Olivia Newton-John is a legendary singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, actress, and activist. There is not much that this multi-talented artist has not achieved in life. Her contributions to music have been described as legendary, her acting performance as simply iconic, and her influence in the business world as inspiring. In addition, Olivia Newton-John has touched many lives through her humanism and wide-ranging activism spurred by her survival from 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, considered one of her greatest hits, consistently held the top spot in Billboards Hot 100 for ten weeks and sold a whopping 2 million copies worldwide.
As for her acting career, Oliva Newton-John was catapulted to superstardom in 1978 when she starred with John Travolta in one of the most successful musical films of all time – Grease. Other films in which the actress has appeared 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 September 26, 1948, in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England. She is the youngest child of Irene and Bryn Newton-John. At the age of five, her family moved to Melbourne, Australia, where she grew up with her two other siblings, her older sister Rona and her brother Hugh.
She received her early education at Christ Church Grammar School before going to Australia’s University High School where she received her high school education. Unfortunately, the young talent could not complete her education and had to drop out at the age of mid ten.
Olivia began experimenting with music at an early age, but she only gained fame when she won the “Sing, Sing, Sing” talent contest. It wasn’t long before the rising star appeared regularly on weekly pop music shows and local daytime television shows in Australia.
For a while, she moved back to England, and finally, she moved to the United States in 1975. During the time she temporarily moved to London, she teamed up with Pat Carroll, a friend from Australia, and together they created the double act “Pat & Olivia”. The duo had a great time touring clubs and army bases throughout Britain and Europe.
What is Olivia Newton-John’s Net Worth?
Olivia Newton-John has amassed an enviable net worth of $40 million, which she has accumulated through her career as a musician and actress. Her business acumen, which includes co-ownership of Gaia Retreat & Spa in Australia and several product lines under the Koala Blue umbrella, has also contributed to her net worth.
Family: Daughter & Husband
Olivia Newton-John was married twice in her life. Her first marriage was to Matt Lattanzi, an actor she met on the set of Xanadu. The couple married on December 15, 1984, and have a daughter, Chloe Rose Lattanzi, born in 1986. Chloe, who is very close to her mother, is married to James Driskill, who owns a marijuana business. Unfortunately, the marriage of Olivia and Matt ended in 1995 after ten years of marriage.
Olivia’s second marriage was to John Easterling (commonly known as Amazon John), the founder of the Amazon Herb Company. The couple met 15 years earlier, but their friendship turned into a romantic relationship in 2007, just one year before they entered into marriage. Currently, Olivia and John are involved in spreading information about the health values found in Amazonian plants 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, which led her to cancel all advertising for her upcoming album. She underwent surgery for breast cancer in 1992. Overcoming the fight against cancer inspired her to create her album Gaia, which reflects her experiences with cancer.
Speaking openly about her cancer experience earned her a lot of respect and increased her popularity. In collaboration with Austin Health, she founded the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Center (ONJCWC). The ONJCWC, located on the Austin Campus Melbourne, Australia, opened in June 2012 after Olivia led a group of cancer survivors who raised nearly 200 million on a walk across the Great Wall of China.
Olivia has been in remission from breast cancer since 1992, but unfortunately, she will return in 2017. It is to be hoped that her fight will be just as successful this time.
Height, Weight & Body Measurements
The singer/songwriter stands at a height of 1.5 m 6 inches and weighs 52 kg. Their height is 34-23-34 inches. She wears a dress size of 6 US and a shoe size of 9 US. She maintains her figure through healthy nutrition and exercise.