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Dame Olivia Newton-John is a British-born Australian singer, songwriter, environmental activist and actress. She emigrated to Australia from the United Kingdom at the age of 6 was part of a short-lived girl group at the age of 14.

She represented the United Kingdom on home ground at the Eurovision Song Contest 1974 in Brighton with the song Long Live Love and achieved 4th place despite admitting she disliked the entry that the British public chose for her.

Four years later in 1978, she became a superstar when she made her film debut as Sandy in the hit movie musical Grease which spawned one of the best-known and biggest-selling soundtracks in history. The 1980s also spawned several more hits for her including "Magic" from the film Xanadu and "Physical", the latter igniting the aerobics craze of the first part of the decade.

In 2010, she appeared as herself in two episodes of the first season of Glee, which included a re-creation of her "Physical" video.

She still performs and tours to this day. On 27 December 2019, she was made a Dame of the Order of the British Empire as part of the 2020 New Year's Honors list for her services to entertainment and charity.

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