Olivia Newton-John Nephew Recall When She Wore A ‘Cleopatra Wig’ To Disguise Herself In Public

Olivia Newton-John Nephew Recall When She Wore A ‘Cleopatra Wig’ To Disguise Herself In Public

Updated on August 10, 2022 18:37 PM by Emma Alice

Her nephew Brett Goldsmith recalls a Cleopatra disguise, and hours of makeup weren't enough to hide Olivia Newton-John's stardom.

The Grease star's family announced her death on Monday at 73. Goldsmith tells what he loved most about his aunt as tributes for the actress pour in.

Besides being the wonderful caring person who always called and asked about how life was going for you, she was the best fun to be around, humble and funny, says Goldsmith, the son of Olivia's late sister, Rona Newton-John. He died of brain cancer in 2013.

Thinking back to a fun moment when he joined Olivia on tour in Paris in 1978, Goldsmith recalls the Magic singer going to great lengths to avoid the paparazzi, which he says were so intense she couldn't leave the hotel.

Cleopatra Wig Some Crazy Coat Makeup

She had a makeup artist and costume designer come to the hotel to make her up in disguise. She chose a Cleopatra wig and makeup and some crazy coat. It took hours to do, and when she was finally ready to leave, we walked out of the hotel thinking we had fooled everyone, Goldsmith says.

However, he admits that it only took seconds for them to realize there was no disguising the beloved star, and nobody was fooled.

We spent the next hour racing in the car from the photographers and fans, he continues, adding that the actress reached multiple generations.

Even into her 60s and beyond, young and old, everywhere she went was drawn to her. I was lucky to be in her family, and I was proud that she recorded some of my songs and we wrote together.

She also got to photograph her, and we always had a blast together. He says she is a rare human that can never be replaced or forgotten.

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Olivia Newton-John Passed Away

On Monday, Olivia's husband, John Easterling, announced her death on her social media channels.

Dame Olivia Newton-John passed away at her Ranch in Southern California, surrounded by family and friends. We ask that everyone please respect the family's confidentiality during this very difficult time, he wrote.

Olivia's Experience With Plant Medicine

Olivia has been a point of triumphs and hopes for over 30 years, telling her journey with breast cancer. Her healing encouragement and pioneering experience with plant medicine continue with the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund, dedicated to researching plant medicine and cancer. Instead of flowers, the family asks that any donations be made in her memory to the @onjfoundation.

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