Goldie Hawn has spent the majority of her life in the public eye. She began her career as a dancer and later switched to acting. Hawn then attained new heights of renown after appearing on Good Morning, World in the 1960s.
The globe has experienced numerous memorable moments thanks to the award-winning actress throughout her life. She continues to this day to contribute to charity work.
However, a celebrity’s life may not always be as glamorous as it seems. In truth, Goldie Hawn experienced a really difficult time at age 21, just as her career was beginning to take off. She has finally opened out about her sadness and how it almost tore her apart.
From the beginning, Goldie Hawn was destined to be an entertainer. At age 3, the Oscar-winning actress began her road toward a career in show business. Today, at 75, she can reflect on a life full of laughter, standout acting, and a long, happy marriage to Kurt Russell, her true love.
Being a celebrity is frequently thought of as a highly enjoyable job. You get to participate in all these awesome movies and stunts while earning a large sum of money. Additionally, you get to take part in countless glitzy events and award presentations while also becoming noticed everywhere you go.
But placing a lot of pressure on oneself is a big part of becoming a superstar. People believe you to always be the contented and ideal person they see on screen. In all honesty, we’ve all had horrible days.
Anyone can suffer from the strain of performing and having to be constantly accessible to the public and the media, and this was the case for Hawn.
In Hollywood, mental health issues are becoming a much bigger problem. People are now speaking out about it because of the stigma it once had.
Goldie Hawn has now made the decision to discuss the topic in public as well. One would have imagined she was the happiest person in the world when her career took off when she was 21 years old.
But in reality, she battled depression and avoided social situations altogether.
In Washington, DC, on November 21, 1945, Goldie Hawn was born. Her father Rut and mother Laura Hawn reared her in Takoma Park, Maryland.
Goldie began her path toward an entertainment profession at the age of 3. Hawn began taking ballet and tap dancing lessons at her mother’s dance studio. She participated in the Ballett Russe de Monte Carlo’s staging of The Nutcracker when she was 10 years old; 19 years later, she ran and taught at a ballet school herself.
By this point, Goldie had dropped out of college, where she majored in drama. She started working as a professional dancer, but before long, her career would make a turn towards the big screen.
In 1968, Hawn made her feature film debut as a dancer in the Disney film The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band. This is also where she met her future partner Kurt Russell for the first time. There’s was to be a love story like no other.
The year before, Hawn had gotten her big television break via the lead role in the sitcom Good Morning, World. She became famous overnight, and that opened up paths towards Hollywood stardom.
But at the same time as Goldie Hawn was becoming a big television – and future movie – star, she was also battling her inner demons. This led her to a very dark place, and she even fell into depression.
Speaking on the talk show Good Morning Britain, Hawn revealed that her mental health struggles started in her early 20s.
“When I was young, I became depressed. I was 21 and I was rising to success,” she said.
“I know it sounds terrible, but it’s a very, very difficult thing, I didn’t necessarily want that.”
At the same time as many dream about becoming a celebrity, that wasn’t really the case for Hawn. She had gotten her big breakthrough, but instead of wanting more, she just wanted to get away from everything and everyone.
“I was very depressed and I had a lot of these issues where I couldn’t even go outside in public,” Hawn recalled.
“I didn’t want to be a big deal, I wanted to go home, I wanted to get married, I wanted to be a dancing school teacher.”
She added: “I did have a plan and I didn’t have delusions of grandeur on any level, I was extremely realistic.”
“This is something that, for me, I worked through,” she added. “I went to a doctor, I went to a psychologist, I learned about quieting my mind and what happens to the brain.”
As Goldie Hawn’s career continued and she became more and more famous, she also devoted more and more time towards helping others.