She turned her career around and became a style icon, inspiring many with her unique sense of fashion.
Nancy Sinatra, the eldest daughter of iconic singer Frank Sinatra and his wife Nancy Barbato Sinatra, was born on June 8, 1940.
Her early years were spent in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey, where the family had a lovely house. However, as her father’s fame grew, people would come to the house to catch a glimpse, which worried her mother.
Growing up, Nancy was no stranger to the limelight and the luxurious lifestyle that came with it. Despite being surrounded by stars and wealth, her path to success as a singer was not an easy one.
Her early singles failed to gain much traction, and she was at risk of being dropped from her father’s record label, Reprise Records.
However, with the help of vocal training and a new image, Nancy turned her career around and became a successful singer in her own right.
Her transformation from struggling artist to hitmaker is a testament to her perseverance and talent.
Despite dropping out of college after just one year and facing the threat of being dropped by her father’s record label, Nancy Sinatra turned her fortunes around with the help of songwriter Lee Hazlewood.
Hazlewood taught her to sing in a lower tone, and she adopted the trendy “Carnaby Street” look. In 1966, she released her most famous single, “These Boots Are Made for Walkin’,” which reached No.1 on both the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and the U.K. Singles Chart. She followed up her success with other hits such as “How Does That Grab You, Darlin’?” and “Sugar Town.” Nancy even starred in movies alongside Peter Fonda and Elvis Presley.
In the 1970s, Nancy stepped away from the limelight to raise her children from her second marriage. However, she made a comeback by posing for Playboy at the age of 54 and releasing her third album, which featured musicians such as Bono and Morrissey. Nancy also wrote two books about her father and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Despite her iconic go-go boots playing a significant role in her fashion image, Nancy can’t recall what happened to them and believes she gave them away at some point.
Nancy Sinatra’s love life
In 1960, Sinatra married teen singing idol Tommy Sands – but they divorced just a few years later.
In 1970 she was ready for a new marriage when Hugh Lambert came into her life. Nancy briefly stepped out of the spotlight to raise her two daughters. Unfortunately, Lambert died from cancer in 1985.
Nancy Sinatra shows no signs of slowing down and continues to keep herself busy. In 2020, she launched Nancy’s Bootique, an online shop where fans can purchase exclusive merchandise, signed items, and CDs
During the pandemic and up until 2021, Nancy also hosted a weekly radio show called “Nancy for Frank.” On the show, she shared intimate details about her life and her relationship with her late father, Frank Sinatra.
Such a fashion icon that still inspires us today.