Olivia Newton-John

Singer, Songwriter, Actress
English-born pop singer, raised in Australia, who charted with over two dozen hits between the early 1970s and mid-80s. Beginning with a series of easy-listening, often countrified songs such as "If You Love Me (Let Me ... Read more »
Born: 09/25/1948 in Cambridge, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (71)

A Few Best Men 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Best in Film: The Greatest Movies of Our Time 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Glee 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ned and Stacey 1993 - 1997, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Graham Norton Show 1993 - 1997, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Score: A Hockey Musical 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Holiday Celebration at Ford's Theater 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Performer

American Idol 2003, 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Grease: You're The One That I Want 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Bette! 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Sordid Lives 2001 (Movie)

Bitsy Mae Harling (Actor)

It's Only Rock & Roll! 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Kenny Loggins: December 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

My Romance: An Evening With Jim Brickman 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 27th Annual American Music Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Mariah Around the World 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Christmas Angel 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Scott Hamilton: Back on the Ice 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Human Nature 1995 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Snowy River: The McGregor Saga 1993 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

It's My Party 1996 (Movie)

Lina Bingham (Actor)

The 1995 World Music Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

A 70's Celebration: The Beat Is Back 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

In a New Light 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The 17th Annual People's Choice Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The American Music Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Timeless Tales From Hallmark 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Christmas in Washington 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Dionne and Friends 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Earth '90: Children and the Environment 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Night of 100 Stars III 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Starathon '90 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The 32nd Annual Grammy Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The American Music Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

There Really Is a Santa Claus 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The 31st Annual Grammy Awards 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The American Music Awards 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Australian Royal Bicentennial Concert 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Olivia Newton-John in Australia 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The 29th Annual Grammy Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

On Top All Over the World 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Olivia Newton-John in Concert 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Two of A Kind 1983 (Movie)

Debbie Wylder (Actor)

Let's Get Physical -- Olivia Newton-John 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Olivia Newton-John's Hollywood Nights 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Xanadu 1979 (Movie)

Kira (Actor)

Grease 1978 (Movie)

Sandy (Actor)

Olivia 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

The Olivia Newton-John Show 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Glen Campbell... Down Home -- Down Under 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

John Denver: Rocky Mountain Christmas 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Perry Como's Springtime Special 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bob Hope Special (12/15/74) 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Toomorrow 1969 (Movie)

Olivia (Actor)

A Christmas Romance (TV Show)

Actor

A Mom For Christmas (TV Show)

Actor

Music Central (TV Show)

Actor

Olivia (Movie)

(Actor)

The Wilde Girls (TV Show)

Actor
Music (12)

As the World Turns 1955 - 2010 (TV Show)

Song

Good Luck Chuck 2007 (Movie)

("Physical") (Song Performer)

Monster House 2006 (Movie)

("A Little More Love") (Song Performer)

Meet the Fockers 2004 (Movie)

("Physical") (Song Performer)

The Wedding Planner 2001 (Movie)

("I Honestly Love You") (Song Performer)

Disturbing Behavior 1998 (Movie)

("Have You Never Been Mellow") (Song)

Primary Colors 1998 (Movie)

("Please, Mr Please") (Song Performer)

Snowden on Ice 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Two of A Kind 1983 (Movie)

("Twist of Fate" "Living in Desperate Times" "Shakin You" "Take a Chance") (Song Performer)

Two of A Kind 1983 (Movie)

("Take a Chance") (Song)

Xanadu 1979 (Movie)

("Magic" "Suspended in Time" "Whenever You're Away From Me" "Suddenly" "Dancin'" "Xanadu") (Song Performer)

Grease 1978 (Movie)

("Summer Nights") (Song Performer)
Producer (1)

Big River Man 2009 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

English-born pop singer, raised in Australia, who charted with over two dozen hits between the early 1970s and mid-80s. Beginning with a series of easy-listening, often countrified songs such as "If You Love Me (Let Me Know)" and "Have You Never Been Mellow?", Newton-John broadened her range with her appearance in the hit film adaptation of the Broadway musical "Grease" in 1978. As the demure 50s teen turned sultry rocker, she gave a likable if modest performance, and enjoyed several big song hits, including the ballad "Hopelessly Devoted to You" and the punchy duet with John Travolta, "You're the One That I Want". Although her subsequent films, "Xanadu" (1980) and "Two of a Kind" (1983, again opposite Travolta), failed with both critics and public alike, she had big hit songs from both films and enjoyed the biggest musical hit of her career in 1981 with "Physical", the highest-selling single of the 1980s. Newton-John married actor/model Matt Lattanzi in 1985. In 1992, two weeks after her father had died from the disease, she was diagnosed with cancer, subsequently undergoing a partial mastectomy and breast reconstruction.

Relationships

Irene Born

Mother
German Eldest child of Nobel Prize-winning atomic physicist Max Born

Max Born

Grandfather
Maternal grandfather Won 1954 Nobel Prize in Physics

John Easterling Executive Producer

Husband
Married in two secret ceremonies, an Incan spiritual ceremony held on a mountaintop outside of Peru June 21, 2008 and a beachfront wedding in Florida's Jupiter Island June 30, 2008

Chloe Lattanzi Actor

Daughter
Born Jan. 17, 1986; father, Matt Lattanzi

Matt Lattanzi Actor

Husband
Met on the set of "Xanadu" (1980) Married Dec. 15, 1984 Divorced 1995

Patrick McDermott

Companion
Together since c. 1996 Dated on and off for nine years until he went missing January 2005, following a fishing trip off the California coast Located April 2009 by "Dateline NBC" investigators living in a Mexican beach town under the name Pat Kim

Brinley Newton-John

Father
Welsh Was MI.5 officer on the Enigma project at Bletchley Park who took Rudolf Hess into custody during World War II Died from cancer 1992, two weeks before daughter was diagnosed with the disease

Rona Newton-John Actor

Sister
Born 1943 Was married to sister's "Grease" co-star Jeff Conaway 1980-85

Hugh Newton-John

Brother

Milestones

2012

Reunited with "Grease" co-star John Travolta to record holiday album This Christmas

2010

Guest starred on Fox's musical comedy "Glee"; recreated music video for her song "Physical" with Jane Lynch on episode titled "Bad Reputation"

2008

Reprised role of Bitsy Mae Harling on Logo TV's "Sordid Lives: The Series"

2002

Released a duets album featuring mostly Australian artists

2001

Once again co-starred opposite her daughter in the Showtime movie "The Wilde Girls"

2000

Acted in "Sordid Lives," co-starring Beau Bridges; performed several songs on the soundtrack

1998

Returned to Nashville to record Back With A Heart

1996

First film in over ten years, appeared in supporting role in AIDS drama "It's My Party"

1994

Featured in the CBS TV-movie "A Christmas Romance"; daughter Chloe appeared as her on-screen daughter

1994

Released Gaia: One Woman's Journey, which chronicled her ordeal with breast cancer

1992

Released third hits collection Back To Basics – The Essential Collection; shortly after album's release, was diagnosed with breast cancer forcing her to cancel all publicity, including the tour

1992

Produced six-minute video of celebrities urging President Bush to attend the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro

1990

Starred in the NBC TV-movie "A Mom for Christmas"

1988

After a three year hiatus to raise her daughter, released album The Rumour

1983

Founded the Koala Blue clothing line with Pat Farrar; originally for Australian imports, but evolved into a chain of women's clothing boutiques; declared bankruptcy and closed in 1992

1983

Re-teamed with Travolta for the critically and commercially unsuccessful "Two of a Kind"

1981

Released most successful studio album, the double platinum Physical

1980

Played lead role in musical "Xanadu"; performed several songs on the films soundtrack, including "Magic"

1978

Offered lead role opposite John Travolta in film adaptation of Broadway musical "Grease"; performed several songs on soundtrack; nominated for a Golden Globe as Best Actress in a Musical

1976

Recorded Don't Stop Believin' in Nashville, TN

1974

Moved to the U.S.

1972

TV debut, opposite Cliff Richard in British TV movie "The Case"

1970

Released first solo album If Not For You with title track written by Bob Dylan

1969

Recruited for the British group Toomorrow; recorded an album and appeared in film vehicle named after the group

1969

Made frequent appearances on Cliff Richard's weekly BBC show "It's Cliff Richard"

1966

Recorded first single "Till You Say You'll Be Mine" for England's Decca Records

1966

First screen appearance, the Australian telefilm "Funny Things Happen Down Under"

1964

Won talent contest on Australian program "Sing, Sing, Sing"; received a trip to England as the prize

1962

Formed short-lived all-girl band named Sol Four with three classmates

1961

Made stage acting debut in the Melbourne production of "Green Pastures"

1953

Moved to Australia with her family at age five

Formed a duo with Australian singer Pat Carroll; performed as Pat and Olivia around Europe

Bonus Trivia

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Newton-John co-owned the Gaia Retreat and Spa in Byron Bay, Australia.

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