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Overview (4)

Born in Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Birth NameGoldie Jeanne Hawn
Nickname Go-Go
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Goldie Jeanne Hawn was born on November 21, 1945 in Washington D.C. to Laura Hawn (née Steinhoff), a jewelry shop/dance school owner, and Rut Hawn, a band musician. She has a sister, Patti Hawn, and a brother, Edward, who died in infancy before her birth. She was raised in the Jewish religion. Her mother was Jewish and the daughter of Hungarian immigrants. Her father was Presbyterian, and had German and English ancestry. 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 had her feature film debut in The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band (1968), with a small role as a giggling dancer. Her first big role came in 1969, where she played opposite Walter Matthau and Ingrid Bergman in Cactus Flower (1969), a role which earned her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. 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 hit movies such as Best Friends (1982), Protocol (1984) and Wildcats (1986). In 1987, she appeared with her boyfriend 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 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 1968 to 1973. 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. They had a son in 1986, Wyatt Russell.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anna G.

Spouse (2)

Bill Hudson (3 July 1976 - 19 March 1982) ( divorced) ( 2 children)
Gus Trikonis (16 May 1969 - 22 June 1976) ( divorced)

Trade Mark (3)

Blonde hair and big blue eyes
Bubbly personality
(Early years) Dancing in bikini and body paint

Trivia (63)

Good friends with Sally Field.
Spent much of her time between 1992 and 1994 looking after her mother, who died in 1994.
Three children: Oliver Hudson (b. 1976), Kate Hudson (b. 1979) from her second marriage to Bill Hudson; Wyatt Russell (b. 1986) from her relationship with Kurt Russell.
Attended Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, MD. Classmates included Carl Bernstein, Ben Stein, and Sylvester Stallone.
Chosen by Empire Magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#71). [1995]
She and longtime companion Kurt Russell appeared together in three films: The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band (1968), Swing Shift (1984) and Overboard (1987).
Living with Kurt Russell since 1983. They were reportedly on the verge of breaking up in 2000 and again in 2004.
It has often been reported that her father, Rut Hawn (aka Edward Rutledge Hawn), was a direct descendant of Edward Rutledge (1749-1800), the youngest person to sign the Declaration of Independence in 1776. However, genealogical research has shown that Goldie's "Rutledge" line leads back to a man named Joseph Rutledge (1744-1814).
Gave commencement address at Graduation for the Class of 2002 at her alma mater, American University.
Started Cosmic Entertainment with Kurt Russell, Kate Hudson and Oliver Hudson in 2003.
Has four grandsons and two granddaughters: Ryder Russell Robinson (b. January 7, 2004) via daughter Kate Hudson and ex-son-in-law Chris Robinson; Wilder Brooks Hudson (b. August 23, 2007), Bodhi Hawn Hudson (b. March 19, 2010) and Rio Laura Hudson (b. July 18, 2013) via son Oliver Hudson and daughter-in-law Erinn Bartlett; Bingham Hawn Bellamy (b. July 9, 2011) via Kate and Matthew Bellamy; Rani Rose Hudson Fujikawa (b. October 2, 2018) vita Kate and Danny Fujikawa.
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.
Plays a former rock-star groupie in The Banger Sisters (2002). Her daughter, Kate Hudson, plays a young rock-star groupie in Almost Famous (2000).
She is a devout Buddhist and 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.
Ex-sister-in-law of Gina Trikonis, Brett Hudson, and Mark Hudson.
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.
She describes herself as a Jew-Bu (Jewish Buddhist).
Considers her role as Lou Jean Poplin in The Sugarland Express (1974) to be her finest work onscreen.
Daughter of Rut Hawn and Laura Hawn.
She and her daughter Kate Hudson are both left-handed.
Had such a traumatic natural birth with her son Oliver Hudson that she delivered her other children, Kate Hudson and Wyatt Russell, via elective Caesarean sections.
She was born in Washington D.C. but grew up Takoma Park, Maryland.
Published her autobiography, "A Lotus Grows in the Mud". [2005]
Her father had German and English ancestry, while her maternal grandparents were Hungarian Jewish immigrants.
Actually, Goldie is her real name, she was named after her aunt.
Sister of Patti Hawn. Their older brother Edward Jr. (born February 10, 1937) was found dead in his crib when he was a month old.
Was the 67th actress to receive an Academy Award; she won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for Cactus Flower (1969) at The 42nd Annual Academy Awards (1970) on April 7, 1970.
Shares a birthday with Cactus Flower (1969) co-star Rick Lenz.
Turned down The Day of the Locust (1975), Family Plot (1976), Pretty Baby (1978), Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), The Main Event (1979), Atlantic City (1980), Making Love (1982) and Big Business (1988).
Had planned to direct and star with Kurt Russell in a comedy about a woman who goes to India and loses her ex-husband's ashes, tentatively titled "Ashes to Ashes" (2001). Hawn wrote the script with Jeremy Pikser, co-writer of Bulworth (1998). The project fell into development limbo for a number of years and was re-announced at Cannes in 2007, with production scheduled to begin in the fall, but was put on hold yet again. To date it has not been made.
Withdrew from HBO pilot "Viagra Diaries" in 2011 citing creative differences.
Originally cast as Hilary Altman in This Is Where I Leave You (2014) but dropped out when filming was delayed and was replaced by Jane Fonda.
First woman to be honored by the American Museum of the Moving Image. [1997]
Discovered by talent agent Bud Simon while dancing in the chorus line on Andy Griffith's "Uptown-Downton" TV special. [1966]
She received the worst press of her career in the wake of rumors about her behind-the-scenes machinations on the period romantic comedy-drama Swing Shift (1984). Director Jonathan Demme accused her of recutting the film to play up her character at the expense of impressive supporting player Christine Lahti.
Lived with Swedish actor Bruno Wintzell from 1973 to 1975. Internet references that Goldie was married to Wintzell are false, as she was still legally wed to Gus Trikonis throughout that period and didn't even file for divorce until she and Bill Hudson got engaged.
Dated crooner Spiro Venduras, actor Mark Goddard, stuntman Ted Grossman, Italian actor Franco Nero, French actor Yves Rénier and Moroccan entrepreneur Victor Drai. (Drai and Hawn had a 2-year relationship before she became involved with Kurt Russell.) On Watch What Happens: Live (2009) in 2017, Hawn quasi-confirmed old reports of an affair with Warren Beatty during the filming of $ (1971). She was also linked to newsman Charles Glass and Pakistani politician Imran Khan during rumored separations from Russell in the early '00s.
Was replaced by Shelley Long as Carolyn in Dr. T & the Women (2000).
Aged 19 and employed as a dancer at the New York World's Fair, Hawn was spotted by a pimp who arranged her to meet with 55-year-old cartoonist Al Capp in his Manhattan apartment for what she thought was an audition for a forthcoming television series. During the meeting Capp - dressed in loungewear - exposed himself and tried to come onto her. After his advances were rejected, he told Goldie she would never get anywhere in show business and that she should return home and marry a Jewish dentist. She left the building in tears. When a few years had passed, and newly-famous Goldie was appearing on Laugh-In (1967), she sent Capp a sarcastic telegram: "As you can see I didn't have to marry a Jewish dentist after all." Naturally, she waited until Capp was deceased before telling this story publicly.
Amy Schumer lured her out of self-imposed retirement to co-star in Snatched (2017). 20th Century Fox originally didn't want Hawn for the movie, since she hadn't acted in 15 years, but Amy insisted and even threatened to leave the project if Goldie wasn't cast.
Owns homes in Vancouver (Canda), Pacific Palisades (CA), Palm Desert (CA) and Snowmass Village (CO).
Goldie Hawn & Kurt Russell are Hollywood's longest-lasting unmarried couple--a big deal at one time, not so much now since marriage has gone out of vogue and just living together is the norm. Her daughter Kate Hudson didn't bother to marry the fathers of her last two children.
De-facto-stepmother of Boston Russell.
Richard Donner pursued her for the role of Eve Teschmacher in Superman (1978), but her $2 million salary demand was deemed unreasonable by studio executives who ultimately settled for lesser-known actress Valerie Perrine.
Immediately after the success of The First Wives Club (1996), she, Bette Midler and Diane Keaton were going to make another film together called "Avon Ladies of the Amazon". The premise was about women who sell beauty products in the jungle. The film never got made. In 2015, the trio planned to star in a film for Netflix called "Divanation" as members of a once-popular singing group forced to reconnect after their volatile split and 30 year estrangement, but that also did not come to fruition.
Recorded and released a self-titled solo pop-country LP for Warner Bros. in 1972 with the production help of Dolly Parton and Buck Owens. One single was released (a cover of the bluegrass classic "Uncle Pen" with the flip side "Butterfly"), but it failed to chart.
At the beginning of her career, was heralded as the next Marilyn Monroe.
In 1970 she sued E-Z Card Co. and Hole In The Wall for $1.5 million, contending that 10,000 posters of her eating a potato chip constituted an invasion of privacy. The lawsuit said the posters with the caption "Granny who?" embarrassed and humiliated her and prevented her from endorsing other products because the poster advertised Granny Goose potato chips. She also said the posters interfered with her career because she left the Laugh-In (1967) television show to become a serious actress. She won just $3,000 in damages and an agreement from the poster companies to stop printing the picture in a stipulated Superior Court judgment.
Received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6201 Hollywood Blvd in Hollywood, California on May 4, 2017.
In the made-for-TV movie Carolina Moon (2007), Jacqueline Bisset played the mother of Hawn's real-life son Oliver Hudson. By coincidence, Jackie and Goldie both had long-term relationships with Victor Drai.
De-facto-daughter-in-law of Bing Russell.
Laugh-In castmate Judy Carne reportedly was so jealous of Goldie it caused her to start using heroin.
Had public squabble with Demi Moore in 1992.
Returned to work eight months after giving birth to her daughter Kate Hudson to begin filming Private Benjamin (1980).
Returned to work thirteen months after giving birth to her son Oliver Hudson to begin filming Foul Play (1978).
Returned to work nine months after giving birth to her son Wyatt Russell to begin filming Overboard (1987).

Personal Quotes (26)

[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.
A rested face is a beautiful face. However you can, find your place of rest and peace.
Peter Sellers was great to work with. A lovely man. A little bit crazy in that he -- you know, as I say, it was hard. It was sort of balancing a very delicate spirit on a needle. You know, because you never know where he was going.

But I gave him a birthday party once, and he said to me, you know, Goldie, I'll never have a home like this. I'll never have a house like this, and I would like a piece of me in your home. And he sent me a French armoire, and I still have it. That was after he ate his birthday candle, which is a whole other problem.
[on Peter Sellers] He was completely in his moment, in his truth, at all times there was never a break. He was able to witness how funny he was, and yet not have any control over his ability to -- inability to stop laughing at himself.

We would have to break for lunch sometimes, because we couldn't bring him back. But, you know, you couldn't get a knife in between who he was playing and his comedy and his truth. It was all there together, which is what made him a genius.
It's wonderful to move forward technologically, but we cannot forget that we are human beings who thrive on relationships, who thrive on interconnectivity, who thrive on sharing your feelings and emotions.
I noted that people are happy here in India. When I went back home, people had everything in the materialistic sense and were surrounded with abundance, but they were not happy.
Society, honestly, hasn't tempted me to do very much.
I am compelled to continuously see the bright side. It is in my DNA. My kids look at me and say: 'Mom, you're so happy!' And I do feel happy. I feel joyful inside. I can't explain it.
[why she and Kurt Russell aren't married] We've both been married. I've been married twice, it didn't work. He was married once, that didn't work either. And, you know, we were at a time when we had kids and thought, 'Well, you know, what actually would it do to get married?'. I like being independent. I like being his girlfriend. I like that notion. I think it's sexy, and I do think that it's a way of saying, 'You know what, I don't own you, and there's no paper that says that. My union with you is in my heart and it's in my promises', you know, and that's the best you can do.
[why she missed the Oscars ceremony when she won her Academy Award] We were just beginning to film here (There's a Girl in My Soup (1970), in England) and it was impossible for me to leave. It would have set them back a full week. I suppose I could have stomped out and said I was going but I couldn't do that. They'd been waiting and waiting to get started, and I would have felt bad about delaying them longer. So it was a decision we all shared.
I've been practicing modalities of Eastern philosophy since about 1972. What I've learned through my meditation is a sense of equanimity, a sense of all things being equal.
I have a light personality and a deep-thinking brain. Those are two very different things.
Even during the days when I could have gotten myself into some fine trouble, I was a good girl. I was a little worker bee. I was dancing and working from the age of 18. I did dance in rock clubs, but I made money at it. I treated it like a job and just went home. It's so hilarious that I embodied the whole idea of this free-spirit "Laugh-In" girl, but I was really very conservative.
[observation, 1979] Hollywood is the cruelest place on Earth. Values are incredibly bad. People are too easy. Money is too easy. People are vicious. They smile at you and stab you in the back. You can't confide in anyone. And the most successful people never grow. Their egos are weird. That's why we never go to Hollywood parties. People are phony and stilted. They stare at each other and go off with a different person every night. It's disgusting. And people are so cold. They never make a real, deep commitment to each other.
The Russians are the most hospitable people in the world, and they would feed you even if they had to go hungry themselves.
I'm a woman who was raised to believe that you are not complete unless you have a man. Well, in some ways it's true. I am a feminist to a point. But I'm not going to deny the fact that I love to be with men.
It took a few years for anyone in Hollywood to honor my title as producer. They all shied away from it, thinking I was just a woman who wanted control. [...] All I ever wanted to do was exercise a certain level of power, which I had earned. I wasn't someone who just appeared on the scene and demanded a producer's credit.
If you don't like yourself then you're really gonna be angry with people when they say they love you. So it's best you love yourself first so then you can honor their love.
Marriage ends up being a business deal because at the end of a marriage, no matter how long or short it is, somebody owes somebody money. And I was on the short end of the stick on that one. So I look at that and I thought, well this is ridiculous! This kind of thing when you're together two, three, four, even five years - it's an inappropriate amount of money you have to pay. It's ridiculous to base your relationship on money.
My life is not dictated by outside perception. It's only dictated by the things I choose to do.
[comment on dating culture, 2017] I like to be pursued. I like that relationship. Women are now basically pursuing men.
My career has been a very odd one. It's never been a career about romance, or playing the girl dependent on the man. I always played certain characters, kooky, quirky or strange. So I'm lucky that way. Looking back on who that person was, it's odd, because I'm not like that anymore. But I identify with her very much, because that's who I was.
[speaking to reporters at the Academy Awards in March 1976, on carrying Bill Hudson's child while still legally wed to Gus Trikonis] I am not having this baby in a closet!

Salary (13)

Laugh-In (1967) $1,000 per week
The Sugarland Express (1974) $300,000 + 10% of profits
The Girl from Petrovka (1974) $350,000 + 10% of profits
Shampoo (1975) $375,000 + 5% of profits
The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox (1976) $375,000 + 7½% of profits
Private Benjamin (1980) $1,000,000 + % of gross
Seems Like Old Times (1980) $1,000,000 + % of gross
Best Friends (1982) $2,500,000 + % of gross
Protocol (1984) $3,000,000 + % of gross
Wildcats (1986) $3,000,000 + % of gross
Deceived (1991) $3,500,000 + % of gross
Death Becomes Her (1992) $3,000,000 + % of gross
The Out-of-Towners (1999) $5,000,000

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