Decades before Taylor Swift's crossover, the Australian parlayed success as a country singer into pop-culture stardom thanks to 'Grease.'

For children of the late 1970s who danced around their bedroom to the Grease soundtrack, their awareness of Olivia Newton-John most likely began with her turn as Sandy Olsson, the prim love interest of greaser Danny Zuko (John Travolta). But years before that career-making crossover role, she had grabbed America's attention as the country girl next door who hailed from Melbourne, Australia.

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