Goldie Hawn: ‘I was born with a high set point for happiness’

One of the biggest film stars of the 70s and 80s, Hawn left acting and producing behind for 15 years.

She talks about Hollywood, patriarchy, dancing – and how meditation changed her lifeGoldie Hawn is Hollywood royalty, but that’s not how she sees it.

Sure, she won an Oscar at 24, for her role starring opposite Ingrid Bergman and Walter Matthau in 1969’s screwball comedy Cactus Flower, and was a box-office favourite for much of the 1970s, 80s and 90s.

The ultimate tongue-in-cheek ditzy blonde expanded successfully into producing, too, with movies such as Private Benjamin and Overboard.

Kurt Russell, her co-star in the latter, has been her partner for 37 years.

And yet, she says: “I consider myself more a dancer than anything else.”Her mother was a dance teacher and, pre-fame, Hawn performed as a ballerina and go-go dancer before being spotted on a can-can line in Los Angeles and drafted into TV comedy.

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