Olivia Newton-John was singing live on Melbourne TV shows in her teens, a confident performer blessed with a voice that was always going to take her to all kinds of places.

A string of country flavoured hit songs through the 1970s established Olivia as an international star. Then came her role as Sandy in the film Grease. She was so right for it they rewrote the story to accommodate Olivia’s Australian accent.

Then there was Xanadu, Physical, business ventures, Olivia had one of the most interesting and eclectic careers of any Australian performer. Wife, mother, advocate for breast cancer charities and environmental causes, a much-loved actor, and one of the 20th century’s best-selling recording artists.