Saturday 13 August 2022 01:52 AM Olivia Newton-John's best friend Susan George pays moving tribute to the late ... trends now

Saturday 13 August 2022 01:52 AM Olivia Newton-John's best friend Susan George pays moving tribute to the late ... trends now
Saturday 13 August 2022 01:52 AM Olivia Newton-John's best friend Susan George pays moving tribute to the late ... trends now

Saturday 13 August 2022 01:52 AM Olivia Newton-John's best friend Susan George pays moving tribute to the late ... trends now

Olivia Newton-John's lifelong friend of almost 60 years Susan George has paid a heartfelt tribute to the late actress.  

The iconic Grease star died peacefully at the age of 73 at her home in southern California on Monday, surrounded by her family and friends. 

And reflecting on her memories of Olivia, fellow actress Susan, 72, told how she felt 'privileged to have known her', while she also recalled their last conversation together.

Best friends: Olivia Newton-John's lifelong friend of almost 60 years Susan George (R) has paid a heartfelt tribute to the late actress (pictured together in 2009)

Best friends: Olivia Newton-John's lifelong friend of almost 60 years Susan George (R) has paid a heartfelt tribute to the late actress (pictured together in 2009)

Having grown up amid the glitz and glam of Hollywood, away from the camera the two women cemented their friendship as they bonded over their love of nature and horses.

Writing for The Mirror, Susan recalled the pair meeting as teens and growing a lifelong friendship, remarking that the film star 'filled my heart and head with pride.'

Detailing Olivia's rise to fame thanks to her role as Sandy in Grease, Susan said: 'I was with her through the making, and at the premiere in London and when our stretch limo was mobbed, she was staggered and playfully humbled by all the amazing attention. Did she ever know how beautiful she was? No, never, and that was part of her magic.'

Rest in peace: The iconic Grease star died peacefully at the age of 73 at her home in southern California on Monday, surrounded by her family and friends

Rest in peace: The iconic Grease star died peacefully at the age of 73 at her home in southern California on Monday, surrounded by her family and friends

She went on to say that while Olivia enjoyed the swanky premieres, parties and lunches that fame brought, the Australian beauty felt happiest when she was surrounded by horses, calling Susan's stud farm her 'sanctuary'.  

The TV star went on to remember several funny moments they shared throughout the years, including a hilarious moment that she struggled to control Olivia's Shetland ponies - the Grease star filmed and Susan still has the 'precious video'.

She added that despite the pair living far apart, they were 'always there for one other' no matter what, through the 'good times and bad'.

Honour: reflecting on her memories of Olivia, fellow actress Susan, 72, told how she felt 'privileged to have known her', while she also recalled their last conversation together

Honour: reflecting on her memories of Olivia, fellow actress Susan, 72, told how she felt 'privileged to have known her', while she also recalled their last conversation together

Bond: Having grown up amid the glitz and glam of Hollywood, away from the camera the two women cemented their friendship as they bonded over their love of nature and horses

Bond: Having grown up amid the glitz and glam of Hollywood, away from the camera the two women cemented their friendship as they bonded over their love of nature and horses

Speaking of when Olivia was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992, Susan told how Olivia had a 'sort of acceptance', adding that the star 'knew' that she could use her battle as a 'platform to help others', and had 'no seed of doubt' that she'd survive it.

Indeed Olivia did go on to survive, having battled the disease twice more before finally succumbing to it earlier this month. 

Detailing their last phone call, Susan said: 'We spoke a few weeks ago and had the longest talk about times

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