Nancy Sinatra transformed herself from failing artist to global icon

Nancy Sinatra, the daughter of legendary Frank Sinatra, arrived into this world on June 8, 1940.

She was the eldest daughter of Frank Sinatra and his wife, Nancy Barbato Sinatra.

Frank and his family moved to Hasbrouck Heights in New Jersey in his early years.

We had a lovely little house there, but you could get to the windows from the street—once people knew he lived there, they would come to get a glimpse, which worried my mother because I was a tiny little toddler, and she didn’t want anybody stealing me from the front yard,” Nancy recalled in an interview.

Nancy grew up surrounded by stars and wealth as a young child. Therefore you would imagine that her transition into singer would be smooth.

Unfortunately her first singles failed miserably. Her father’s record label, Reprise Records were on the verge of leaving her go. Nancy had a run of success after some vocal training and a complete transformation of her image.

Once her family moved to California, Hollywood, her father pursued a career in acting. This is when Nancy began dancing, acting, piano, and voice lessons.

Nancy is most remembered for wearing her iconic go-go boots and singing “These Boots Are Made For Walking.”

The song even had a music video to go with it, which was considered rare in the days.

Nancy dropped out of college after a year, had married and divorced prior to the hit that earned her three Grammy nominations.

A songwriter Lee Hazlewood taught her to sing in a lower tone.

In 1966 she adopted the “Carnaby Street” look and released her best-known single, which peaked at No. 1 both in the United States Billboard Hot 100 and in the U.K. Singles Chart.

Following this success, she had other hits which included “How Does That Grab You, Darlin’?” and “Sugar Town.” In 1966 she appeared on the silver screen playing lead roles alongside Peter Fonda in The Wild Angels, and Elvis Presley in Speedway in 1968.

In 1970 she decided to step away from the limelight to raise her children from her second marriage to Hugh Lambert.

At 54 she returned to pose for Playboy and released her third album which included musicians such as Bono and Morrissey.

She also published two books about her father and was honored with hero own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Nancy Sinatra’s love life

In 1960, Sinatra married Tommy Sands however a few years later they got divorced.

In 1970 she married Hugh Lambert, unfortunately, in 1985 Lambert died from cancer.

Nancy was such a fashion icon who still inspires us today. If you agree please share with all the Sinatra fans you know.

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