Francine Sinatra Anderson (born November 16, 1972) is a 50 year old American woman better known as the oldest of Frank Sinatra Jr’s four children. Francine had been off the limelight owing to the fact that she leads a private life and did not get much reception from her biological father, Frank Sinatra Jr.
However, after her father’s death in 2016, fans around the globe are just as curious as the proverbial cat to know more about the first seed of the legendary singer. It is indeed ironic that her father’s demise shot her into the limelight. Frank and Francine didn’t exactly have that father-daughter relationship as Frank denied to accept Francine as his daughter.
How Old is Francine Sinatra Anderson and When was She Born?
Frank’s affair of four years with Mary Wallner produced a child named Francine who was born on November 16, 1972, in the United States of America. Despite being born as the eldest child of Frank Sinatra Jr., he refused to acknowledge her as his daughter. Her father had reportedly been an absentee dad but never failed to pay childcare support as when due.
Francine, who had led a private life, has not updated her fans on where she attended her high school and college. But it is safe to say that she was educated in the United States. More so, there are no traces of her graduation or Academic Affairs on her social media handles.
Was Frank Sinatra Ever Married to Mary Wallner, Francine’s Mother?
The love relationship that ensued between Mary Wallner and Frank Sinatra lasted for four years, but they never made it down the aisle. When they had Francine, the couple was not legally tied. They only had a long-term relationship.
Shortly after the birth of their daughter, Francine, the relationship between the duo ended. Thereafter, Frank didn’t only sever ties with his ex-girlfriend Mary but with his new daughter.
How Involved was Frank Sinatra Jr. in Francine Sinatra Anderson’s Childhood?
As is the case with most children who grew up without a father figure in the picture, life was not so rosy for Francine. One would think that Frank would be a great dad just as he was a great singer, but his four kids think otherwise. Francine had grown up to be constantly rejected and neglected by her father. This has had its fair toll on her as she constantly keeps away from the spotlight.
Frank had only contributed financially for her upkeep and tuition, but Francine’s mother, Mary Wallner, wanted more than a few dollar bills; she wanted Frank to acknowledge Francine as his daughter. She had written to Frank Sinatra Sr. about his granddaughter and was shocked to learn that Frank Sinatra Jr. never spoke about his daughter to his father.
Mary’s act infuriated Frank Sinatra Jr., and this resulted in a paternity suit drama. Mary’s lawsuit of 1980 didn’t get Frank to acknowledge Francine, but it did give the young lass a chance at the Sinatra family gathering.
Meet Francine Sinatra Anderson’s Resilient Mother, Mary Wallner
Mary Wallner is one of Frank Sinatra’s baby mama. She had a four-year-old affair with Frank which produced a baby girl, Francine. Her ethnicity or vocation is not known. All there’s to know about her is her name and her little escapades with the legendary singer.
It’s noteworthy that her persistent approach gave her daughter a place in the Sinatra family gatherings. An act she doesn’t regret. Speaking to a news outlet, she said thus: “I wrote to Frank Sr and told him I did not want anything from him. I wanted him to know about Francine. Frank Jr was furious. To this day I think that’s the first Frank Sr knew about his granddaughter.”
How Many Siblings Does Francine Sinatra Anderson Have?
Francine is one out of the four children born to Frank Sinatra, all out of wedlock. To recap, Francine was born to Frank Sinatra by his then-girlfriend, Mary Wallner. She is the eldest child of the American singer. As of the time of our writing, she is 50 years old. Interestingly all of Francine’s siblings and, of course, Frank’s, were born to women whose names were Mary except one.
Natalie Oglesby Skalla is Francine’s Immediate Younger Sibling
- Date of Birth: 24th September 1977
- Age: 45 years old
She is the second child and daughter of Frank Sinatra. She was a product of a love relationship that ensued between Frank and Mary Sue Oglesby. At the time of our writing, she is 45 years old. Unlike all her siblings, her father waited till she was due for college before he became financially committed.
Francis Wayne Sinatra is Frank’s First Son
- Date of Birth: 8th May 1978
- Age: 44 years old
Despite being the first son of Frank Sinatra and named after his father, Francis was constantly rejected by his father. He was not included in his father’s obituaries and or Will. He was the product of Frank’s affair with Mary Fleming, he is 44 years old at the time of our writing.
Michael Francis Sinatra is Frank’s Fourth Known Child
- Date of Birth: 1st March 1987
- Age: 35 years old
Michael Francis Sinatra is the only acknowledged child of Frank Sinatra. He was born to Frank by his secretary cum mistress Patricia Wards. He was intensely proud of his son, and they both had quality time together.
After his father’s death, he inherited his $50 million estate. Michael, who appears to be married to a Japanese woman and has three beautiful children, is 35 years old at the time of our writing.
Francine Sinatra Leads a Private Life
For a celebrity child like Francine, it’s well understood if she chooses to keep a low profile just to keep her sanity in check. However, Francine appears to have taken hers a little to the extreme, which has made it very hard to decipher her moves or achievements. Hence, it’s still a little bit tacky to tell whether or not she’s married, dating, or has a child.
Since Francine did not inherit any assets from her wealthy father and her occupation is still in the dark, it is impossible to estimate her net worth. However, it’s safe to say that she’s living her best life.