This story originally appeared at Do You Remember by Jane Kenney.

Photo Credit: REX, Metro UK

  • A few months ago, the announcement came out that Olivia Newton-John would be putting a number of outfits up for auction.
  • These outfits include the leather Grease costume and some of her touring outfits.
  • The Grease outfit sold for $405,700. All proceeds for her clothing items are going towards her wellness center.

A few months ago, we reported that Olivia Newton-John was auctioning off her Grease outfit (the iconic black leather one at the end of the film). The outfit has finally been sold at auction for $405,700. They recently sold at a Beverly Hills auction and for more than double the price expected! Other items in the auction included some of Newton-John’s tour costume pieces.

The items were put up for auction at Julien’s Auctions to help raise money for Newton-John’s treatment center in Australia. If you remember correctly, you can imagine the scene in your head when Newton-John wore this gorgeous outfit during the song “You’re The One That I Want” with John Travolta.

Recognize part of the iconic Grease outfit?

Sandy jacket / Julien’s Auctions/ MEGA

The auction actually raised $2.4 million in total. Reports indicate that any items coming from the 1978 musical film were sold for way over the anticipated amount. For example, a Grease poster signed by Newton-John, Travolta, and other cast members sold for $64,000, when it had been estimated as at $1,000. Moreover, a custom Pink Ladies jacket given to Newton-John by the cast and crew went for $50,000. This was 25 times its original estimate!

The 71-year-old actress has battled cancer three times now and was first diagnosed in 1992. After her first bout with cancer, she opened up the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre in Melbourne. The center aims to support not only physical healing, but also mental healing.

Leather Greaseoutfit / Paramount Pictures, Julien’s Auctions

All of the proceeds from the auctioned off items on Newton-John’s behalf will be going towards the wellness center. Take a look at the video below to watch Olivia Newton-John talk about her iconic Grease outfits and more, plus the auction and her wellness center!