Olivia Newton-John has enjoyed one success after another during her illustrious career. With three Grammys, numerous American Music and People's Choice Awards, five #1 hits, and 15 top ten singles to her credit, she also starred opposite John Travolta in one of the most successful movie musicals of all time, Grease. The film catapulted Newton-John into superstardom and led to the production of the most successful movie musical soundtrack in history. The soundtrack featured such enduring duets with Travolta as "You're The One That I Want" and "Summer Lovin'," as well as Newton-John's smash hit, "Hopelessly Devoted To You." In 1998 the film was re-released worldwide in celebration of its 20th anniversary to even more acclaim, a true testament to its timeless quality.
Newton-John's public appeal has proved to be equally timeless. Her career has spanned more than three decades and she is still a vibrant, creative individual that is adored by fans across the world. Throughout her career, Newton-John has had many extraordinary experiences. She danced with Gene Kelly in Xanadu, hosted the popular internationally syndicated Wild Life cable television show, was bestowed an O.B.E. (Order of The British Empire) accolade by Queen Elizabeth in 1979, and served as Goodwill Ambassador to the United Nations Environment Program. Indeed, she has held many humanitarian causes close to her heart, particularly after the birth of her only daughter Chloe in 1986.
In 1991 Newton-John co-founded the Children's Health Environmental Coalition (CHEC) after the tragic death of Chloe's best friend, Colette Chuda, of a rare form of childhood cancer. To this day she continues to be the foundation's national spokesperson.
Newton-John's charmed life has not been without its own share of upset. In the 90's, she successfully overcame her own battle with breast cancer and found herself a single working mother. Using her experiences to gain greater self-awareness and became a positive inspiration to millions of people battling cancer, Newton-John continues to give back to the community generously and has been acknowledged many times by charitable organizations for her contributions. Most recently, she was named Woman of the Year by the American Red Cross. Newton-John is a role model who helps audiences gain a greater understanding of the disease that millions of people battle every single day.