Nancy Sinatra

Highest Rated: 94% The Wrecking Crew (2015)
Lowest Rated: 17% The Oscar (1966)
Birthday: Jun 8, 1940
Birthplace: Not Available
The subject of Frank Sinatra's mid '40s hit "Nancy With the Laughing Face," New Jersey-born entertainer Nancy Sinatra was the oldest of Frankie's three children. When she inaugurated her own career in 1960, casual observers assumed it was solely on the basis of her father's talent. In truth, Nancy had taken 11 years of piano, 8 years of dance, 5 years' dramatic training, and several seasons of voice lessons under the tutelage of Carlo Menotti. Nancy's first professional appearance was on the legendary Frank Sinatra/Elvis Presley TV special of May 12, 1960. Within the next twelve months, she had signed with Reprise records and married teen singing idol Tommy Sands. Neither her early recording career nor her marriage was much of a success; she was divorced from Sands by 1963, and though her discs sold well in England and Europe, she never made the charts in the US. Nancy's advisors suggested that she alter her image, thus she adopted a tough, pouty "biker chick" personna. With the help of composer Lee Hazlewood, the "new" Nancy Sinatra scored with her number one 1966 single "These Boots are Made for Walkin'" (she later revealed that she'd been told to sing the tune like a 16-year-old girl who'd just given the brush to a 40-year-old man). Around the same time, Sinatra began appearing with regularity in such films as The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini (1966) Last of the Secret Agents? (1967) The Wild Angels (1967), and as a guest star on such TV weeklies as The Smothers Brothers Show, The Ed Sullivan Show and The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Seldom did she wear anything floor-length: Her standard wardrobe at the time consisted of miniskirt, go-go boots and optional bare-midriff blouse. In 1970, Nancy remarried, to dancer/choreographer Hugh Lambert; she briefly left show business to devote her time to her husband and two daughters. Lambert died of cancer in 1985, after which Nancy wrote a dual biography of herself and her father and made occasional comeback bids; she cameoed as herself on an episode of the Vietnam-era dramatic TV series China Beach. In 1995, 54-year-old Nancy Sinatra conducted a full-scale campaign to recapture the limelight with a well-received concert tour (her curious decision to sing in a quasi-operatic contralto sometimes confused the SRO crowds), and even a nude layout in Playboy magazine.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
94% The Wrecking Crew Actor $0.9M 2015
No Score Yet Fever: The Music of Peggy Lee Actor 2004
80% The Manchurian Candidate Producer $65.8M 2004
87% Mayor of the Sunset Strip Actor 2004
No Score Yet Sixties Soft Rock Actor 2004
No Score Yet Sinatra: The Classic Duets Actor 2003
No Score Yet The Importance of Being Morrissey Actor 2002
No Score Yet Speedway Susan Jacks 1968
No Score Yet Nancy Sinatra: Movin' With Nancy Actor 1967
61% The Wild Angels Mike 1966
No Score Yet Ghost in the Invisible Bikini Vicki 1966
17% The Oscar Herself 1966
No Score Yet Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music Part II - With Special Guest Nancy Sinatra Actor 1966
No Score Yet The Last Of The Secret Agents? Micheline 1966
No Score Yet Marriage on the Rocks Tracy Edwards 1965
No Score Yet For Those Who Think Young Karen Cross 1964
No Score Yet Get Yourself A College Girl Actor 1964

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing
  • 2015
92% The Sopranos
1999-2007
Herself
  • 2007
100% The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
1964-1968
  • 1966
  • 1965

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