John Travolta has certainly showcased his silky-smooth moves on the big screen – most notably in Saturday Night Fever. But the triple threat’s most cherished moment on the dancefloor appears to have nothing to do with his Hollywood career. Instead, it occurred when he granted a particularly famous princess’ wish.
Yes, back in the mid-1980s the actor was invited to a White House gala, where he was asked to dance by none other than Princess Diana. And fortunately for fans of both the Golden Globe winner and the late royal, he’s chosen to spill all the details since. So here’s a look at the night that Travolta has described as one of the highlights of his life – as well as what led up to that moment.
Travolta entered the world in 1954 in the New Jersey community of Englewood, and it seems that he was pretty much born into a family of performers. His mother Helen was a member of radio vocal outfit The Sunshine Sisters, for example, while his brothers Sam and Joey and sisters Ann, Ellen and Margaret all followed in her acting footsteps. It would be the youngest of the Travolta kids who would become the biggest name, though.