Olivia Newton-John’s Career In Photos & Music Videos

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Olivia Newton-John, who died today at her ranch in California, had a long and varied career.

While her screen appearances were relatively few — most notably Grease and Xanadu — her impact was broad and deep, with her music providing the soundtrack for generations of TV series and movies, most recently Stranger Things, Despicable Me 3, Pretty Little Liars and Ru Paul’s Drag Race.

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The multi-hyphenate also appeared on a number of big reality competitions, often as a guest host, including American Idol, Eurovision and Dancing With the Stars.

Scroll down for a selection of photos and videos from her life and work and click here for a roundup of reactions to her passing.

Olivia Newton-John performs ‘Long Live Love’ at the Eurovision Song Contest at the Dome, Brighton in 1974. - Credit: Frank Barrett/Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Olivia Newton-John performs ‘Long Live Love’ at the Eurovision Song Contest at the Dome, Brighton in 1974. - Credit: Frank Barrett/Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Frank Barrett/Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN, 1975 portrait.
OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN, 1975 portrait.
‘Grease,’ Olivia Newton-John, 1978 - Credit: Paramount/courtesy Everett Collection
‘Grease,’ Olivia Newton-John, 1978 - Credit: Paramount/courtesy Everett Collection

Paramount/courtesy Everett Collection

.Olivia Newton-John, and John Travolta in ‘Grease,’ 1978 - Credit: Paramount Pictures/Fotos International/Getty Images
.Olivia Newton-John, and John Travolta in ‘Grease,’ 1978 - Credit: Paramount Pictures/Fotos International/Getty Images

Paramount Pictures/Fotos International/Getty Images

Olivia Newton-John, and John Travolta in ‘Grease,’ 1978 - Credit: Everett Collection
Olivia Newton-John, and John Travolta in ‘Grease,’ 1978 - Credit: Everett Collection

Everett Collection

John Travolta And Olivia Newton John – “You’re The One That I Want”

‘TOP OF THE POPS’ in 1978 - Credit: Ron Howard/Redferns
‘TOP OF THE POPS’ in 1978 - Credit: Ron Howard/Redferns

Ron Howard/Redferns

Olivia Newton-John performs at THE 50TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS in 1979. - Credit: ABC Photo Archives/Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Images
Olivia Newton-John performs at THE 50TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS in 1979. - Credit: ABC Photo Archives/Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Images

ABC Photo Archives/Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Images

XANADU, Olivia Newton-John, 1980. - Credit: Universal/courtesy Everett Collection
XANADU, Olivia Newton-John, 1980. - Credit: Universal/courtesy Everett Collection

Universal/courtesy Everett Collection

XANADU, from left: Olivia Newton-John, Michael Beck, 1980. - Credit: Universal/courtesy Everett Collection
XANADU, from left: Olivia Newton-John, Michael Beck, 1980. - Credit: Universal/courtesy Everett Collection

Universal/courtesy Everett Collection

“Xanadu” (Live 1982)

LET’S GET PHYSICAL, Olivia Newton-John in 1982 - Credit: ABC/Courtesy: Everett Collection
LET’S GET PHYSICAL, Olivia Newton-John in 1982 - Credit: ABC/Courtesy: Everett Collection

ABC/Courtesy: Everett Collection

“Physical”

John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John star in the film ‘Two of a Kind’ in New York, 1983. - Credit: Juergen Vollmer/Popperfoto/Getty Images
John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John star in the film ‘Two of a Kind’ in New York, 1983. - Credit: Juergen Vollmer/Popperfoto/Getty Images

Juergen Vollmer/Popperfoto/Getty Images

John Travolta kisses Olivia Newton-John in a scene from the film ‘Two Of A Kind’, 1983. - Credit: 20th Century-Fox/Getty Images
John Travolta kisses Olivia Newton-John in a scene from the film ‘Two Of A Kind’, 1983. - Credit: 20th Century-Fox/Getty Images

20th Century-Fox/Getty Images

“Hopelessly Devoted To You”

‘A MOM FOR CHRISTMAS,’ Olivia Newton-John, 1990 - Credit: NBC/courtesy Everett Collection
‘A MOM FOR CHRISTMAS,’ Olivia Newton-John, 1990 - Credit: NBC/courtesy Everett Collection

NBC/courtesy Everett Collection

‘A CHRISTMAS ROMANCE,’ Olivia Newton-John, 1994 - Credit: Jaffe/Braunstein Films / Courtesy: Everett Collection
‘A CHRISTMAS ROMANCE,’ Olivia Newton-John, 1994 - Credit: Jaffe/Braunstein Films / Courtesy: Everett Collection

Jaffe/Braunstein Films / Courtesy: Everett Collection

‘IT’S MY PARTY’, Olivia Newton-John, Bronson Pinchot, 1996 - Credit: United Artists/courtesy Everett Collection
‘IT’S MY PARTY’, Olivia Newton-John, Bronson Pinchot, 1996 - Credit: United Artists/courtesy Everett Collection

United Artists/courtesy Everett Collection

On ‘Murphy Brown’

‘A FEW BEST MEN,’ from left: Laura Brent, Olivia Newton-John, Rebel Wilson, 2011. - Credit: Icon Film Distribution/Courtesy Everett Collection
‘A FEW BEST MEN,’ from left: Laura Brent, Olivia Newton-John, Rebel Wilson, 2011. - Credit: Icon Film Distribution/Courtesy Everett Collection

Icon Film Distribution/Courtesy Everett Collection

‘AMERICAN IDOL 6,’ host Ryan Seacrest, judges Randy Jackson, Simon Cowell, Olivia Newton-John, Paula Abdul in 2007 - Credit: Michael Becker/20th Century Fox Film Corp./Courtesy: Everett Collection
‘AMERICAN IDOL 6,’ host Ryan Seacrest, judges Randy Jackson, Simon Cowell, Olivia Newton-John, Paula Abdul in 2007 - Credit: Michael Becker/20th Century Fox Film Corp./Courtesy: Everett Collection

Michael Becker/20th Century Fox Film Corp./Courtesy: Everett Collection

‘SCORE: A HOCKEY MUSICAL,’ Olivia Newton-John, 2010. - Credit: Ken Woroner/Mongrel Media/Courtesy Everett Collection
‘SCORE: A HOCKEY MUSICAL,’ Olivia Newton-John, 2010. - Credit: Ken Woroner/Mongrel Media/Courtesy Everett Collection

Ken Woroner/Mongrel Media/Courtesy Everett Collection

“Dancing with the Stars.” Special guest Olivia Newton-John joined the judges’ desk - Credit: Adam Taylor/Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Images
“Dancing with the Stars.” Special guest Olivia Newton-John joined the judges’ desk - Credit: Adam Taylor/Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Images

Adam Taylor/Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Images

Olivia Newton-John and dancer/TV personality Julianne Hough during ‘Dancing with the Stars’ Season 21 at CBS Television City in 2015. - Credit: GI
Olivia Newton-John and dancer/TV personality Julianne Hough during ‘Dancing with the Stars’ Season 21 at CBS Television City in 2015. - Credit: GI

GI

Olivia Newton-John and daughter Chloe Rose Lattanzi attend the premiere of Syfy’s “Dead 7” at Harmony Gold in 2016 - Credit: Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic
Olivia Newton-John and daughter Chloe Rose Lattanzi attend the premiere of Syfy’s “Dead 7” at Harmony Gold in 2016 - Credit: Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic

Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic

Olivia Newton-John and Marie Osmond arrive at Nevada Ballet Theater’s 32nd Annual Black & White Ball in 2016 - Credit: Denise Truscello/WireImage
Olivia Newton-John and Marie Osmond arrive at Nevada Ballet Theater’s 32nd Annual Black & White Ball in 2016 - Credit: Denise Truscello/WireImage

Denise Truscello/WireImage

Hayley Orrantia, Olivia Newton-John and Wendi McLendon-Covey speak onstage during the 50th annual CMA Awards in 2016. - Credit: Erika Goldring/FilmMagic
Hayley Orrantia, Olivia Newton-John and Wendi McLendon-Covey speak onstage during the 50th annual CMA Awards in 2016. - Credit: Erika Goldring/FilmMagic

Erika Goldring/FilmMagic

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – AUGUST 15:  Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta attend The Academy Presents ‘Grease’ 40th Anniversary at Samuel Goldwyn Theater in 2018 - Credit: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – AUGUST 15: Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta attend The Academy Presents ‘Grease’ 40th Anniversary at Samuel Goldwyn Theater in 2018 - Credit: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

Olivia Newton-John and husband John Easterling during the annual Wellness Walk and Research Run in 2018 to benefit cancer research - Credit: Naomi Rahim/WireImage
Olivia Newton-John and husband John Easterling during the annual Wellness Walk and Research Run in 2018 to benefit cancer research - Credit: Naomi Rahim/WireImage

Naomi Rahim/WireImage

‘THE VERY EXCELLENT MR. DUNDEE,’ Olivia Newton-John, 2020. - Credit: Lionsgate /Courtesy Everett Collection
‘THE VERY EXCELLENT MR. DUNDEE,’ Olivia Newton-John, 2020. - Credit: Lionsgate /Courtesy Everett Collection

Lionsgate /Courtesy Everett Collection

John Travolta Remembers ‘Grease’ Costar Olivia Newton-John: “Your Impact Was Incredible”

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