Private Benjamin, Wildcats and Overboard were just some of her many 1980s successes. And she continued to be a box-office draw into the early 1990s with the likes of Bird on a Wire, Death Becomes Her and Housesitter. But at the height of her success, she took a four-year absence to care for her sick mother.
Hawn eventually returned to the big screen in 1996 hit comedy The First Wives Club. She then appeared in Woody Allen’s Everyone Says I Love You, before working with long-time pal Steve Martin on The Out-of-Towners. And in 1999 Harvard University crowned Hawn the Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year.
Hawn’s acting workload slowed down considerably in the 2000s, however. After 2002’s The Banger Sisters, in fact, it would be 15 years before she made another live-action movie. She only recently resumed her film career with the role of Amy Schumer’s mother in the big-screen comedy Snatched.