How Olivia Newton-John became a lady

Olivia Newton-John was known as Australian but she was born in England; The family moved to Australia via The Guardian when Newton-John was 6 years old. Born in England, she was eligible to become a lady. A dame is the female version of a knight and the highest honor in the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire; It was established in 1917 “to reward contributions to the arts, science, community service and public service”.

Newton-John became a Dame in 2019 because of her work as a musician and also because of her charity work and her work in cancer research, according to ABC News. Newton-John was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992 and was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer in 2020. She founded the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Center in Melbourne, Australia. In addition to supporting cancer research and well-being, Newton-John was an animal rights and environmentalist.

Upon receiving the award, Newton-John said, “I am very excited, honored and beyond words grateful to be part of such a distinguished group of women to have received this distinguished award before me. I am very proud of my British heritage and so grateful to be recognized in this way.”

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