Got her first taste of the spotlight in 1963 at the age of 3 on The Andy Williams Show.
Debuted on the pop and country charts 10 years later with the hit single "Paper Roses."
Studied martial arts under the tutelage of Chuck Norris.
Was offered the lead role of Sandy in Grease (1978) but turned down the role on moral grounds: she disagreed with the character's decision to turn to bad behavior in order to woo a boy.
In 1983, cofounded, with actor John Schneider, the Children's Miracle Network.
In the early 1990s, debuted on Broadway as Anna in The King & I.
An avid doll collector, she launched the Marie Osmond Fine Porcelain Collectors Dolls on QVC and at Disney theme parks in 1991.
Penned the books Behind the Smile: My Journey Out of Post-Partum Depression (2001), Might as Well Laugh About It Now (2010) and Marie Osmond's Heartfelt Giving: Sew and Quilt for Family and Friends (2010).
Caused a stir after fainting during a live Dancing With the Stars broadcast in 2007.