Dame Olivia Newton-John AC DBE born 26 September 1948 is a British-born Australian-raised singer, songwriter, actress, entrepreneur, and activist.
She is a four-time Grammy Award winner whose music career includes five number-one hits and another ten top-ten hits on the Billboard Hot 100, and two Billboard 200 number-one albums, If You Love Me, Let Me Know (1974) and Have You Been Never Mellow (1975).
Eleven of her singles (including two Platinum) and 14 of her albums (including two Platinum and four 2× Platinum) have been certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Newton-John was born on 26 September 1948 in Cambridge, United Kingdom, to the Welshman Brinley “Bryn” Newton-John (1914–1992) and Irene Helene.
Her Jewish maternal grandfather, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Max Born, fled with his wife and children to Britain from Germany before World War II to escape the Nazi regime.
Olivia Newton-John Siblings: Rona Newton-John, Hugh Newton-John
Rona Newton-John and Hugh Newton-John are the siblings of English-Australian Grammy award winner Olivia Newton-John.
Hugh Newton-John was the brother of English-Australian Grammy award winner Olivia Newton-John. Hugh followed their family tradition and became a doctor.
He was born to born to Brinley Newton-John and Irene Newton-John. Hugh was the eldest of three children.
Hugh died on May 7, 2019, in Melbourne, Australia. Olivia Newton-John took to Twitter on May 23, 2019 to reveal the sad loss of her brother, Hugh Newton-John.
“My dear, sweet, gentle, clever, brother Hugh passed away May 7, 2019, in Melbourne, Australia after many years of decline. I love him so and will miss him terribly. Love & light, Olivia.”
Rona Newton-John is an Australian actress who was born in Cambridge, England. She was a model in her early years and had many small acting roles – notably on The Benny Hill Show (1969), the British television series UFO (1970) and the film “The Same Skin” (UK) (also known as Brotherly Love (1970)).
Rona had recorded a song called “Just Us Two” with her sister Olivia in 1972 and was a guest on The Mike Douglas Show (1961) (USA) in 1979. The cooking segment of the show also featured Rona and Olivia preparing their English soup recipe. Rona also enjoys writing.
She met her third husband, actor Jeff Conaway, at an Allan Carr party during the filming of Grease (1978), which co-starred Jeff and her sister Olivia Newton-John. She was 35 and he 28 at the time. They married two years later in 1980 but divorced within a few years.