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Dance with Princess Diana saved Travolta's career
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Actor John Travolta claims his famous dance with the late
Princess Diana saved his career. The 'Saturday Night Fever' star
admits his roles were few and far between until images of him and
the princess swirling around a ballroom in 1985 were shown around
John is quoted by Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper as saying:
"That was an amazing moment because I was having a dip in my career
and no-one was interested in me. Suddenly I was the only thing that
mattered in America to Princess Diana and I was reborn. I was like,
'Wow! I matter to someone again.'
Excitedly he said, "I was on the cover of every newspaper and
magazine in the world and someone as
significant as Princess Diana reminded everyone of me. It was a
wonderfully special moment of her fulfilling a dream and giving me
a new value."
The dance took place at the White House after First Lady Nancy
Reagan - the wife of then US President Ronald Reagan - took John
aside and told him Diana wanted a dance. He then plucked up the
courage to ask her to dance as the guests at the glittering gala
He said: "I looked her in the eye and said, 'We're good. I can
do this.' " Since his dance with Diana, who was tragically killed
in a Paris car crash in 1997, the 53-year-old actor's career has
John has starred in the award-winning 'Pulp Fiction', 'Swordfish'
and 'Broken Arrow'.