Olivia Newton-John is a legendary singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, actress, and activist. There isn’t much that the multi-talented artist has not achieved in life. Her contributions to music have been described as legendary, her acting, simply iconic and her impact in the business world considered inspiring. Beyond this, Olivia Newton-John has touched many lives through her humanitarianism and her wide-reaching activism which was spurred on by her survival of breast cancer in 1992.
Some of Olivia’s popular songs include Heart Attack, If Not for You, Have You Never Been Mellow, If You Love Me, Summer Nights, Let Me Know, You’re the One That I Want, Let Me Be There, Hopelessly Devoted to You, I Honestly Love You, Physical, and Twist of Fate. Physical, which is considered one of her biggest hits, held the number one spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 for ten weeks consistently and sold a whopping 2 million copies all over the world.
For her acting career, Oliva Newton-John was catapulted into super-stardom in 1978 when she co-starred with John Travolta in one of the most successful musical movie of all time – Grease. Other films the actress has appeared in include A Few Best Men, Funny Things Happen Down Under, Tomorrow, Sordid Lives, Xanadu, It’s My Party, and Two of A Kind.
Biography and Age
Olivia Newton-John was born on the 26th of September, 1948, in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England. She is the youngest child of Irene and Bryn Newton-John. At the age of five, her family relocated to Melbourne, Australia where she was raised alongside her two other siblings; her older sister, Rona, and brother, Hugh.
She achieved her early education at Christ Church Grammar School before proceeding to Australia’s University High School where she had her high school education. Unfortunately, the young talent was not able to complete her education and had to drop out in her mid-teens.
Olivia started experimenting with music at an early age, but she first came into fame when she won the “Sing, Sing, Sing” talent contest. Before long, the rising star was making regular appearances on weekly pop music programs and local daytime TV shows in Australia.
She moved back to England for a time and eventually in 1975, she moved to the United States. During the time she relocated to London temporarily, she teamed up with Pat Carroll, a friend from Australia and together, they created a double act “Pat & Olivia,”. The duo had a great time touring clubs and army bases all over the United Kingdom and Europe.
What is Olivia Newton-John’s Net Worth?
Olivia Newton-John has accumulated an enviable net worth of $40 million which has accrued through her career in music and acting. Her business acumen which includes co-owning the Gaia Retreat & Spa in Australia and several product lines under the umbrella of Koala Blue has also contributed to her net worth.
Family: Daughter & Husband
Olivia Newton-John has been married twice in her life. Her first marriage was to Matt Lattanzi, an actor she met on the set of Xanadu. The two got married on the 15th of December 1984. The couple has a daughter, Chloe Rose Lattanzi, who was born in 1986. Chloe, who is very close to her mother, is married to James Driskill, who owns a Marijuana business. Unfortunately, Olivia and Matt’s marriage came to an end in 1995 after ten years of marriage.
Olivia’s second marriage was to John Easterling (commonly known as Amazon John), the founder of Amazon Herb Company. The two got married on the 21st of June 2008. The couple met 15 years earlier, but their friendship turned into a romantic relationship in 2007, just a year before they tied the knot. Currently, Olivia and John are involved in spreading information on the health values found in the botanicals of the Amazon and the importance of preserving the rainforest.
Olivia Newton-John’s Battle With Cancer
The legendary entertainer was diagnosed with breast cancer the same weekend her father died, leading to her canceling all publicity for her upcoming album. She underwent surgery for the breast cancer in 1992. Overcoming the battle with cancer inspired her album, Gaia, which is a reflection of her experience with cancer.
Being open about her cancer experience earned her a lot of respect and enhanced her popularity. In collaboration with Austin Health, she created the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre (ONJCWC). The ONJCWC which is located on the Austin Campus Melbourne, Australia was opened in June 2012 after Olivia led a group of cancer survivors to raise almost 200 million on a trek across the Great Wall of China.
Olivia has been in remission from breast cancer since 1992 but unfortunately, it returned in 2017. Hopefully, her fight this time around will be as equally successful.
Height, Weight & Body Measurements
The singer/songwriter stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches and weighs 52 kg. Her body stats are 34-23-34 inches. She wears a dress size of 6 US and shoe size of 9 US. She maintains her figure by eating healthy and exercising.