Born in the sixties to the doyen of the Australian nightclub industry Brian Goldsmith and model, actress Rona Newton-John, Tottie, one of eight children, has had an eclectic career spanning music, film, television radio and theatre. Tottie became one of the country’s best known and memorable entertainment personalities.
In 1986 Tottie was one of the founding members of girl group The Chantoozies, whose first hit single Witch Queen reached gold & platinum status in Australia.
In the 90’s Tottie’s television, radio and hosting blossomed and was known as the ‘it girl’ after hosting Ten’s controversial and ground-breaking Sex/Life series. She then finished the year wining the ratings on TTFM’s breakfast radio program in Melbourne.
Her TV & Film credits include everything from The Young Doctors, Neighbours and Secret Life of Us
to Underbelly’s Infiltration.
Her stage career yielded such successes as Grease - The Arena Spectacular, Janet in The New Rocky Horror Show and a national tour of Don’t Dress for Dinner with Dennis Waterman and Jon English. She stared opposite Samuel Johnson in the national tour of Sex with Strangers amongst other successful theatre runs.
In 2019 Tottie was recognised for her 15 years of commitment by being awarded Goodwill Ambassador in her aunt Olivia Newton-John’s Cancer and Wellness Centre and in 2020 was awarded an OAM for her contribution to charity and the performing arts.