|Real Name/Full Name
|Lita Rosanna Ford
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:
|London, United Kingdom
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:
|19 September 1958
|65 years old
|In Centimetres – 165 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 5″
|In Kilograms – 58Kg
In Pounds – 128 lbs
|Father – Harry Leonard Ford
Mother – Isabella Ford
|Chris Holmes (m. 1990; div.1992)
Jim Gillette (m. 1994; div.2011)
|James Leonard Gillette, Rocco Gillette
|American heavy metal guitarist, actress, vocalist, and songwriter
Lita is an American guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter. In the 1970s she was the lead guitarist for the all-female rock band the Runaways before she decided on doing glam metal solo as a career. They were easily noticed in the rock world due to their punkish sound and rebellious lyrics. She released a single titled Close My Eyes Forever in 1989, a duet with Ozzy Osbourne. Lita was awarded as the certified GUITAR Legend Award by the Guitar player magazine.
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Biography and Early Life
Lita was born in London, England. Her father was Harry Lenard Ford an English soldier and Isabella Benevento an Italian nurse mother. They relocated in Long Beach, California when she was in second grade together with her family. She began playing the guitar at the age of 11 with inspiration from Ritchie Blackmore’s work with Deep Purple. Lita vocal range is Mezzo Soprano.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Lita Ford in 2024 and what is her height and weight? Well, Lita Ford’s age is 65 years old as of today’s date 4th March 2024 having been born on 19 September 1958. Though, she is 5′ 5″ in feet and inches and 165 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 128 lbs in Pound and 58kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Brown and hair color is Blonde.
Lita’s information about her educational background is not detailed. There is almost no information about her education but sure enough, she went to high school.
Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids
Lita was engaged to Tommy Lommi of Black Sabbath who co-produced her album The Bride Wore Black that was never released. Later on she got married to Chris Holmes a W.A.S.P guitarist but they divorced after a while and Lita met Jim Gillette a former Nitro vocalist and they got married and moved to the Turks and Caicos Islands.
They have two sons together, James and Rocco Gillette where her husband operated a small building and real estate developing business. In 2011, they divorced after Gillette turned their children against her. At the end of the relationship, he became an advocate of awareness of parental alienation.
Is Lita Lesbian?
Ford is Straight. She has been in a relationship with different men throughout her unsuccessful marriage life. In her Lita book she the reason for leaving the runway was because she concluded all her bandmate were gay which made her uncomfortable. She found it strange how they always giggled more about girls rather than have interests in guys like her.
Ford joined the Runaways, all-female rock band by recording impresario Kim Fowley and released their first album in 1976. It became successful after gaining a huge attention and touring act while ford became their lead guitar an integral element of the band’s sound. The band finally broke up in 1979.
For about four years, Lita had to do odd jobs for survival like a fitness trainer and as a saleswoman to support herself financially. She signed with Mercury Records in 1982 and released her solo album after a year entitled Out for Blood though it disappointed her. In 1984, she released Dancing on the Edge as it achieved success and the world recognized her. Her other song like fire in my heart and gotta let go performed well on the top rock charts. She released her album Lita in 1988 which earned huge critical and public attention.
Her songs Kiss me Deadly, Close my Eyes Forever are the most popular songs from this album. In 1990 she released an album called Stiletto that included singles like Hungry and Lisa that were dedication to her mother though it didn’t manage to hit. Dangerous Curves was released immediately and it featured singles like Shot of Poison which was her last single to reach the sites. She, later on, released another album in 2009 though it didn’t gain much success as the previous ones. In 2018, she appeared in The Top Ten Revealed in an AXS TV in which she was featured in each episode.
She was nominated for the MTV Awards for her song Kiss Me Deadly. She received the first she Rocks Award in 2017 which was meant to pay tribute to women who stand out in the music industry. She was also nominated for Grammy Award in the 1980. She hasn’t earned other awards over the years due to her irregular music career.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Lita Ford in 2024
As of 2024, Lita has an estimated net worth of $5 million. She has earned this enormous wealth from her professional career. Even though she never concentrated on her career, the effort she made while in singing contributed to the wealth. The book she wrote has brought back some amount in her account.
Lita had a successful career over the years but with time she decided to concentrate on her family and kids which has affected her personal life. She came back to singing after a decade by then her popularity had already vanished but she still managed to make a few hits.