Nancy Sinatra’s mother is Nancy Barbato Sinatra, who is also known as Nancy Sinatra, Sr., while her daughter is also known as Nancy Sinatra, Jr. Nancy Barbato was born on Sept. 11, 1917 and was married to Frank Sinatra from 1939 to 1951.
Nancy Sr. worked as a secretary in Jersey City in the early years of her marriage, during which she had two other children named Tina and Frank, Jr. Her marriage was tumultuous due to her husband’s infidelities, and she fought for the marriage until Frank Sr. left her for Ava Gardener.
Nancy Sr. then went to college and began focusing on charitable work and raising her children. She maintained a good relationship with her ex-husband and hosted his famous 50th birthday party, which was attended by many Hollywood celebrities. As of October 2015, Nancy Sr. maintains her privacy and rarely speaks to the media.