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.