Presenting “Love Always,” a recurring feature in which we pay tribute to the women who helped shape our views on pop culture.
Since the day she giggled into our lives on Laugh-In, Goldie Hawn has been one of brightest rays of sunshine in Hollywood, an effervescent entity who brings warmth and humanity to every role she takes.
Always one of the greatest allies of the LGBT community (her apology for that tweet about the President of Nigeria was heartfelt and sincere), she’s used her celebrity to further humanitarian causes, and her iconic status is well-deserved.
Saturday is her 70th birthday, so here are just ten reasons (it was almost impossible to narrow down) why I will Love Always Goldie Hawn.
Goldie, Cher, Bette Midler, Lily Tomlin, Meryl Streep, and Olivia Newton-John perform “What A Wonderful World” at the Hollywood Bowl in 1990. You’re welcome.
This 1987 picRon Galella, Ltd./WireImage
Goldie and Morgan Fairchild at their most fabulous 80’s, and Neil Simon um, yeah.
Goldie received her second Oscar nomination in 1980 for the megahit Private Benjamin, which also gave Eileen Brennan one of her greatest roles.
1978’s Foul Play was another big hit for Goldie, who was probably the only artist who managed to keep the insufferable Chevy Chase tolerable.
The First Wives Club
“You don’t own me!”
Goldie and Kurt are perfect together in the beloved Overboard, which has become a cult classic since it’s 1987 release.
”Oh My Face!”
The greatest Goldie moment from The First Wives Club
Everyone Says I Love You
Goldie is pure magic in this scene from the Woody Allen musical
Death Becomes Her
“En garde, bitch!” Where would be without Goldie and Meryl.
Seems Like Old Times
Finally, there’s my favorite Goldie performance, in 1980’s Seems Like Old Times. She’s at her most luminous here, effortlessly funny.
Goldie performs “Y.M.C.A.” on the Goldie and Liza 1980 TV special. You’re welcome.
Her son, Scream Queens and former Nashville star Oliver Hudson inherited his mom’s cheeky humor
Okay, your turn! What’s your favorite Goldie? Her Oscar winning turn in Cactus Flower? Or maybe Butterflies Are Free? Shampoo? Sugarland Express? Swing Shift? The Banger Sisters? So much pure Goldie.