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. Let’s find out how she managed to achieve this much success and how much is her net worth in 2019.
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 the nationality. When she was only 4 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 guitar since the very early age, so she started learning it at the age of 11.
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 2 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 the sides.
Lita was interested in music since her childhood. She didn’t even focused 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 experience through performing at the local parties, she auditioned for 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 next 4 years, Lita had to do odd jobs such as 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 ‘MTV Video Music Award’ for her song ‘Kiss me deadly.’
Net worth of Lita Ford
Today, Lita Ford is 60 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 the music for almost 2 decades. Still, the singing sensation has an impressive net worth of $4.5 million. She has made this amount of money solely through her music career.
Lita Ford has gained the success in her career in her youth, but she chose her family over the professional life. She is truly an ideal mother.