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Olivia Newton-John

Highest Rated:   91% Big River Man (2009)
Lowest Rated:   15% A Few Best Men (2012)
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Birthplace:   Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
Olivia Newton-John was an extremely popular country/ pop singer during the seventies whose best known songs include If You Love Me (Let Me know), Have You Never Been Mellow, and I Honestly Love You. Newton-John was born in Cambridge, England but raised in Australia. As a singer she got her start as a teenager performing in England. When she first burst onto the U.S. scene, she was known as a country singer, but soon crossed-over into pop. Newton-John went on to earn numerous gold records and won many awards, including the Grammy. In 1981, she had her biggest hit with Physical. In 1978, she broadened her horizons and became an actress, starring in the smash-hit film adaptation of the Broadway musical Grease. Following the success of that film, she starred in the musical fantasy Xanadu and bombed at the box-office. Still, as did Grease, which provided her with hits such as Hopelessly Devoted to You and the duet with co-star John Travolta You're the One That I Want, the Xanadu soundtrack provided her a hit with the title song, Magic. Her next film Two of a Kind, again co-starring Travolta, also bombed. As an actress she later appeared in a few episodes of Timeless Tales from Hallmark. In 1983, Newton-John returned to Australia because she was being stalked by a killer. Following his arrest, she returned to Hollywood and opened a chain of clothing stores, Koala Blue, in which she served interesting health drinks and Australian clothing. The chain went bankrupt in the early '90s. Newton-John was preparing to jump-start her music career in 1992 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer (her father had died of cancer just two weeks before her own diagnosis).She underwent a partial mastectomy and breast reconstruction. Newton-John returned to film, making a cameo appearance in the 1996 AIDS melodrama It's My Party.In the years to follow, Newton-John continued to record and release music mostly in her native Australia, and toured all over the world to support her music career. She also endured a difficult public struggle in 2005, when her partner Patrick McDermott went missing following a fishing trip along the California coast. The singer would persevere, however, and continue to act, appearing in projects like the TV series Sordid Lives: The Series and in films like A Few Best Men.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet TCM Presents Grease Sing-a-long
  • Actor
2015
15% A Few Best Men
  • Barbara Ramme
$3.5M 2012
No Score Yet 1 a Minute
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Score: A Hockey Musical
  • Hope Gordon
2010
91% Big River Man
  • Executive Producer
2009
No Score Yet Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1970s
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet The Magic 7
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Deepak Chopra: Seven Laws of Spiritual Success
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Love Songs 2
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Olivia Newton-John - Video Gold 2
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Land Before Time X: The Great Longneck Migration
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet The Wilde Girls
  • Jasmine Wilde
2001
No Score Yet Jim Brickman: My Romance: An Evening with Jim Brickman
  • Actor
2000
37% Sordid Lives
  • Bitsy Mae Harling
2000
No Score Yet Mariah Carey - Around the World
  • Actor
1999
47% It's My Party
  • Lina Bingham
1996
No Score Yet A Christmas Romance
  • Julia Stonecyper
1994
No Score Yet A Mom for Christmas
  • Amy Miller
1990
36% She's Having a Baby
  • Actor
1988
20% Two of a Kind
  • Debbie
1983
38% Xanadu
  • Kira
1980
75% Grease
  • Sandy
1978
No Score Yet Olivia
  • Actor
1978
No Score Yet Toomorrow
  • Olivia
1970

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Today
2017
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
  • Guest
  • Actor
  • 2017
  • 2014
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Performer
  • 2016
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009
  • Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars
2005
  • Judge
  • Actor
  • 2015
No Score Yet RuPaul's Drag Race
2009
  • Judge
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Performer
  • 2014
  • 2012
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2013
70% Glee
2009-2015
  • Herself
  • 2010
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Host
  • Guest
  • 1982

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