Olivia Newton-John is Hollywood and music royalty, who for the last 40 years has helped shaped the world both with her iconic career as well as charitable endeavors. Few artists and entertainers have achieved as much success as her and contributed more beautiful artistry to the world! With more than 100 million albums sold, her successes include 4 Grammys, numerous Country Music, American Music and Peoples Choice Awards, an Emmy (For Songwriting), ten #1 hits including “Physical,” which topped the charts for ten consecutive weeks, has recorded 10 #1 hits overall, and over 15 top 10 singles. In September 2008, Billboard Magazine listed “Physical” at #6 on their Top 100 Songs Of All Time list and in 2010 listed it as “The Sexiest Song of All Time”. In 1978, her co-starring role with John Travolta in “Grease” catapulted Olivia into super-stardom. “Grease’s” best-selling soundtrack featured the duets “You’re The One That I Want” and “Summer Nights,” with Travolta, as well as her mega-hit, “Hopelessly Devoted To You.” To date “Grease” remains the most successful movie musical in history. Her other film credits include “Xanadu” (Where she danced with the one and only Gene Kelly), “Two Of A Kind,” “It’s My Party” and “Sordid Lives.”
Outside of her amazing professional career, Olivia has done things that most people can only dream of. She was bestowed an O.B.E. (Order Of The British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth in 1979. She was invited by the Vatican on behalf of Pope John Paul II to perform at the Jubilee Celebration for the Sick and Healthcare Workers and, performed at the Opening Ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympics to an estimated global viewing audience of four billion people and had the once in a lifetime honor of carrying the Olympic Torch during the Olympic Torch Relay after it was handed off to her by Bocelli!! She co-owns the Gaia Retreat & Spa in Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia which was honored with the Conde Nast Traveller 2008 Readers’ Spa Award Winner for the “Favourite Overseas Hotel Spa: Australasia & South Pacific and in January 2010, TripAdvisor named Gaia #3 of the Top 10 Celebrity-Owned Hotels in the World, putting Olivia in the company of fellow hotel owners, Robert Redford, Bono and Robert De Niro among others. In 2011 Gaia Retreat and Spa also received the “Best Health Retreat” Award at the Gourmet Traveler Travel Awards. In 2010 Olivia also appeared in two episodes of the hit series, “Glee,” adding another Top 100 hit to her credits with a new version of “Physical” sung with “Glee” star, Jane Lynch. In 2002, Olivia was inducted into the prestigious Australian Music Hall Of Fame at the 16th Annual Aria Awards. Then, in 2006 she received the Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by friend John Travolta at the G’Day L.A. Gala.
But perhaps her greatest achievements are centered around what she has given back to the world. 20 years ago, Olivia was diagnosed and subsequently beat breast cancer and has become increasingly well known and respected for talking openly about her battle with breast cancer and for promoting public awareness of the importance of early detection with the creation of her LIV-Aid early self exam detection tool and lifestyle guidance (Linked here and shown extensively in the interview). Her personal victory against cancer led her to announce her partnership with Austin Health and the creation of the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre (ONJCWC) on the Austin Campus in her hometown of Melbourne, Australia. The ONJCWC will provide a comprehensive range of services and facilities for cancer treatment, education, training and research including a wellness center for the mind, body and spirit (www.oliviaappeal.com). In April 2008, Olivia led a team of fellow cancer survivors, celebrities and Olympians on a trek along the Great Wall of China and raised more than $2 million to find a new way to treat cancer and build the ONJCWC.
With her husband, “Amazon John” Easterling (www.AmazonHerb.com) they have made it a mission on spreading the word about the importance of preserving the Rainforest and, the health values found in the botanicals of the Amazon. In addition, they are working together with the ACEER Organization (www.ACEER.org) to help the indigenous people of the Amazon gain ownership and title to their land. In September 2009, they also joined forces with Prince Charles’ The Prince’s Rainforest Project (www.RainforestSOS.org) to further stress the global importance of Rainforest. With the release of the Amazon Herb Company skin care system, Amazon Rain, Olivia continues to spread the word about the Rainforest botanicals while at the same time reveals the product as the beauty secret behind her radiant skin.
Here “The King Of Kamelot” has the absolute honor of sitting down with the global icon to talk to her about her battle to help women around the world conquer breast cancer through early detection and awareness (I can’t tell you how much this cause means to me because my Grandmother had it!) while also explaining the benefits of her LIV-Aid self exam kit, her battle with her husband to help the Rainforests and their skin care rejuvenation system “Amazon Rain”, her new movie that will be coming out early next year called “A Few Best Men”, her music and amazing latest CD’s, her most memorable life moment, and sooo much more!! I even ask her who has better hair, me or Travolta!! Kade Nation, this is an interview you will not want to miss with a once in a lifetime talent and human being and to Olivia, you are an absolute gem of a person, a sweetheart to get to know, and it was an amazing honor to be able to speak with you!! A HUGE THANK YOU TO ULLI, HANNAH, AND MICHAEL FOR PUTTING THIS TOGETHER FOR ME!!