Olivia Newton-John

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Full Name Olivia Newton-John
Age 72 Years Old
Nick Name Olivia Newton-John
Gender Male
Famous As Actress, Singer
Birth Date September 26th, 1948
Birth Place Cambridge, England

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Olivia Newton-John is an English-Australian singer, songwriter, actress, entrepreneur, dancer, and activist. She is a four-time Grammy award winner who has amassed five number-one and ten other top ten Billboard Hot 100 singles and two number-one Billboard 200 solo albums. Newton-John has been a long-time activist for environmental and animal rights issues. She has been an advocate for health awareness, becoming involved with various charities, health products, and fundraising efforts.

Olivia Newton-John doesn't know how long she has left to live as she battles breast cancer

Olivia Newton-John shared the devastating news that she's battling breast cancer for the third time back in November. And now the Grease star, 70, has admitted she doesn't know how much longer she'll live as the chance of a cure for her condition - which is at stage four - is very slim.

Speaking to 60 Minutes, she said: "When you're given a cancer diagnosis or a scary illness diagnosis, you are suddenly given a possibility of a time limit. "If you believe the statistics, you're going to make them happen. If somebody tells you, 'you have six months to live', very possibly you will - because you believe that." Olivia decided it was better for her mental health if her doctors didn't tell her how long she had left, as she's chosen to put her efforts into cancer research.

Famous for

  • Playing Sandy in the musical film 'Grease'
  • Battled breast cancer and helped raise awareness through her music.

Early life of Olivia Newton-John

Olivia Newton-John was born on 26 September 1948 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. She holds multiple nationalities including British, Australian and American with white ethnicity and her birth sign is Libra. She was raised by her father Brinley Newton-John who was an MI5 officer and her mother Irene Born along with her brother Hugh who is a Doctor and sister Rona (1943-2013) who was an actress. Furthermore, She immigrated to Melbourne, Australia with her father at the age of six, where her father worked as a professor of German and as Master of Ormond College at the University of Melbourne. Later, she returned to England to live with her mother after she won a talent contest on television program Sing, Sing, Sing, hosted by 1960s Australian icon Johnny O'Keefe.

Regarding her education, Olivia attended Christ Church Grammar School and then University High School, near to Ormond College.

Body Measurements of Olivia Newton-John

How tall is Olivia Newton-John?

Multi-talented Olivia Newton-John stands a height of 5ft 6in and a weight of 52 kg. Additionally, She still has an attractive slim body figure with the measurements of 34-23-34 inches including grey eyes and blonde hair. 

Career of Olivia Newton-John

  •  She started her career as a regular on local Australian radio and television shows including HSV-7's The Happy Show where she performed as "Lovely Livvy".
  • She entered and won a talent contest on the television program Sing, Sing, Sing, hosted by 1960s Australian icon Johnny O'Keefe.
  • Newton-John recorded her first single, "Till You Say You'll Be Mine", in Britain for Decca Records in 1966.
  • In 1970 Newton-John was recruited for the group Toomorrow formed by American producer Don Kirshner. 
  • Newton-John released her first solo album, If Not For You (US No. 158 Pop), in 1971. 
  • Her follow-up single, "Banks of the Ohio", was a top 10 hit in the UK and Australia and She was voted Best British Female Vocalist two years in a row by the magazine Record Mirror.
  • Encouraged by expatriate Australian singer Helen Reddy, Newton-John left the UK and moved to the US. 
  • Newton-John's career foundered in the United States after 'If Not For You'.
  • Newton-John's "Let Me Be There" was released in 1973. The song reached the American Top 10 on the Pop (No. 6), Country (No. 7), and AC (No. 3) charts and earned her a Grammy for Best Country Female and an Academy of Country Music award for Most Promising Female Vocalist.
  • In addition to her Grammy for "Let Me Be There", Newton-John was also named the Country Music Association Female Vocalist of the Year in 1974.
  • In 1979, Newton-John received the Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) medal from Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace in London.
  • Newton-John's career rose after she starred in the film adaptation of the Broadway musical Grease in 1978.
  • Grease became the biggest box-office hit of 1978.
  • Newton-John became the second woman to have two singles – "Hopelessly Devoted to You" and "Summer Nights" – in the Billboard Top 5 simultaneously.
  • Newton-John's performance earned her a People's Choice Award for Favorite Film Actress and also was nominated for a Golden Globe as Best Actress in a Musical.
  • In November 1978, she released her next studio album, Totally Hot, which became her first solo Top 10 (No. 7) album.
  • In 1981, Newton-John released her most successful studio album, the double-platinum 'Physical'.
  • Newton-John's music career cooled again with the release of her next studio album, the gold Soul Kiss (No. 29 Pop), in 1985.
  •  In January 1986, after some break due to her pregnancy, Newton-John resumed her recording career with the 1988 album, The Rumour. The album was promoted by an HBO special, Olivia Down Under.
  • Newton-John with another comeback in 1992 when she compiled her third hits collection, Back to Basics – The Essential Collection 1971–1992. 
  • Shortly after the album's release, Newton-John was diagnosed with breast cancer, forcing her to cancel all publicity for the album, including the tour.
  • Newton-John battled cancer and recovered and has since become an advocate for breast cancer research and other health issues. 
  • In 1991, she became the National Spokesperson for the Colette Chuda Environmental Fund/CHEC (Children's Health Environmental Coalition) 
  •  In 1994, she released Gaia: One Woman's Journey which chronicled her ordeal.
  •  In 2005, she released Stronger Than Before, which was sold exclusively in the U.S. by Hallmark. 
  • In 2008, she raised funds to help build the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre in Melbourne, Australia. 
  • Newton-John was featured in UniGlobe Entertainment's breast cancer docu-drama, 1 a Minute, released in October 2010.
  • She also continued her singing career where she and Farnham performed "Dare to Dream" at the Opening Ceremony of the 2000 Sydney Olympics In 1998
  • She returned to Nashville to record Back with a Heart (No. 59 Pop). The album returned her to the Top 10 (No. 9) on the Country Albums chart.
  • Newton-John also released several Christmas albums. 
  • Newton-John released another concert DVD, Olivia Newton-John and the Sydney Symphony: Live at the Sydney Opera House, and a companion CD, Olivia's Live Hits, in January 2008.
  •  In 2008, Newton-John took part in the BBC Wales program Coming Home about her Welsh family history.
  •  In January 2011, Newton-John began filming the comedy A Few Best Men in Australia with director Stephan Elliott, in the role of mother of the bride.
  •  In November 2012, Newton-John teamed with John Travolta to make the charity album This Christmas, in support of the Olivia Newton-John Cancer & Wellness Centre and the Jett Travolta Foundation. 
  • In March 2013 she toured the UK performing in Bournemouth, London, Brighton, Birmingham, and Manchester.
  • In 2015, Newton-John was a guest judge on an episode of RuPaul's Drag Race.
  • In May 2017, it was announced that Newton-John's breast cancer had returned and metastasized to her lower back.
  • On 25 June 2019, The New York Times Magazine listed Olivia Newton-John among hundreds of artists whose material was destroyed in the 2008 Universal fire.

Additionally,

  • Newton-John's television work included starring in two Christmas films, A mother for Christmas (1990),  A Christmas Romance (1994) – both Top 10 Nielsen hits and many more.
  •  In 2010, Newton-John starred in the film Score: A Hockey Musical, released in Canada.

Personal life of Olivia Newton-John

Who is Olivia Newton-John married to?

Olivia Newton-John has been married twice. Currently, she is married to John Easterling in 2008. But previously, she was married to her long-time boyfriend, actor Matt Lattanzi, in December 1984 and was divorced in 1995. They also had a daughter named Chloe Rose, who was born in January 1986. After her divorce, she dated  Patrick McDermott. The couple dated on and off for nine years. Later, McDermott disappeared on a fishing trip off the Californian coast in 2005. Newton-John, who was in Australia at the time of his disappearance, and was never a suspect in McDermott's disappearance.

Birthday of Olivia Newton-john

Olivia Newton-John celebrates her birthday on the 26th of September. Currently, she is 70 years old.

Net worth of Olivia Newton-John

The 70 years old multi-talented Olivia Newton-John has earned a good amount of money from her career and is living a luxurious life with her husband. As of 2019, her net worth is $40 Million.