Lita Ford
Lita Ford
Celebrated Name: Lita Ford
Real Name/Full Name: Lita Rossana Ford
Gender: Female
Age: 65 years old
Birth Date: 19 September 1958
Birth Place: London, United Kingdom
Nationality: American, British
Height: 1.65 m
Weight: 58 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Jim Gillette (m. 1994–2011), Chris Holmes (m. 1990–1992)
Children: Yes (James Leonard Gillette, Rocco Gillette)
Profession: English-born, American heavy metal guitarist, actress, vocalist and songwriter
Net Worth in 2023: $4 million
Last Updated: December 2023

Lita Ford is a celebrity who has made her own name in a male-dominated industry. She not only marked her name in the industry but also gained a huge success and popularity. She is a ruling diva in the heavy metal music.

Maybe you know about Lita Ford very well But do you know how old and tall is she, and what is her net worth in 2023? If you do not know, We have prepared this article about details of Lita Ford’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early life

Born as Carmelita Rossana Ford on September 19, 1958, in London, England, Lita Ford is a British-born American rock guitarist, vocalist, actress, and songwriter. Lita has British-Italian ancestry and belongs to white ethnicity. Her father was British while her mother was Italian by nationality.

When she was only four years old, her family moved to the US, and eventually, Lita took up the American nationality. She must have completed her early education in the US, but there is not any information about it. She was passionate about the guitar from the very early age, so she started learning it at the age of 11.

Personal Life

Unlike her professional career, Lita Ford couldn’t have a smooth personal life. First, she came into the relationship with guitarist Chris Holmes. She married him in 1990 but soon, their relationship met an end in 1992.

Just after two years, she found her new love. She married singer Jim Gillette in 1994. The couple is the proud parents of two sons. Their first son was born in 1997, while the second one was born in 2010. But now, they are reportedly separated. There hasn’t been any official announcement from both sides.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 19 September 1958, Lita Ford is 65 years old as of today’s date 3rd December 2023. Her height is 1.65 m tall, and her weight is 58 kg.


Lita was interested in music since her childhood. She didn’t even focus on her education and devoted all the time to the music only. She started learning guitar at the age of 11 and soon joined a rock band. When she became professional in guitar skills and also gained a bit of experience through performing at the local parties, she auditioned for the all-girl rock band ‘The Runaways’, which was at the development stage at that time. She managed to make a spot in the band and became the lead guitarist of the group.

But before she could enjoy the initial success of the group, it disbanded in 1979 and left all the group members jobless. For the next four years, Lita had to do odd jobs such as a fitness trainer and as a saleswoman to support herself financially. Finally, in 1983, she broke into heavy metal and released her debut and solo album ‘Out for Blood,’ but it went unnoticed. Lita again took disappeared for the next few years.

Then in 1988, she released her album ‘Lita,’ which garnered a huge critical and public acclaim. ‘Kiss me deadly’ and ‘Close my eyes forever’ are the most popular songs from this album. After this, she again took a break for almost one decade. She made a comeback in 2009 and released an album, but it couldn’t gain much success.

Awards & achievements

Lita had an irregular career. Maybe, this is why she could never win any awards. However, she got nominated for the ‘MTV Video Music Award’ for her song ‘Kiss me deadly.’

Net Worth & Salary of Lita Ford in 2023

Lita Ford Net Worth
Lita Ford Net Worth

Today, Lita Ford is 65 years old. Once, she had a successful career, but at the peak of her career, she decided to devote her time to her family and kids. This has certainly affected her professional life. She made a comeback after more than a decade, but by the time, her popularity had gone. So, you can say that she has been away from music for almost two decades. Still, the singing sensation has an impressive net worth of $4 million as of December 2023. She has made this amount of money solely through her music career.

Lita Ford has gained success in her career in her youth, but she chose her family over professional life. She is truly an ideal mother.


  1. you are wrong!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lita didnt take another decade long break between the Lita album and Wicked Wonderland album.. after the LITA album she did 3 more albums,,,,Stiletto, Dangerous Curves , and Black.. all of which were great albums!, and some of my favorites during those years,..all totaled she did 8 albums and 5 compilation albums and many appearances on other albums , you portray her as being lazy and not active enough in the music industry , sure she took a little time off for her raising two sons and dealing with a very publicly, messy divorce,,,but who wouldnt!, you should do more research before you write an article!

  2. Her birth name is not Carmelita, this is incorrect. It was Lita Rossana Ford. Even Lita herself doesn’t know where the Carmelita has come from. You might want to change this on here, as it actually offends her. thank you.

  3. Lita has no connection to the name Carmelita. Lita is correct according to the files. To say she once had a successful career again is false as she has done very well through the years and is
    a recognized rock icon by her fans and fellow rockers. She is a very respected musician. The fact that she took leave to raise a family cannot be held against her. That was her personal choice and should be respected. Once returning she has remained a popular artist that even though some trends have changed some remains on top of her game.

  4. I wonder if she is a Christian now. If she is I would love it if she would cut a Christian Rock album, maybe work with bands like White Cross, Golden Resurrection, Ken Tamplin, Theocracy, Stryper. For all you rockers that do not have a Christian radio station to listen to, go to it great!

  5. I think she is front runner in being an elder women’s guitarist i know she rocks and is quite active these days and she deserves more credit because she did raise a family she went thru hardships and she seems to be having fun like she did in her early career carry on lita and your characterization is way off

  6. Met Lita many times when she played in the Runaways. Admired her determination despite the problems thrown at her in the rock world. Looks like we both said goodbye to Hollywood to experience Arizona. 2021 – Long live Lita Ford another true rock ICON!

  7. She owns a home near my daughter. They were probably looking for houses around the same time. My daughter was considering one of two properties. She picked one. Lita bought the other one. it’s in Arizona. She might commute to LA occasionally for projects. My daughter is a model, so she does sometime.

  8. I was watching a video Lita made at the guitar show where she spoke of her “the twin” being made in either ’86 or ’82 as a prototype. It had to be in ’82 as I have a pearl white 6×12 twin Rich Botch made by BR jr certified 1982 in mint condition in its original Dallas Austin blue road case in collection. I cant tell if Lita’s is white or pearl white, but they are identical and they took a long time to make, so there cannot be many 1982’s in existing and odd that they are both white. I often wondered if Bernie made two and sent the prototype to Lita?


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