18. She dropped out of college
Hawn enrolled as a drama student at Washington, D.C.’s American University, but she never completed her course. Surprisingly, though, her mother and father were never too concerned about her educational achievements. Speaking on Oprah’s Master Class in 2012, Hawn said that her parents didn’t particularly care about any disappointing grades, since they always believed that one day she was going to be an actress.
17. She was once a ballet teacher
However, Hawn had several different everyday jobs before she made it to the bright lights of Hollywood. Following in her mother’s footsteps, she once worked as a ballet teacher in Washington, D.C. to make ends meet, for instance. And Hawn herself was no stranger to that particular form of dance, having had lessons in the discipline since the early age of three.
16. Her first husband was a dancer
A love of dance was something that Hawn seemingly had in common with her first husband. The star walked down the aisle with Gus Trikonis – best known for playing a Shark in the iconic musical West Side Story – in Honolulu in May 1969. Sadly, though, the marriage didn’t last, with the couple splitting less than four years later.