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When pop star Olivia Newton-John died in August, the world lost a consummate entertainer and tireless activist who brought joy to millions for over 50 years. Think you know why we’ll always be “Hopelessly Devoted” to Olivia? Then take the quiz!

1. Where was Olivia born on September 26, 1948?

  1. Cambridge, England
  2. Melbourne, Australia
  3. New York, New York
  4. San Juan, Puerto Rico

2. Olivia’s main claim to fame was her starring role as Sandy in the hit 1978 movie musical Grease. Which of her castmates from that film did her sister later marry?

  1. John Travolta
  2. Jeff Conaway
  3. Michael Tucci
  4. Barry Pearl

3. Which of the following Olivia hits claimed the number-one spot on the Billboard charts?

  1. “Physical”
  2. “Magic”
  3. “You’re the One That I Want”
  4. All of the above

4. A devoted activist, Olivia used her platform as a beloved celebrity to advocate for what cause?

  1. Breast cancer research
  2. Environmental protection
  3. Animal rights
  4. All of the above

5. Complete the following Olivia quote: “______ changed my life in the most amazing way, and I’ve had such an amazing life.”

  1. Feminism
  2. Stardom
  3. Grease
  4. Motherhood


Answer Key: 1.a, 2.b, 3.d, 4.d, 5.c


Photo: (Olivia Newton-John) Bert Verhoeff/Anefo

This article originally appeared in the Winter 22/23 Print Edition of BUST Magazine

Emily Rems is a feminist writer, editor, rock star, playwright, and occasional plus-size model living in New York’s East Village. Best known as managing editor of BUST magazine, Emily is also a music and film commentator for New York’s NPR affiliate WNYC, and is the drummer for the horror-punk band the Grasshoppers. Her nonfiction writing has appeared in the anthologies Cassette from my Ex and Zinester’s Guide to NYC, and her short stories have been published in Rum Punch Press, Lumen, Prose ‘N Cons Mystery Magazine, Writing Raw, and PoemMemoirStory. She was nominated for a Pushcart Prize for fiction in 2015 and is working on a novel. Follow her on Twitter @emilyrems.