Olivia Newton-John Has Planted 10 Million Trees: 25 Things You Don’t Know About Me

Olivia Newton-John
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Legendary Australian singer and actress Olivia Newton-John, 66, fills Us Weekly in on 25 surprising facts about herself. 

1. I come from a family of academics. 

2. My grandfather [Max Born] won a Nobel Prize. 

3. I own the award-winning Gaia spa in Australia.

4. At 15, I won a talent competition that launched my career. 

5. I was part of a ‘60s double act, Pat & Olivia. 

6. I love dark chocolate with chili!

7. I don’t like saffron. 

8. I married “Amazon John” Easterling [63] on a mountaintop in Peru. 

9. I collect fresh eggs daily to make breakfast for him. 

10. Before accepting the role of Sandy in Grease, I insisted on doing a screen test with John Travolta

11. I once had nine dogs, six horses, and a bunch of cats. 

12. I have planted more than 10 million trees in Australia. 

13. I walked more than 120 miles on the Great Wall of China. 

14. I was the first U.N. Goodwill Ambassador for the Environment. 

15. Nina Simone and Dionne Warwick were my big musical influences. 

16. I love to laugh. 

PHOTOS: Grease Lightning

17. I also love to cook. 

18. I have to spend at least an hour ever day outside. 

19. I broke my tailbone while roller-skating for Xanadu. 

20. I’m terrified of heights. 

21. I need flowers around me, especially white lilies. 

22. I plan to auction my leather ensemble from Grease to raise money for my cancer center. 

23. I try to protect animals!

24. My daughter, Chloe [29], is an amazing singer.

25. The first time my husband saw Grease was on John Travolta’s plane. 

The award-winning performer is currently performing her show, Summer Nights, at the Flamingo Las Vegas. 

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