Donna Summer kept her daughters grounded and inspired them to work hard
The Queen of Disco, a.k.a. Donna Summer has her iconic music and three beautiful daughters to keep her legacy alive even after her sad and sudden demise in 2012.
One might think, growing up as the daughters of a Disco Queen would be filled with glamour and easy ways. But that was not the case with Summer's girls. She raised them to be humble and grounded.
Daughters Of Disco Queen Donna Summer
Summer had three children—Natalia Pia Melanie from her first marriage with Austrian actor Helmut Sommer, and Brooklyn and Amanda from her second marriage with singer/musician Bruce Sudano.
Today, Natalia Pia is an artist and owns a handcrafted jewelry line. Married to Richard Matther Dohler, Natalia Pia, aka 'Mimi Dohler,' is a proud mama of four.
She usually shares photos from her childhood on occasions like Mother's Day and her mother's birthday. Evidently, Natalia was very close to her mom and misses her dearly.
Brooklyn Sudano, on the other hand, is an actress and a successful model. She has featured in advertising campaigns of brands like Clean & Clear and Clairol. One of the most acknowledged roles of Brooklyn is Christy Epping on the American science fiction thriller miniseries, 11.22.63.
In one of Brooklyn's Instagram posts, she has credited her mom for everything she has achieved. The actress also shared that it was her mother who taught her and her sister Amanda the importance of working.
We (Brooklyn and Amanda Sunado) were put to work. We had a few summers where we did grunt work as steaming the band's clothes while riding on the tour bus. Our parents wanted us to have an understanding of what it was like to put on a production.
Given the musical history and legacy of late disco queen summer, it comes as no surprise that one of her children got into music. Amanda and her now-husband together formed a musical duo Johnnyswim.
Despite being a five-time Grammy winner and an iconic artist who reigned in the late 70s and early 80s, Summer was a humble mother who taught her kids to be grounded, modest and hardworking. One of the reasons behind this was the struggle of Queen of Disco and how that shaped her.
Summer's Amazing Journey in Music
At a young age, Summer was appreciated and acknowledged by her peers for her musical performance in church and schools. When she was 19, she moved to New York and joined the band called Crow. The band eventually dissolved as they couldn't land a recording contract.
After the band failed to take flight, Summer auditioned for a role in a musical group. She was selected and hence traveled to Germany with the musical's production team. When in Germany, the singer became fluent in German and sang many songs in German. When she was 20, she released her first single, 'Aquarius,' which was also in German.
A force to be reckoned with throughout her career, she boasted 42 hit singles on 'The US Billboard Hot 100.' On top of that, 14 of those 42 singles managed to reach the top ten.