Goldie Hawn

The enduring star power of Goldie Hawn is a fairly unusual phenomenon for a contemporary Hollywood actress. She first gained celebrity through a brief stint as a "dumb blonde" dancer-comedienne on TV in the late 1960s and segued to the movies as an acclaimed supporting player before quickly achieving star status. The now gracefully middle-aged showbiz veteran has maintained her celebrity and pumped up her industry muscle without any major tinkering with her persona. Sharp-eyed viewers may have detected a subtle evolution but, to the general public, she remained an eternally youthful and joyously giggly girl for decades. Long one of the elite group of actresses who could "open" a major motion picture, Hawn made a series of box office hits ranging from "Private Benjamin" (1980) to the black comedy "Death Becomes Her" (1992) before gracefully transitioning into semi-retirement punctuated by occasional films like "The Banger Sisters" (2002) and "Snatched" (2017).