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Olivia Newton John

Olivia Newton-John, AO, OBE (born 26 September 1948) is a British-born Australian singer, songwriter, and actress. She is a four-time Grammy award winner who has amassed five No. 1 and ten other Top Ten Billboard Hot 100 singles and two No. 1 Billboard 200 solo albums. Eleven of her singles (including two platinum) and 14 of her albums (including two platinum and four double platinum) have been certified gold by the RIAA. Her music has been successful in multiple genres including pop, country, and adult contemporary, and has sold an estimated 100 million records, making her one of the world's best-selling artists of all time. She co-starred with John Travolta in the film adaptation of the Broadway musical Grease, which featured one of the most successful soundtracks in Hollywood history.

Newton-John has been a long-time activist for environmental and animal rights issues. Since surviving breast cancer in 1992, she has been an advocate for health awareness becoming involved with various charities, health products and fundraising efforts. Her business interests have included launching several product lines for Koala Blue and co-owning the Gaia Retreat & Spa in Australia.

Newton-John has been married twice. She is the mother of one daughter, Chloe Rose Lattanzi, with her first husband, actor Matt Lattanzi. Her second husband is John Easterling.


In 1979, Olivia was nominated for a Golden Globe in the category of Best Motion Picture Actress - Musical/Comedy
for her role in the 1978 musical Grease.
In 1981, Olivia was nominated for a Razzie Award in the category of Worst Actress for her role in the 1980 film Xanadu.
Olivia was close friends with Karen Carpenter.
Olivia loves dark chocolate caramels.
Olivia was named one of the 50 most beautiful people by People Magazine.
Olivia's hit "Physical" sold over 2 million copies and hit the top ten on the Billboard charts for 10 consecutive weeks.
Olivia has had over 20 of her hits reach the top 10 charts and that includes 5 that reached number 1.
Though Olivia acts she is best known for her singing. She has over 25 top 40 singles.
Olivia's mother was a writer and her father was the headmaster in Cambridge Grammar school.
Olivia was stricken with breast cancer in 1992. She underwent surgery for it.
Olivia has a sister who is in show business as well. Her name is Rona Newton-John.
Olivia dropped out of high school in her mid-teens.
Olivia married Matt Lattanzi in 1984 and they divorced in 1995. They had one child together.
Olivia is 5’ 6” tall.
Olivia has several nicknames that were given to her. Livvy, The Goddess, Lovely Livvy and Olivia Neutron-Bomb.
Olivia was a part of the movie The Wedding Planner that was released in 2001 as the singer.
Olivia had her song Best of Friends used in the movie The Land Before Time.
Olivia had a DVD come out in 2004 titled 20th Century Masters: The Best of Olivia Newton-John- The DVD Collection.
Olivia had her song Physical used in the movie Meet the Focker in 2004.
When Olivia was cast as Sandy in Grease, her character's background had to be changed to accommodate her own background. In the original Broadway musical Sandy was an all-American girl and her last name was Dumbrowski. In the movie version, she became Sandy Olsson, foreign-exchange student from Australia.
Olivia had hardly done any acting before Grease, and was terrified of the idea of playing a lead role in a film musical. The more-experienced John Travolta was really supportive though, and sometimes when Olivia made a mistake during filming, he would make it look like it was his fault and take the blame for it.
In Olivia hit movie, Grease, Olivia had to be sewn into the pants for the dance number, You're The One That I Want. She admits that her biggest fear was that she was afraid that she would have to go to the bathroom, so she refrained from drinking liquids until the dance number was finished and shot.
Olivia is the granddaughter of Nobel prize winning physicist 'Max Born'.
Olivia attended University High school in Melbourne, Australia.
Olivia opened her clothing boutique, Koala Blue, with her friend Pat Farrar in 1986. The boutique closed in 1991 and they filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Olivia was invited to be the resident star for Cliff Richard's highly successful TV show in 1972.
Olivia was born in Cambridge, England. She and her family moved to Australia when she was five.
Olivia's First US #1 hit was If You Love Me, Let Me Know. The first of six.
Olivia's first Top Ten hit was Let Me Be There which peaked at #6 on Billboard's Hot 100.
Olivia's first hit single in the US was a cover of Bob Dylan's "If Not For You."
Olivia is a multi-platinum singing superstar with dozens of gold and platinum singles and albums to her credit.
Olivia has authored a children's book, A Pig Tale.

 

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