In the 1980 musical Grease, Olivia Newton-John’s character Sandy went from nerdy cardigan wearer to a leather-clad seductress. In a strange twist of fate, her life followed the same trajectory. Newton-John went from being the singer that most people’s parents like to listen to, to getting banned in Utah. It makes you wonder: Are there two Olivia Newton-Johns?

Let’s dive into the facts and draw our own conclusions.

1. She’s Not What You Think

On the surface, Olivia Newton-John seems like the quintessential sun-loving Australian, but she actually has a surprisingly dark history. One of her grandfathers was actually a Jewish Nobel Prize winner who had to flee Germany to avoid the terrors of the Third Reich. Her father was impressive too. He helped break the German code during WWII.

One thing’s for sure, Olivia’s infectious smile hides more demons than she lets on—and her family’s backstory is just the tip of the iceberg.

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