Music videos are too sexy says Nancy Sinatra as she slams raunchy stars 

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  • Singer has said performances of modern female stars are overly sexualised
  • Said her father would have hated the provocative pop videos of today
  • Said we are ‘foolhardy and foolish to promote that kind of behaviour’ 
  • Was speaking ahead of a new show to mark centenary of her father’s birth

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She was known as one of the most sultry sex sirens of the 1960s.

But singer Nancy Sinatra has delivered a withering verdict of modern music, claiming the performances of female stars are overly sexualised.

The 74-year-old, who is the daughter of Frank Sinatra, said her father would have hated the provocative pop videos of today.

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Nancy Sinatra has hit out at today's pop videos, describing them as 'unfortunate' and 'disrespectful' 

Nancy Sinatra has hit out at today’s pop videos, describing them as ‘unfortunate’ and ‘disrespectful’ 

Nancy and Frank Sinatra, pictured together in 1966
Nancy Sinatra performing in 1969

Nancy, pictured with her father Frank in 1966 (left) and (right) performing on stage in 1969 – she was speaking ahead of the opening of a new show at the London Palladium to mark the centenary of her father’s birth

The US star – whose 1966 hit These Boots Are Made for Walkin’ caused controversy for its raunchy imagery – said of explicit music videos: ‘It’s unfortunate that women feel that they have to resort to something sensational. I think it’s better to really make yourself proud of your music.

‘I think it’s better to really make yourself proud of your music and your songs and your voice, and not sensationalise everything. I think that’s disrespectful to yourself.’

Referring to the explicit videos, she said: ‘We don’t need that stuff and people who are talented and who do good work don’t need that. They don’t need to resort to that. 

‘We are foolish and foolhardy to promote that kind of behaviour. All the videos I see now are sexy and raunchy, what’s the point? I don’t get it.’

Asked if her father would have approved, the singer and actress – whose signature mini-skirted look turned her into a sex symbol – replied: ‘God no, he would have hated this.’

Nancy Sinatra, pictured on Tuesday, has delivered a withering verdict of modern music, claiming the performances of female stars are overly sexualised

Nancy Sinatra, pictured on Tuesday, has delivered a withering verdict of modern music, claiming the performances of female stars are overly sexualised

Her comments come after singer Annie Lennox criticised a ‘recent spate of overtly sexualised performances and videos’ and accused record companies of ‘peddling highly styled pornography with musical accompaniment.’ 

It also comes in the wake of pop sensation Miley Cyrus going fully nude in her Wrecking Ball video and infamously twerking with Robin Thicke at an MTV awards ceremony. 

Elsewhere, Kylie Minogue faced criticism when she appeared in raunchy footage in her single ‘Sexercise’, while Rihanna’s S&M video contained scenes of ‘sexual bondage, dominance and sadomasochism’ – and even led to a warning from watchdog Ofcom to broadcasters. 

The singer was speaking ahead of the opening of a new show at the London Palladium to mark the centenary of her father’s birth.

It will combine performance footage from the vaults with a 24-piece orchestra and 20 dancers. 

She added: ‘The Palladium was the first show that dad did outside of the United States. It was on July 10, 65 years ago. July 10 is the opening night of the Palladium show in 2015.

‘It’s very meaningful to all of us. He loved that theatre. It’s a very beautiful theatre. I think It’s going to create magic.’ 

Sinatra: The Man And His Music at the London Pa3058748lladium opens on July 10. Tickets are available at www.sinatraonstage.com

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