Goldie Hawn eating a hamburger in Washington, D.C.,
before the launch of her acting career, when she was a dancer.
Goldie Jean Hawn (born November 21, 1945) is an American Academy Award-winning actor, director and producer.
She is best known for starring in popular film comedies of the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.
Goldie Hawn began her acting career as a cast member of the short-lived situation comedy Good Morning, World during the 1967-1968 television season, her role being that of the girlfriend of a radio disc jockey, with a stereotypical "dumb blonde" personality.
Noted equally for her chipper attitude as for her bikini and painted body, Hawn personified something of a 1960s "It" girl.
This persona was parlayed into three popular film appearances in the late 1960s and early 1970s: Cactus Flower, There's a Girl in My Soup and Butterflies Are Free.
She made her feature film debut in the 1968 The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band (she was billed as Goldie Jeanne) in a bit role as a giggling dancer.
Hawn won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her work in Cactus Flower (1969), which was her first supporting role and which co-starred Walter Matthau and Ingrid Bergman.