Olivia Newton-John Biography

Updated On Aug 27, 2018 Published On Aug 27, 2018
Facts of Olivia Newton-John
Date of Birth: 1948 , September-26
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
Height: 5 Feet 6 Inch
Name Olivia Newton-John
Birth Name Olivia Newton-John
Nick Name Olivia
Father Brinley Newton-John
Mother Irene Helene
Nationality English
Birth Place/City Cambridge, England
Religion Christian
Ethnicity White
Profession Singer, Actress
Net Worth $40 million
Hair Color Blonde
Face Color White
Weight in KG 60 kgs
Famous for Grease
Boyfriend Patrick McDermott
Married Yes
Married to John Easterling
Children 1
Divorce Matt Lattanzi
Education CHRIST CHURCH GRAMMAR SCHOOL
Awards Grammy Award
Movies Grease
TV Show The Happy Show
Albums If Not for You, Physical,Have You Never Been Mellow,I Honestly Love You
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Olivie Newton-john is a singer, actress, and a songwriter. She has won four Grammy Awards till now and has been successful to battle a fatal breast cancer.

Olivia was born in Cambridge, England, on September 26, 1948, and is amongst the youngest of three children of Brinley Newton-John and Irene Helene. She is English in terms of her nationality, and her ethnicity is white. Her family relocated to Australia in 1954.

She attended Christ Church Grammar School, from where she won her first musical contest in her school when she was just 12 years old, and later graduated from University High School.

Newton was 17 years of age when she made her film debut in Funny Things Happen Down Under, a 1965 film where she also sang the song Christmas Time Down Under. Soon enough, she won another musical talent contest, which let her travel back to England. In England, she signed her first record deal with Decca Records. With Decca Records, she released her first single titled Till You Say You'll Be Mine.

Later, she released a cover of Sara Dylan's ex-husband, Bob Dylan's song If Not For You, which gained her immense recognition and ultimately released her first ever solo album with the same name in 1971. The album first hit song was Let Me Be There which made it to the Top 100 on the US pop chart and also earned her first Grammy in the category of Best Country Female.

Her other musical hits include Have You Never Been Mellow, If You Love Me Let Me Know, Please Mr. Please and many others. Her record I Honestly Love You has also won a Grammy for record of the year, in 1974. Olivia has sold more than 100 million copies.

Apart from singing, she is also known for acting roles in Grease, a hit film from 1978 where she appeared opposite to John Travolta. She has also acted in other films like Xanadu (1980).

Talking about her personal life, Olivia has been a resident of California for many years. She has been married twice. She was married to her first husband Matt Lattanzi in 1986 and also shares a daughter named Chloe Rose with him. The couple later went through a divorce in April 1995.

Later, she got dated boyfriend Patrick McDermott, who mysteriously disappeared in June 2005. Rumors have it that he may be alive and is in Mexico. She was then married to John Easterling on June 21, 2008, at Cuzco, Peru.

Apart from these, as we have already mentioned above, Olivia was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992. Although she battled the disease with the aid of chemotherapy and partial mastectomy, there has been news that the disease resurfaced in May 2017. No updates on her health at present have been revealed.

Olivia has an estimated net worth of $40 million dollars. A major part of her net worth is an outcome of her career as an actress and singer. Besides, she also owns a chain of clothing stores named Koala Blue.

Olivia Newton-John

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Born in Cambridge, England

September 26 , 1948

Olivia was born to parents Brinley Newton-John and Irene Helene on September 26, 1948, in Cambridge, England. She was amongst the youngest of three children.

Debut film, FFunny Things Happen Down Under

1965

Olivia made her debut in the film Funny Things Happen Down Under in 1965. She was 17 years of age at the time and also sang Christmas Time Down Under for the film.

Released her First album

1971

Olivia released her first debut album in the year 1971, titled If Not For You, a title taken from Bob Dylan's song of the same name.

Grammy Award for I Honestly Love You

1974

Her 1974 album I Honestly Love You, has won a Grammy Award in the category of Record of the Year.

Starred in Grease

1978

She made her first film debut in Grease, a hit film of 1978 where she acted alongside John Travolta.

Married Matt Lattanzi

1986

She was married to Matt Lattanzi, in 1986. Together with Matt, she shares her only daughter Chloe Rose .

Divorced Matt Lattanzi

1995

After spending 9 years together and having a daughter, Olivia and Matt Lattanzi finally got divorced in the year 1995.

Affair with Patrick McDermott

2005

Olivia after her divorce was also engaged to boyfriend Patrick McDermott, who mysteriously disappeared in June 2005.

Married John Easterling

June 21 , 2008

Olivia was then married to John Easterling, an American entrepreneur on June 21, 2008, at Cuzco, Peru.

Diagnosed with Breast Cancer

1992

In 1992 Olivia was diagnosed with breast cancer, which she battled successfully, but the disease again resurfaced in May 2017.

Net worth is $40 million

2018

As of 2018, Olivia's net worth is estimated to be $40 million, which has been possible due to her successful career in singing and acting.