Barbara Sinatra
Barbara Sinatra
Celebrated Name: Barbara Sinatra
Real Name/Full Name: Barbara Marx Sinatra
Gender: Female
Age at the time of death: 90 years old
Birth Date: 10 March 1927
Date of death: July 25, 2017
Birth Place: Bosworth, Missouri, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.70 M
Weight: 70 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Widowed at the time of her death
Robert Harrison Oliver (m. 1940 – 1950s), Herbert “Zeppo”Marx (m. 1959 – 1973), Frank Sinatra (m. 1976 – 1998, his death)
Children: Robert Oliver Marx
Profession: Philanthropist
Net Worth in 2024: $110 Million at the time of her death
Last Updated: June 2024

Barbara Marx Sinatra was an American model, showgirl, socialite and philanthropist, and the fourth wife of Frank Sinatra. She was married to Frank Sinatra, known as one of the greatest musical artists of the 20th century and the founder of Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center to help abused children at Eisenhower Medical Center.

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Early Life & Biography

Barbara Ann Blakeley was born in Bosworth, Missouri, to Charles Willis Blakeley and Irene Prunty Blakeley. At the tender age of 10, she moved to Wichita, Kansas, and her parents and younger sister, Patricia. At 18, she graduated from Wichita North High School in 1946 and moved to Long Beach, California, to commence her career in modeling.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 10 March1927, Barbara Sinatra was 90 years old. Her height was 1.70 M tall, and weight was 70 kg.

Personal Life

Barbara Blakeley grew up in the small town of Bosworth, Missouri, under very poor financial conditions. She had faced a lot before becoming a successful model and met Frank Sinatra at the height of his career. In those days, her family cultivated their own food, and the poverty-stricken conditions led to her parents going on without eating, so there was enough for the children.

In her memoir, Lady Blue Eyes: My Life With Frank, she has written about the trying times and all that her family endured. Having led a life of poverty, she never forgot the lessons she learned while climbing to the upper classes as she made her way into the world of the glamour of Hollywood.

In September of 1948, she married Robert Harrison Oliver, who was a struggling singer. On October 10, 1950, while still pursuing her career in modeling, she had a son, Robert Blake “Bobby” Oliver. She divorced Oliver in 1952.

After several years Barbara married Herbert Zeppo Marx, of the famous Marx Brothers, on September 18, 1959. Despite their divorce in 1973, she kept his name and then onward was known as Barbara Marx.

Her marriage to Frank Sinatra took place on July 11, 1976. It was the final marriage for the both of them. Since it was Frank’s fourth and Barbara’s third marriage, it was also the longest-lasting marriage for both. After her union with the legendary singer, she adopted Catholicism. In her book, Lady Blue Eyes: My Life With Frank, she has stated that Frank never asked her to change faith.

Frank Sinatra died in 1998 and left her $3.5 million in assets. Along came the mansions in Beverly Hills, Malibu, and Palm Springs, which she inherited with the rights to Sinatra’s name and likeness and also his recordings, including most of his material possessions.


Throughout her career, she drew strength from growing up in her days of poverty, which proved itself to be a foundation of her character while breaking into the modeling business.

Barbara had a terrible encounter at one of her auditions while she was still poor and with no modeling experience. She went up to a hotel suite for one of her first auditions. There she was met by two men in the room who asked her to lift up her skirt.

She soon realized this was no audition but a disgusting approach to harassing women who hail from an unknown state of the world. She quickly made her way out of the place by shoving them out of the way and running free from the room.

After World War II, she pulled herself out of poverty and was accepted into the Robert Edward School of Professional Modeling in Long Beach. There she was crowned queen of the Belmont Shore pageant. Moving forward, she got in connection with big-time publications, namely Vogue and Life, of New York City to cater for the modeling jobs.

Eventually, she found success as a showgirl in Las Vegas. She then went on and married Zeppo Marx of the famous Marx Brothers comedy team. This solidified her place amongst the lives of the rich and famous. Soon after, she and Marx divorced, and she came into wedlock with Sinatra after they shared a years-long friendship.

She quickly rose to higher stature in her philanthropy with Sinatra’s money and his well-to-do friends from the celeb world who were rather happy to do him a favor and appear at a charitable event.

Not slowing down in her endeavors, she further started the Frank Sinatra Celebrity Invitational Golf Tournament. The tournament incorporated planned parties and appearances from famous celebrities.

To this day, the annual celebrity tournament is held, which helps fund the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center, helping improve the lives of abused children. According to the New York Times, it was reported that since its conception, more than 20,000 children had been treated at the center and hundreds of thousands more throughout the world through video media.

Awards & Achievements

Barbara Sinatra didn’t receive any accolades to her name as a model.

Net Worth & Salary of Barbara Sinatra in 2024

Barbara Sinatra Net Worth
Barbara Sinatra Net Worth

As on the date of Barbara’s death, her net worth was $110 million, much of which was inherited to her by her late husband, Frank Sinatra. Some sources have revealed that her annual income is about $4.8 million, which she earns being a philanthropist.

Barbara Sinatra lived her life of 90 years which had been guided by the experiences from her younger days through poverty. She passed away on July 25, 2017, in Rancho Mirage, California, U.S.A..

Barbara Sinatra was an American Female Fashion Model and showgirl best referred to as the 4th and last better half of the most outstanding vocalist Frank Sinatra. She was the owner of the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center in Rancho Mirage, California, in 1986, with her partner Frank Sinatra.


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