The second daughter of Sylvia and Morty Fine, Fran was raised in Flushing, New York along with her older sister Nadine.
It was around this time when Peter realised he was gay, prompting the couple to divorce in 1999.
The pair have since reconciled and are now close friends.
After graduating from high school in 1982, Fran attended cosmetology college while working as a foot model.
She later worked in the bridal dress shop of her boyfriend, Danny, after being 'pre-engaged' for three-years.
Trauma: During an interview with Studio 10 this Wednesday, The Nanny star explained: 'I really didn't deal with my pain for many, many, many years - with the rape. I mean, I ended up with a cancer'Fran's ex-husband Peter Marc Jacobson was also interviewed, and he discussed the home invasion that ended in the rape of his then-wife back in 1985.'The whole rape experience was so surreal.