Natalie Oglesby Skalla: Abandoned Daughter Of Frank Sinatra Jr. 

Natalie Oglesby Skalla is famously known as the daughter of Frank Sinatra Jr. Frank was a songwriter, singer, and conductor. 

Natalie always had a strained relationship with her dad. Let us learn more about her and her relationship with her father.

Quick Bio

Full NameNatalie Oglesby Skalla 
Famous forDaughter of Frank Sinatra Jr. 
GenderFemale
Date of Birth1977
BirthplaceUnited States of America
Age47 years (As of 2024)
FatherFrank Sinatra Jr.
MotherMary Sue Oglesby
Siblings Francis Wayne Sinatra, Michael Francis Sinatra & Francine Sinatra Anderson
GrandparentsNancy Barbato, Frank Sinatra, & Mary Kathryn Oglesby, Gerald Joseph
Marital StatusMarried
Spouse Brian Skalla
ProfessionTherapeutic riding instructor
NationalityAmerican
EthnicityWhite
Sexual OrientationStraight

About Natalie Oglesby Skalla

Natalie Oglesby Skalla was born in 1977 in the United States of America. She got her name after her great grandmother name Natalie Della Garaventa.

Born to Frank Sinatra Jr. and Mary Sue Oglesby, she is now 47 years old lady. Specific details about her early life, education and career are not publicly available.

Natalie’s Dad, Frank Sinatra Jr.

Frank Sinatra Jr., born on January 10, 1944, in Jersey City, New Jersey. Frank Jr., son of the legendary Frank Sinatra and Nancy Barbato Sinatra. 

Frank Sinatra Jr
PHOTO: BBC NEWS

Choosing the path of singing in his father’s style, Frank Jr., born into fame, struggled to establish a unique identity. A pivotal moment in 1963 was his kidnapping.

Frank Jr., also an actor and writer, notably appeared in films like Hollywood Homicide, Aru heishi no kake, and Dream for an Insomniac. 

He married Cynthia Sinatra and, after a life in the spotlight, passed away on March 16, 2016, in Daytona Beach, Florida, USA.

Her Mother, Mary Sue Oglesby

Mary Sue Oglesby, born on December 26, 1947, in Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, USA, is one of the numerous women Frank Sinatra dated. Together, they had Natalie after a long relationship. 

Mary Sue Oglesby
PHOTO: FIND A GRAVE

Natalie, an American of white ethnicity, grew up with her mother. Natalie’s mother worked as the Resident Manager of the Marella Apartments. 

While not much is known about her education, her grandparents include the iconic singer and actor Frank Sinatra, Nancy Barbato, Gerald Joseph, and Mary Kathryn Oglesby.

Natalie Oglesby’s Siblings

Natalie has siblings from her father’s side, and even though he had four children out-of-wedlock, he officially acknowledged only his son Michael Francis Sinatra. 

Michael is a jazz singer-musician and Las Vegas entertainer, as mentioned on his website. Additionally, Francine Sinatra Anderson and Francis Wayne Sinatra are also Natalie’s siblings.

Natalie was abandoned by Frank Sinatra Jr.

Although arrival of Natalie Oglesby Skalla with her mother was planned, Frank Sinatra Jr. ended up ignoring his daughter. Even though he paid about $1,500 for pregnancy-related bills, it seemed he didn’t fully accept his daughter. 

He was absent during her birth, only flying Mary and the newborn child to Wichita, Kansas, to see Natalie for the first time.

Eventually, he distanced himself, promising child support. Like her half-siblings, Francine Sinatra Anderson and Francis Wayne Sinatra, Natalie faced the neglect of their father. 

For unknown reasons, Francis Sinatra Jr. refused to be a father figure. Natalie grew up without acknowledgment or financial support from her father, who only started contributing to her education in college. 

Despite the strained relationship, she found happiness growing up under her mother’s care, knowing her father chose not to recognize her as his daughter.

Her Career

Natalie Oglesby Skalla is a therapeutic riding instructor, as revealed in an Instagram post by Equine Empowerment. 

Recognized for her strong work ethic and achieving PATH Intl. Instructor certification, Natalie is devoted to aiding others through therapeutic riding.

The post highlighted her background in horse showing, rodeo, and riding, emphasizing her significant support for Equine Empowerment. 

Despite her achievements, Natalie has chosen a low-key life, keeping her businesses private and staying away from the spotlight.

Natalie’s Personal Life

Natalie Oglesby Skalla is reportedly married to a man named Brian Skalla, but there’s limited information about their relationship. 

Details about when they met, got married, or how long they have been together remain unknown. 

Despite the lack of public details, Natalie and Brian Skalla are thought to be leading a happy married life, choosing to keep their personal matters low-key.