10+ Random Facts About Goldie Hawn Fans Didn't Know

It's hard to believe that Goldie Hawn's career has been going strong for over 50 years, but she's been an important part of Hollywood for decades now.

At nearly 75 years old, Goldie Hawn still looks amazing, and it's worth looking back on her successful career.

Even big fans of the actress probably won't know these 10+ facts about her!

She loved dancing at a young age.

Goldie loved dancing pretty much as soon as she was able to walk. She started taking ballet and tap dance lessons when she was just three years old.

By the age of 10, she had a spot in the Balley Russe de Monte Carlo for their production of The Nutcracker.

She was married twice.

Goldie's first husband was actually a dancer, too. She married Gus Trikonis in 1969 and divorced in 1975.

Then, she married Bill Hudson, who is her daughter Kate Hudon's father, but she filed for divorce in 1980. It was finalized in 1982.

Goldie is actually a family name.

The name "Goldie" isn't one you hear often, but it really is her actual name.

The name is a nod to her mother's aunt who also shared the name. So no, it's not one she made up for Hollywood. It's her real name. While unusual, the name is very cute!

She believes not marrying Russell is the secret to their success.

This power couple has been together for over 35 years which is amazing!

Hawn actually said in an interview with Independent that she thinks their relationship has lasted because they never got married.

“I would have been long divorced if I’d been married [to Russell]."

She owns multiple homes.

Having fame and fortune makes it easy to own homes in multiple locations, and Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell own six of them.

They have residences in Vancouver, Canada, Manhattan, Snowmass Village in Colorado, and in three different locations in California.

She was a drama major but dropped out of college.

Hawn attended American University where she was majoring in drama. However, she soon realized that the college direction wasn't right for her.

She ended up dropping out because she knew her career would be better served if she focused on it instead of on school.

She has an adorable nickname.

Goldie Hawn's aunt originally started calling her "GoGo" which seems fitting given her drive and energy.

The nickname definitely stuck because Hawn said in an interview that her grandchildren still refer to her by the moniker. Now that super adorable!

The nickname is especially fitting given how she got her big break.

The fact that Hawn was known from a young age by the nickname "GoGo" is especially fitting since she got her first real big break as a go-go dancer.

She was hired on the sketch comedy show Rown and Martin's Laugh-In.

She actually had her own ballet school.

Goldie Hawn was an excellent ballet dancer, but she didn't stop there.

By 1964, she had already started running her own ballet academy in Washington D.C., her hometown. She would also teach classes. Clearly, she was a go-getter her entire life!

She's not always a huge fan of technology.

There's no denying that most of us spend a lot of time on our phones, and Goldie sees that as a problem.

She told Elle: “I think all of us are, on some level, addicted to our screens. Look, we go into restaurants, and people aren’t talking anymore. They’re texting.”

She founded a charity.

It's always great to see celebrities using their wealth and platform to help others, and Goldie Hawn really cares about the cause of education for children.

She founded The Hawn Foundation because she was "moved by statistics about the increases in school violence and bullying, youth depression, and suicide."

Hawn enjoys meditation.

While this superstar's religion is Judaism, she enjoys the practice of meditation because of the spiritual and emotional benefits.

She told Prevention that "It's not the idea of a particular religion that's important. It's the development of a spiritual life."

She released a country music album.

While Hawn had already had success as an actress by 1972 and even won an Oscar, she also decided to try to have a singing career and released her album that same year.

The album was titled Goldie and featured covers of songs by artists like Dolly Parton. Dolly even made a special arrangement of the song "My Blue Tears" for her.

She met Kurt Russell when she was only 16.

The couple has now been together for decades, and they met on the set of The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band back in 1968.

He was 21 at the time while she was 16. Thankfully, nothing happened romantically between them until the '80s!

She was on the cover of *Playboy.*

Goldie Hawn has always been seen as one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood, and this was especially true at the peak of her career.

She was even on the cover of Playboy in 1985 when she was 39 years old. The cover photo was of her sitting in a giant champagne glass.