Grease star Olivia Newton-John thinks the 'Limerick accent is beautiful'

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Grease star Olivia Newton-John thinks the 'Limerick accent is beautiful'

Our fashion columnist Celia met up with the 70s icon

SHE’S the one that we want.

Our esteemed fashion columnist, Celia Holman Lee, met Grease star Olivia Newton-John at an event in Newbridge, Co Kildare.

The English-born Australian singer and actress shot to global stardom for her star role as Sandy in the immortal 1978 film Grease, and was nominated for a Golden Globe for her efforts, as well as singing on the films best-selling soundtrack.

Speaking to The Leader about her chat with Ms Newton-John, Celia revealed that she still looks “sensational” at 70years of age.

Celia told us that the star believes that the “Limerick accent is beautiful.”

“Meeting Olivia Newton-John was one of the highlights of my career – it was so great to have met her as she was so kind and gracious” said Celia.

“She told me that she actually had to be sewn into those leather trousers at the end of Grease!”

Olivia Newton John was in Kildare to launch a display of her most iconic outfits – including her famous skin-tight leather trousers and jacket worn in the final number of Grease – which are due to go to auction this November to raise funds for the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre.

The outfit is expected to go at least $100,000 dollars, or €89,000, which it goes to auction in November.

The various items will go on display at The Museum of Style Icons in Newbridge before they go under the hammer on November 1 and 2.