Attended Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, Maryland. Classmates included Carl Bernstein, Ben Stein and Sylvester Stallone.
Awarded honorary degree from Loyola Marymount University after delivering 2004 Commencement address there.
Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith, pg. 209-210. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387
Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#71). 
Considers her role as Lou Jean Poplin in The Sugarland Express (1974) to be her finest work on screen.
Founder of the Bright Light Foundation for Children.
Gave commencement address at Graduation for the Class of 2002 at her alma mater, American University.
Goldie Hawn is the daughter of Laura (Steinhoff), a jewelry shop/dance school owner, and Edward Rutledge Hawn, a band musician who played at major events in Washington.
Good friends with Sally Field.
Grandmother to three grandsons; Ryder Rusell Robinson, January 7, 2004, from daughter Kate Hudson and ex-son-in-law Chris Robinson. Wilder Brooks Hudson, August 23, 2007 and Bodhi Hawn Hudson, born March 19, 2010, from her son Oliver Hudson and daughter-in-law Erinn Bartlett.
Hawn has been in a relationship with actor Kurt Russell since 1983.
Hawn has two children from marriage with Bill Hudson, Oliver Hudson (born 1976) and Kate Hudson (born 1979), both of whom are actors.
Hawn's second husband was Bill Hudson, of the Hudson Brothers, the two divorced in 1980.
Her daughter Kate Hudson was delivered one month prematurely via Caesarean section.
Her father, Rut Hawn (aka Edward Rutledge Hawn), is descended from Edward Rutledge, the youngest person to sign the Declaration of Independence in 1776.
Her first entertainment gig was performing in "The Nutcracker" at age 11. She earned $1.50.
Her performance as Judy Benjamin in Private Benjamin (1980) is ranked #70 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.
In January 1985, at age 39, she posed for the cover of Playboy.