaitiare Bandera AKA Vaitiare Hirshon? What is her Height?

Vaitiare Bandera was born as Vaitiaré Eugenie Hirshon in Tahiti in the French Polynesian islands on August 15, 1964. As of October 2020, she is 56 years old and stands at 5 feet 7 inches (1.7 meters).

She is part-German-Jewish and part-Tahitian from her father, Charles Heimata Hirshon's side, and part-French, part-English, and part-Polynesian from her mother, Georgina Toomaru's side. 

She immigrated to the United States with her mother and her older brother at age 8, 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.


Vaitiare Bandera is most known for playing Linda Dominguez in the USA Network police drama Pacific Blue from 1996 to 1998 and Sha're / Amaunet in the Showtime military sci-fi drama series Stargate SG-1 from 1997 to 1999.

Vaitiare Hirshon on Stargate SG-1 SOURCE: IMDb

 Besides that, she has had guest appearances on shows like Married... with Children, Acapulco H.E.A.T., Out of the Blue, Murder, She Wrote, and Heartbreakers

On the big screens, she is known for appearances in movies like Tahiti's Girl, The Final Goal, and U.S. Marshals.

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. 

Besides that, 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 and twice divorced in her life. Her first marriage with writer-producer Peter Bandera lasted for three years from 1994 to 1997. 

Vaitiare Hirshon and Michael Shanks SOURCE: Pinterest

Following her divorce, Bandera began dating her Stargate SG-1 co-star Michael Shanks. They had a daughter together, Tatiana Shanks, born in 1998. They never got married and separated 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. 

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

What is Vaitiare Bandera's Net Worth in 2020? 

 Vaitiare Bandera is estimated to have a net worth of around $1 million. 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.

Her wealth, however, comes from her career as an actress and model.