Goldie Jean Hawn was born in Washington D.C. to Laura Steinhoff (a jewelry shop/dance school owner) and Edward Rutledge Hawn (a band musician). She has a sister, Patricia, and a brother, Edward, who died before she was born. She was raised in the Jewish religion. Her mother was Jewish and the daughter of Hungarian immigrants. Her father was Presbyterian. At the age of three, Goldie began taking ballet and tap dance lessons and, at the age of ten, she danced in the chorus of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo production of "The Nutcracker". At the age of 19, she ran and instructed a ballet school, having dropped out of college, where she was majoring in drama. Before going into the film business, she worked as a professional dancer.
Hawn began her acting career on the TV sitcom "Good Morning, World" (1967), but the series was canceled after 26 episodes. She then joined the cast of the comedy variety show "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" (1967), which made her a household name around the country and earned her an Emmy Award. She made her feature film debut as a giggling dancer in The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band (1968). In 1969, she co-starred with Walter Matthau in the critical and box office hit, Cactus Flower (1969), for which she won an Oscar. After her Academy Award win, her career took off and she followed with roles in successful comedies, such as There's a Girl in My Soup (1970) and Shampoo (1975), and more dramatic roles in The Girl from Petrovka (1974) and The Sugarland Express (1974). In 1978, she starred alongside Chevy Chase in the box office hit, Foul Play (1978). In 1980, she starred in another box office hit, Private Benjamin (1980), where she also served as producer. During the 1980s, she starred in movies such as Best Friends (1982), Protocol (1984), and Wildcats (1986). In 1987, she appeared with her partner, Kurt Russell, in Overboard (1987), which became both a critical and box office disappointment. Her career slowed down after that until 1990, when she starred alongside Mel Gibson in Bird on a Wire (1990). In 1992, she starred in the successful film, Death Becomes Her (1992), with Meryl Streep and Bruce Willis, which was followed by another successful film, HouseSitter (1992), which co-starred Steve Martin. In 1996, she played the role of an aging alcoholic actress in the comedy, The First Wives Club (1996), with Diane Keaton and Bette Midler; it became a critical and financial success. She also starred in the Woody Allen film, Everyone Says I Love You (1996) and The Out-of-Towners (1999), which reunited her with Steve Martin. In 2001 and 2002, she starred in Town & Country (2001) with Warren Beatty, and The Banger Sisters (2002) with Susan Sarandon.
Goldie has been married twice. First to actor/director Gus Trikonis, from 1969 to 1974. In 1975, she married musician Bill Hudson and became a mother, for the first time, in 1976, when she gave birth to their son, Oliver Hudson. In 1979, she had her second child with Hudson, daughter Kate Hudson. The marriage ended in divorce in 1980. Since 1983, she has been in a relationship with actor Kurt Russell.
|Bill Hudson||(3 July 1976 - 2 January 1980) (divorced) 2 children|
|Gus Trikonis||(16 May 1969 - 1 May 1976) (divorced)|
Actually, Goldie is her real name, she was named after her aunt.
Good friends with Sally Field.
Spent much of her time between 1992 and 1994 looking after her mother, who died in 1994.
Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#71). 
Her father, Rut Hawn (aka Edward Rutledge Hawn), is descended from Edward Rutledge, the youngest person to sign the Declaration of Independence in 1776.
Gave commencement address at Graduation for the Class of 2002 at her alma mater, American University.
Grandmother to 4 grandsons; Ryder Rusell Robinson, born January 7, 2004, from daughter Kate Hudson and ex-son-in-law Chris Robinson, Wilder Brooks Hudson, born August 23, 2007 and Bodhi Hawn Hudson, born March 19, 2010, from her son Oliver Hudson and daughter-in-law Erinn Bartlett, and Bingham Hawn Bellamy, born July 9, 2011, from daughter Kate Hudson and future son-in-law Matthew Bellamy.
Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith, pg. 209-210. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387
In January 1985, at age 39, she posed for the cover of Playboy.
Her first entertainment gig was performing in "The Nutcracker" at age 11. She earned $1.50.
Awarded honorary degree from Loyola Marymount University after delivering 2004 Commencement address there.
Is an accomplished ballet dancer.
Introduced His Holiness, the The Dalai Lama, at the "Tribute to the Dalai Lama" concert at Vancouver's Orpheum Theatre, in April 2004.
Her performance as Judy Benjamin in Private Benjamin (1980) is ranked #70 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.
Founder of the Bright Light Foundation for Children.
It is often incorrectly stated that she shortened her family name from Studlendgehawn to Hawn. According to census documents the surname of all of her direct ancestors up to and including her father is Hawn, Hahn, or Haun.
Considers her role as Lou Jean Poplin in The Sugarland Express (1974) to be her finest work on screen.
Her daughter Kate Hudson was delivered one month prematurely via Caesarean section.
[in 1977] Monogamy is impossible these days for both sexes. I don't know anyone who's faithful or wants to be.
Men are much simpler mechanisms than women. Nothing changes them . . . even when they have a midlife crisis, they do it in a mindless way . . . that's why I think we should let men go off and have affairs and drive fast cars and dream of being virile--and we should run the world.
We can't hold on to our youth, but what you can hang on to is all the things we've been told a zillion times: you have to find the light in your life that you had when you were a little girl or little guy that made you happy.
Oh, I don't think of myself as a Buddhist. I was born Jewish, and consider that my religion.
|Death Becomes Her (1992)||$3,000,000|
(2005) Published her autobiography, "A Lotus Grows in the Mud".
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