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6 Things to Know About Olivia Newton-John, the star of "Grease"

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1/ Fighting breast cancer for 30 years (before the disease won), Olivia Newton-John raised money for cancer research. She auctioned off her iconic "You're the One I Want" outfit from Grease for over $400,000.
2/ Her ex-partner Patrick McDermott disappeared a few months after their breakup. The cameraman disappeared overnight during a fishing trip off the coast of Los Angeles. While authorities have declared him dead without having found his body, theories say that he would have faked his disappearance due to his financial situation (personal bankruptcy).
3/ Olivia Newton-John and her second husband bought a luxurious mansion in Florida in 2009. 4 years later, they initiated important renovations. But the man in charge of the work shot himself in one of the rooms of the property. Following this tragedy, the couple could not find a buyer, so they called in an exorcist to purify the house.
4/ Her daughter Chloe Rose Lattanzi has led a battle with anorexia and alcohol and drug addiction.
"Fame completely ruins you. I don't blame my mother for my problems, but I would never want to be famous or raise a child around the cult of celebrity myself. It ruins lives." Courrier Quotidien, 2013
4/ Olivia Newton-John created her clothing line. Founded in 1982, his sportswear company Koala Blue was a success until the early 1990s then the company went bankrupt due to "too fast a development" according to the actress.
5/ She was named Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 1979 New Year Honors and Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in December 2019 for her charitable contributions and cancer research.
6/ In 2006, she filed a lawsuit against Universal Music Group for $1 million in unpaid royalties on the Grease soundtrack.
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