Olivia Newton-John

Olivia Newton-John (September 26, 1948 – August 8, 2022) holds a timeless place in our lives. With a career spanning more than five decades she will ever be a creative adored by fans around the globe.

With more than 100 million albums sold, Olivia Newton-John’s successes included four Grammy Awards (including “Record of the Year” and “Best Female Pop Vocal Performance” in 1974 for “I Honestly Love You” and the first ever “Video of the Year” Award for “Physical”), numerous Country Music, American Music and Peoples Choice Awards, ten #1 hits including “Physical,” which topped the charts for ten consecutive weeks, and over 15 top 10 singles.

In 1978, her co-starring role with John Travolta in “Grease” catapulted Olivia into super-stardom. Her other feature film credits include “Funny Things Happen Down Under” (1965), “Toomorrow” (1970), “Xanadu” (1980), “Two Of A Kind” (1983), “It’s My Party” (1996), “Sordid Lives” (2000), “Score: A Hockey Musical” (2010), and “A Few Best Men” (2011).

Olivia battled breast cancer three times, and became increasingly well-known and respected for talking openly about her journey with breast cancer and for promoting public awareness of the importance of early detection. After 10 years of fundraising over $200 million the Olivia Newton-John Cancer & Wellness Center (ONJCWC) opened in June 2012, and provides a comprehensive range of services and facilities for cancer treatment, education, training and research including Olivia’s dream of a wellness center to help patients heal - mind, body and spirit.

She gave back to the community generously and has been acknowledged many times by charitable and environmental organizations for her ongoing efforts, among them: the American Red Cross, the Environmental Media Association, the Women’s Guild of Cedar’s Sinai Medical Center, and the Rainforest Alliance and Concept Cure.

In 2010, Olivia was honored with the prestigious Order of Australia from Australia’s Governor General. She also released her second book, “LivWise: Easy Recipes for a Healthy, Happy Life” (Murdoch Books) in Australia in 2011. Olivia’s proceeds from the cookbook sales went to benefit the Wellness Programs at the ONJCWC.  

In April 2014, Olivia began her residency at the Flamingo Las Vegas with “Summer Nights,” a musical journey through her career in movies and music. To coincide with the show, she released “Hotel Sessions,” an EP collection of songs recorded in hotel rooms in Melbourne over a ten-year period with her nephew Brett Goldsmith.

In 2015, Olivia Travel was honored to have Olivia Newton-John join us on our Australia to New Zealand trip.