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Overview (3)

Born in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
Died in Los Angeles, California, USA  (brain cancer)
Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Rona Newton-John is an Australian actress who was born in Cambridge, England. She was a model in her early years and had many small acting roles - notably on The Benny Hill Show (1969), the British television series UFO (1970) and the film "The Same Skin" (UK) (also known as Brotherly Love (1970)). She comes from an accomplished family: her older brother is Hugh - a doctor and her younger sister is Olivia Newton-John - the famed British-born Australian singer and actress. Rona and her siblings' grandfather was German physicist, Max Born - a Nobel prize-winner. Their mother was Irene Born - a writer, photographer and environmentalist and their father was Brinley Newton-John - a Professor (Cambridge's King College) and a Dean gifted with an operatic voice. Rona had recorded a song called "Just Us Two" with her sister Olivia in 1972 and was a guest on The Mike Douglas Show (1961) (USA) in 1979. The cooking segment of the show also featured Rona and Olivia preparing their English soup recipe. Rona also enjoys writing.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: M. Alphons

Spouse (3)

Jeff Conaway (9 January 1980 - 1985) (divorced)
Graeme A Hall (1969 - ?) (divorced) (1 child)
Brian Goldsmith (1961 - 1968) (divorced) (3 children)

Trivia (9)

Older sister of Olivia Newton-John.
Mother, with Brian Goldsmith, of Tottie Goldsmith.
Aunt of actress Chloe Lattanzi.
Son Emerson Newton-John (born 1974) is a professional race car driver who has raced in Europe, Australia, and the United States.
She has grandchildren: Emerson's son and daughter, Brin and Valerie, and Tottie Goldsmith's daughter, Layla Lee-Curtis.
She met her first husband, actor Jeff Conaway, at an Allan Carr party during the filming of Grease (1978), which co-starred Jeff and her sister Olivia Newton-John. She was 35 and he 28 at the time. They married two years later in 1980 but divorced within a few years.
Ex-sister-in-law of Michele Conaway and Matt Lattanzi.
Sister-in-law of Amazon John Easterling.
Diagnosed with brain cancer [April 23, 2013].

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