Go, Greased Lightning! When Grease was released in 1978, it quickly became a huge hit and has since become one of the highest grossing and most popular musical films of all time. The movie follows some of the students from Rydell High School; the Pink Ladies and T-Birds. We always wanted to be a part of their groups… life just isn’t fair. But if you wanted to know what your favorite characters look like now, read on…
John Travolta as Danny Zuko
Oh, Danny Zuko. He was the heartthrob of the ’70s and ’80s (and the ‘50s technically, all of Rydell High loved him). Zuko was the best of both worlds, he was the whirlwind holiday romance, who loved frolicking on the beach and being all lovey-dovey, and he was the greaser gang T-Bird, with his leather jacket and his Elephant’s Trunk hairdo. And he even went through that Letterman sweater stage…. *swoon*
John Travolta – Now
John Travolta is now one of the biggest names in the industry. He is most known for his roles in Grease, Saturday Night Fever, Pulp Fiction, and Hairspray. Although his acting roles have declined over the past few years (remember his dodgy role in that awful film, Wild Hogs?) Travolta is more of an icon nowadays. But he hasn’t run out of things to do. Travolta is a private pilot, he’s an author and member of controversial group, Scientology. We last saw him in The People v. O.J Simpson: American Crime Story, which he even helped produce.
Olivia Newton-John as Sandy Olsson
Look at her; she’s Sandra Dee! Sandy was one lucky lady, and won the affections of Danny Zuko in the movie. She was an Australian student whose family moved to America during Summer Vacation, during which she met and fell victim to Zuko’s womanizing ways. When Sandy starts at Rydell High, she tries to become part of the Pink Ladies, but finds she is ‘too pure’….cue the music – and she turns into one sassy lady.
Olivia Newton-John – Now
Olivia Newton-John is now a legacy in the music and acting world – mostly for her role in Grease which was just so.darn.AMAZING! But as well as being an actress, Newton-John has also made a name for herself as one of the best-selling artists of all time, winning four Grammy awards and has sold around 100 million singles worldwide. Go, Olivia! She is also a highly influential environmental and animal rights activist and has even created her own eco-friendly businesses. The last time we saw her on our screens was on Dancing with the Stars in 2015. We miss you, Sandy…
Stockard Channing as Rizzo
Betty Alexander Rizzo was mostly known by her nickname and surname, Rizzo. She was the ruthless leader of the Pink Ladies, and was one of the most sarcastic people we’ve ever watched… and we absolutely loved it. Rizzo has a bit of a reputation throughout the movie; she smokes, drinks and basically doesn’t give a darn about what other people think about her. She’s also the lucky girlfriend of Kenickie… and yes, she did get those hickeys.