But Hawn hadn’t been idly sitting at home. In 2003 she founded an eponymous foundation, which runs programs to help young people to achieve better academic results. “I never looked back, I never wished to be acting again. I was so engaged,” Hawn subsequently told Vanity Fair. She also published an autobiography, A Lotus Grows in the Mud, in 2005.
Hawn’s personal life has also been of great interest to the public over the years. She married her first husband, West Side Story actor Gus Trikonis, in 1969 but the couple went their separate ways four years later. Hawn then had relationships with Swedish film star Bruno Wintzell, stuntman Ted Grossman and musician Bill Hudson.