‘Grease’ followers bear in mind Olivia Newton-John’s iconic outfit

For “Grease” followers, Olivia Newton-John and her iconic spandex sizzling pants go collectively.

The actress, who died Monday at age 73, was mourned all over the world by adoring followers who admired her girl-next-door Sandy Olsson within the hit 1978 film — however particularly her notorious remaining outfit when she swapped her poodle skirt for skintight black pants, a sultry off-the-shoulder high and leather-based jacket.

For style lovers, her costume — full with gigantic curls, sturdy make-up and a cigarette dangling from her crimson lips — had a long-lasting affect on them, even 44 years later.

“This outfit will at all times be the outfit to me! It has formed my style model since I used to be about three,” one superfan remembered.

“Once I was younger and I noticed Olivia Newton-John come on display screen with the black outfit on the finish of ‘Grease,’ the world modified for me,” added one other.

One individual described it as “top-notch in my youth,” whereas one other stated: “I’m 100% sure your leather-based outfit in ‘Grease’ was a contributor to my future love of highly effective, dominant ladies.”

The cast of "Grease" during the final scenes
“Grease” followers nonetheless adore Sandy’s transformation scene over 40 years later.
Olivia Newton-John dressed as a cheerleader
The actress referred to as the second “one thing I used to be actually fearful about.”
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“There was no cooler second for me as a child than when Olivia Newton-John walked out in that all-black outfit,” added one other.

In reality, Newton-John herself felt cool when filming the ultimate scene, telling Self-importance Honest in 2016 that she turned heads on set together with her transformation as she stepped out of her trailer.

“I used to be at all times the woman subsequent door,” she instructed the journal on the time. “After which I bought into that trailer with these guys they usually put me into that outfit and the hair and I walked out to indicate Randal [Kleiser, director of “Grease”], and the entire crew circled. And the look on their faces! I bear in mind pondering, ‘Oh my—I’ve been doing this all incorrect.’”

Nonetheless, it virtually didn’t come to fruition, Newton-John famous.

“That was such a stretch, and one thing I used to be actually fearful about,” she stated. “However when it occurred, it was simply this wonderful feeling. It was very liberating. Not only for Sandy, however for me as effectively.”

"It was very freeing. Not just for Sandy, but for me as well," Newton-John said of her character Sandy's final scene.
“It was very liberating. Not only for Sandy, however for me as effectively,” Newton-John stated of her character Sandy’s remaining scene.
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Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta sitting at a table
Newton-John’s co-star John Travolta paid tribute to her on Monday, writing: “My dearest Olivia, you made all of our lives so a lot better. Your affect was unbelievable. I really like you a lot. We’ll see you down the street and we are going to all be collectively once more. Yours from the primary second I noticed you and endlessly! Your Danny, your John.”
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The “Bodily” singer ended up retaining the leather-based jacket and another gadgets she wore within the movie till 2019 when she put the clothes up for a charity public sale to help breast most cancers analysis.

“I really feel like I’ve had my time with them. I’m completely satisfied that it’s going to go to folks that may take pleasure in it,” Newton-John instructed Web page Six Type on the time.

Sara Blakely, the founding father of Spanx, was the fortunate bidder for the satin trousers, scoring them for $162,500.

However earlier than saying goodbye, the Australian actress tried the legendary outfit on one final time at 70 years previous, simply to see if the new pants — which she was reportedly sewn into on set whereas filming — would nonetheless match.

“I assumed I’d have one final go and throw them on,” she revealed to Web page Six Type. “I really might.”