What she really wanted was a rich, groovy guy who could look after her and her small daughter, Heather, the legacy of a failed marriage.
And her number one target, it turned out, was a Beatle. Indeed, even before she'd met any of The Beatles, she told Nat Weiss, the American business partner of The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein, that she was going to marry Paul Mc Cartney It seemed highly unlikely.
It's not a surprise to see Nancy Shevell carrying a Stella Mc Cartney bag. It's got the signature Mc Cartney chainmail detail on the sides as well as a chic chain strap.
At £700 it is expensive but it's an investment piece that you will use forever.
It will look great dressing up skinny jeans or style it like Nancy with a little black dress.
Embarrassingly, John Lennon was in one of his lethal moods and made some crude sexual remarks to the young actress.
But Paul rescued her from his boorish mate, taking her into the bedroom, where they talked about what sort of food they liked.
'She was taking pictures like a little kitty-cat, on the rug or on the sofa. And the next day she said: "Guess who I spent the night with?
" ' It's because of this period in her life - 1966-68 - that Linda came to be tagged a groupie.
What she did have, though, was a full figure and a flirtatious manner that men found hard to resist.
Indeed, over a period of just two years, while working as a freelance photographer, she notched up approximately 20 lovers - most of whom were household names.
Back home, Britain was soon to be in the grip of Beatlemania.
The hardcore fans who tracked Paul everywhere quickly discovered that he'd moved into a boxroom at the top of the Ashers' home - and stood sentry at their front door.
Nancy, 53, accessorised with a turquoise snakeskin handbag and a pair of gold hoop earrings whilst keeping her brunette locks loose and wavy and opting for minimal make-up with just a touch of blush and eyeliner.