Marie Osmond has been singing, dancing, and charming her way into the hearts of audiences for decades. But behind the wholesome image is a saga of love, tragedy and continuous reinvention. Far from being just another face in a crowd of popular names, her staying power in the entertainment industry is more layered than meets the eye.
1. She Has A Controversial Faith
Although Marie Osmond is a household name for many, few people know her controversial beginnings. She was born Olive Marie Osmond on October 13, 1959, in Ogden, Utah into a very large Mormon family—a religion that would put Marie under fire before long. And that wasn’t the only odd thing about Marie’s upbringing.