Hottest Pictures Of Olivia Newton-John. Olivia Newton-John is an English actress and songwriter. She is best known for playing Sandy in the musical movie Grease. She has also battled cancer and used her music to raise awareness about it. Olivia was born on September 26, 1948, in Cambridge, United Kingdom. Her parents are Brinley “Bryn” Newton-John and Irene Born Helene.
She is of Welsh, Jewish, and German descent. She is the granddaughter of the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Max Born, who fled from Germany to Britain during World War II to escape the Nazi regime. She is also the third cousin of Ben Elton and the great-granddaughter of the jurists’ Victor Ehrenburg and Rudolf von Jhering.
Olivia’s father was an MI5 officer and was part of the Enigma project at Bletchley Park. He took Rudolf Hess into custody during World War II. Later, he became the headmaster of Cambridgeshire High School when Olivia was born.
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She is the youngest of the three children. Her brother, Hugh, was a medical doctor and her sister, Rona, was an actress who was married to Jeff Conaway. When Olivia was 6, the family migrated to Australia, where her father became a professor of German at Ormond College of the University of Melbourne.
Olivia attended Christ Church Grammar School and then University High School, near Ormond College. Olivia started her career as a singer during her teenage years. She moved to England during the 1960s to perform in clubs and later went on to appear on television. Her third solo album, Let Me Be There, was a massive hit in 1973.
The title track of the album won a Grammy Award for best country female vocal performance. She was heavily praised for her talent and won several awards and recognition. Her hit songs include Have You Never Been Mellow, and I Honestly Love You. The second song won the Record of the Year Award during the Grammys 1974.
Her first acting break came with the release of the 1978 movie, Grease. It made Olivia an international star. She appeared next to John Travolta in the film. After that, she went on to act in Xanadu and Physical. In 1992, Olivia was diagnosed with breast cancer. She underwent chemotherapy and a partial mastectomy. Immediately after that, she recorded Gaia in 1994.
She returned to the limelight with an appearance in the 20th-anniversary release of Grease. She also released an album called Back with a Heart that features a new version of her memorable and classic hit, I Honestly Love You. She also donated to various cancer research organizations.
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Her other albums and songs include Grace and Gratitude, A Celebration in Song, and This Christmas. Olivia married Matt Lattanzi in 1984. They had a daughter together and named her Chloe Rose. In 1995, the couple got separated. Olivia married John Easterling in 2008.