Olivia Newton-John‘s edgy leather look from the Grease finale is still regarded as one of the most iconic film fashion moments of all time. But after holding on to the sentimental outfit for decades, Newton-John, 71, is parting ways with it - along with 500 other items in her closet - to raise money for the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Center in Melbourne, Australia. “It was in my closet for many, many years. Someone’s going to enjoy them, and this has a purpose,” Newton-John said.
Julien’s Auctions anticipates that the star’s outfit could sell for anywhere between $100,000 to $200,000. Other Grease memorabilia that Newton-John donated for the auction include her original script from the film, a Grease ten times platinum award, the custom dress she wore to the Grease premiere in L.A. in 1978 and the “Pink Ladies” jacket given to her by the cast. Newton-John, who is now fighting breast cancer for the third time, founded the ONJ Cancer Centre during her first battle in 1992. She overcame cancer again in 2013, but in May 2017, she was told cancer had metastasized and spread to her bones. “It’s almost like - I think I know what the statistics are. But I put them away. But I’m gonna live longer than that. I’ve made that decision. And I don’t buy into the statistics ‘cause I think they can make you really nervous.” Newton-John said.