Goldie Jean Hawn (born November 21, 1945) is an American Academy Award-winning actress, director and producer. She is best known for starring in popular film comedies of the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.
Hawn began taking ballet and tap dance lessons at the age of three, and danced in the chorus of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo production of The Nutcracker in 1955. She made her stage debut in 1961, playing Juliet in a Virginia Stage Company production of Romeo and Juliet. By 1964, she ran and instructed a ballet school, having dropped out of American University, where she was majoring in drama. In 1964, Hawn, who graduated from Montgomery Blair High School (Class of 1963) , made her professional dancing debut in a production of Can-Can at the Texas Pavilion of the New York World's Fair. She began working as a professional dancer a year later, and appeared as a go-go dancer in New York City.
She returned to the screen again in 1996 as the ageing, alcoholic actress Elise Elliot in the financially and critically successful The First Wives Club, opposite Bette Midler and Diane Keaton, with whom she covered the Lesley Gore hit "You Don't Own Me" for the film's soundtrack. Hawn also performed a cover version of the Beatles' song, "A Hard Day's Night", on George Martin's 1998 album, In My Life. She continued her tenure in the 90's with Woody Allen's musical Everyone Says I Love You (1996) and reuniting with Steve Martin for the comedy The Out-of-Towners (1999), a remake of the 1970 Neil Simon hit. The film was critically panned and bombed at the box office.
In 2001 Hawn was reunited with former co-stars Warren Beatty (her co-star in $ and Shampoo) and Diane Keaton for the comedy Town & Country, a critical and financial fiasco. Budgeted at an estimated US$90 million, the film opened to little notice and grossed only $7 million in its North American theatrical run. As of 2008, her last film appearance was in the 2002 runaway hit The Banger Sisters, opposite Susan Sarandon and Geoffrey Rush.
In 2005, Hawn's autobiography, A Lotus Grows in the Mud, was published. Hawn claims that the book is not a Hollywood tell-all, but rather a memoir and record of what she has learned in her life so far. Hawn announced in an interview with AARP's magazine that her next film project would be called Ashes to Ashes and co-star her partner Kurt Russell. The film is about a New York widow who loses her late husband's ashes in India.
Hawn has been in a relationship with actor Kurt Russell since 1983, when the two reconnected on the set of Swing Shift (they previously met while filming 1968's The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band). The couple have a son together, Wyatt Russell, born July 10, 1986, who lives in Vancouver, B.C., Canada, learning and playing hockey. Wyatt was a goalie with the Brampton Capitals of the Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League before starting college in 2007 and playing for the CHA Champion University of Alabama in Huntsville Chargers. She also is stepmother to Kurt Russell's son Boston. Hawn became a grandmother on January 7, 2004, when her daughter, Kate Hudson, gave birth to son Ryder Russell Robinson. She then became a grandmother for a second time when son, Oliver Hudson and his wife, actress Erinn Bartlett, welcomed their son Wilder Brooks Hudson, on August 23, 2007.
Hawn founded and funds the Goldie Hawn Institute, formerly called the Bright Lights Foundation. The institute teaches the Buddhist technique of mindfulness training; where fourth through seventh graders are instructed in mindful awareness techniques and positive thinking skills, then tested for changes in behavior, social and emotional competence, and moral development. One school official reports that in one classroom, the children went from having the most behavioral problems, to having zero behavioral problems.
Hawn realizes that many parents oppose bringing Buddhist methods into public schools, and recently stated in Greater Good magazine, published by Greater Good Science Center: "There will always be people who see this as scary, or as some kind of Eastern philosophy that they don't want for their kids." Hawn adds, "Mindfulness gives kids a tool for understanding how their brain works, for having more self-control".
|1968||The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band||Giggly Girl||Credited as Goldie Jeanne.|
|1969||Cactus Flower||Toni Simmons||Academy Award - Best Supporting Actress Oscar|
|1970||There's a Girl in My Soup||Marion||Appears nude.|
|1971||$||Dawn Divine||aka Dollars|
|1972||Butterflies Are Free||Jill Tanner|
|1974||The Sugarland Express||Lou Jean Poplin|
|The Girl from Petrovka||Oktyabrina|
|1976||The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox||Amanda Quaid/Duchess Swansbury|
|1978||Foul Play||Gloria Mundy|
|1979||Lovers and Liars||Anita|
|1980||Private Benjamin||Pvt. Judy Benjamin/Goodman||Academy Award nomination - Best Actress|
|Seems Like Old Times||Glenda Gardenia Parks|
|1982||Best Friends||Paula McCullen||Appears nude.|
|1984||Swing Shift||Kay Walsh|
|1986||Wildcats||Molly McGrath||Appears nude.|
|1987||Overboard||Joanna Stayton/Annie Proffitt|
|1990||Bird on a Wire||Marianne Graves||Appears partially nude.|
|Death Becomes Her||Helen Sharp|
|1996||The First Wives Club||Elise Elliot|
|Everyone Says I Love You||Steffi Dandridge|
|1999||The Out-of-Towners||Nancy Clark|
|2001||Town & Country||Mona Miller|
|2002||The Banger Sisters||Suzette|
|2008||Ashes To Ashes|
At 53, She's Sexy, Girlish and envied.Yet Behind the Wholesome Smile, Goldie Hawn Is a Serial Adulteress Who Believes in Open Relationships and Has Discarded Two Husbands. but Is She Also Living Proof That Sex Keeps You Young?
Apr 08, 1999; Byline: CHRISTOPHER WILSON FEW film stars hold such fascination as Goldie Hawn. Aged 53, she still has her girlish figure and...