`Obsessed’ Frank Sinatra took 12 showers a day and always smelled of lavender

Updated: Jun 03, 2011, 11:37 AM IST

London: Late singing legend Frank Sinatra was obsessed with cleanliness and used to take a shower twelve times a day, his widow Barbara has revealed.

The American singer and actor’s wife gave a glimpse inside the private life and often troubled times of Frank, nicknamed Ol` Blue Eyes because of his shockingly blue eyes.

Barbara recalled how the late singer was both a generous romantic full of charisma and a terrible drunk with a furious temper.

She admitted that the legend was obsessed with cleanliness and would enter a room surrounded by a gentle waft of flowers.

“He was a guy who took about 12 showers a day. I mean, he was neat. He always smelled of lavender,” the Daily Mail quoted Barbara as saying.

Barbara, 84, the star`s fourth wife has written a book in remembrance of Ol` Blue Eyes where she shares similar secrets about the singer.

He died in her arms in 1998 at the age of 82 after 22 years of marriage.