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  • 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).
  • Awarded honorary degree from Loyola Marymount University after delivering 2004 Commencement address there.
  • Attended Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, Maryland.
  • 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.
  • Ex-sister-in-law of Gina Trikonis, Brett Hudson and Mark Hudson.
  • Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith, pg. 209-210. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387
  • She is a devout Buddhist and introduced His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, at the "Tribute to the Dalai Lama" concert at Vancouver's Orpheum Theatre, in April 2004.
  • Grandmother of Ryder Russell Robinson (child of her daughter Kate Hudson and musician Chris Robinson) and Wilder Brooks (child of her son Oliver Hudson and actress Erinn Bartlett).
  • Gave commencement address at Graduation for the Class of 2002 at her alma mater, American University.
  • Measurements: 34A-23-35 (early starlet days), 34B-24-36 (at age 51), (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)
  • She and longtime companion Kurt Russell both appeared in The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band (1968), Swing Shift (1984), and Overboard (1987).
  • Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#71). (1995)
  • Her father, Edward Rutledge Hawn, was a descendant of one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.
  • 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.
  • Is an accomplished ballet dancer.
  • Her first entertainment gig was performing in "The Nutcracker" at age 11. She earned $1.50.
  • In January 1985, at age 39, she posed for the cover of Playboy.
  • Started Cosmic Entertainment with Kurt Russell, Kate Hudson and Oliver Hudson in 2003.
  • Three children: Oliver Hudson (b. 1976), Kate Hudson (b. 1979) from her second marriage to Bill Hudson; Wyatt Russell (b. 1986) from relationship with Kurt Russell.
  • Spent much of her time between 1992 and 1994 looking after her mother, who died in 1994.
  • Good friends with Sally Field.
  • Partner of Kurt Russell. (1983 - present)
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