Olivia Newton-John: how old was actor when she was in Grease

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Olivia Newton-John is best known for her portrayal of Sandy in the hit musical Grease

She rose to international fame playing alongside Hollywood stars John Travolta in the legendary musical of the 1970s Movie Fat.

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Grease may be the film Newton-John will be remembered for, but it wasn’t the only film she starred in.

The star also had a hugely successful singing career.

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So what movies did Newton-John act in, what songs did she sing and how old was she when she played a schoolgirl in Grease?

Here’s everything you need to know.

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Olivia Newton-John is best known for her portrayal of Sandy in the hit musical Grease. She is pictured in 1978 when Grease was released.

How old was Olivia Newton-John in Grease?

Olivia Newton-John was in her late twenties when she starred in the famous 1978 film Grease as Sandra Olsson.

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Sandra, affectionately known as Sandy or Sandra Dee, is the love interest of John Travolta’s Danny Zuko.

Sandy’s exact age is never given in the film, but in one of the musical’s iconic songs, “Summer Nights,” Sandy tells the story of how she met Danny, singing “He was cute, just turned 18.”

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Sandy is believed to be around the same age as Danny, especially considering the two are at Rydell High in the same year.

Grease was filmed in 1977, the year before its release, and Olivia Newton-John was at least 10 years older than the character she portrayed.

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It is reported that she turned 29 during filming.

How old was Olivia Newton John?

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Olivia Newton-John was 73 when she died on August 8, 2022.

She was born on September 26, 1948.

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What movies did Olivia Newton-John star in?

Newton-John, a British-Australian who was born in Cambridge but moved to Australia with her family when she was a young child, began her acting career appearing on Australian television shows.

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Grease (1978) was the first major film to star Newton-John, although she had previously appeared in the science fiction musical Toomorrow (1970).

She then starred in Xanadu (1980) and five years after the release of Grease, she starred again opposite John Travolta in the 1983 film Two of a Kind.

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She has most recently appeared as Orion in the TV movie Sharknado 5: Global Swarming (2017), Barbara Ramme in A Few Best Men (2011), and Hope Gordon in Score: A Hockey Musical (2010).

What songs did Olivia Newton-John sing?

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Newton-John was a four-time Grammy Award winner whose music career has included five number one hits and an additional ten top ten hits on the Billboard Hot 100.

She also had two number one Billboard 200 albums, If You Love Me, Let Me Know (1974) and Have You Never Been Mellow (1975).

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Eleven of her singles, including two platinum, and 14 of her albums, including two platinum and four double platinum, have been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Newton-John is one of the best-selling female music artists from the second half of the 20th century to date, having sold more than 100 million records worldwide.

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Her signature solo recordings include the Grammy-winning “I Honestly Love You” (1974) and “Physical” (1981), the Billboard’s top Hot 100 single of the 1980s.

Her other big hit singles include Hopeless Devoted to You, another very popular Grease song.

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