- A few months ago, the announcement comes out that Olivia Newton-John would be putting a number of outfits up for auction.
- For example, these outfits include the leather ‘Grease’ outfit and some of her touring outfits.
- The ‘Grease’ outfit would sell for $405,700. All proceeds for her clothing items are going towards her wellness center.
A few months ago, we reported that Olivia Newton-John was auctioning off her Grease outfit (the iconic black leather one at the end of the film). The outfit has finally been bought for $405,700. They would sell at a Beverly Hills auction and for more than double the price expected! Other items in the auction included some of Newton-John’s tour costume pieces.
The items were put up for auction at Julien’s Auctions to help raise money for Newton-John’s treatment center in Australia. If you remember correctly, you can imagine the scene in your head when Newton-John wore this gorgeous outfit during the song “You’re The One That I Want” with John Travolta.
Recognize part of the iconic ‘Grease’ outfit?
The auction actually raised $2.4 million in total. Reports say that any items coming from the 1978 musical film were sold for way over the anticipated amount. For example, a Grease poster signed by Newton-John, Travolta and other cast members sold for $64,000, they were estimating $1,000. Moreover, a custom Pink Ladies jacket given to Newton-John by the cast and crew went for $50,000. This was 25 times its original estimate!
The 71-year-old actress has battled cancer three times now and was first diagnosed in 1992. After her first bout with cancer, she would open up the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre in Melbourne. The center aims to support not only the body’s healing but also the mind’s.
In conclusion, all of the proceeds from the auctioned off items on Newton-John’s behalf will be going towards the wellness center. Take a look at the video below to watch Olivia Newton-John talk about her iconic Grease outfits and more, plus the auction and her wellness center!