05.05.11: Premiere: Something Borrowed
06.15.10: Hot or Not: Kate Hudson
05.25.10: Hudson & Goodwin On Set
05.24.10: KHud's Beachy Bod
05.14.10: Hudson Saves the Trees
05.07.10: ScreenCaps - Nine
05.03.10: Hudson Flashes
04.28.10: Killer MILFS
04.23.10: Hudson Preggo?
04.16.10: KHud's Bigger Tits?
02.04.10: Krazy Earthy Kate
01.12.10: Harper's Loves Hudson
12.26.09: KHud Likes It Cold
12.22.09: Hudson's Nice Stems
10.22.09: Hudson Works It
10.19.09: Hottie Clip #462
05.26.09: Hudson Goes Killer
05.06.09: MET Gala Hotties
05.01.09: Hudson is WOW
04.03.09: ScreenCaps - Kate Hudson
03.04.09: Extreme Beauty Bonanza!
02.12.09: Hudson's Bootie!
01.19.09: The Bride Wears Leather
01.15.09: Hudson Does Elle
01.13.09: Bikini: Kate Hudson
01.09.09: People's Choice Hotties
01.08.09: Bride Wars Hotties
12.12.08: Hudson Goes Bazaar
12.04.08: Battle of the Babes #31
10.21.08: Burberry Babes
09.03.08: KHud Does Cosmo
08.27.08: K-Hud Sued
08.11.08: Kate's A Pity F#ck
08.07.08: Kate Does W
08.04.08: Body Shop: Kate Hudson
07.30.08: Kate Breaks Up
07.11.08: ScreenCaps: Fool's Gold
06.09.08: Royally Hot Hudson
05.24.08: Head Games: Kate vs Lindsay
05.03.08: Kate's Safe
04.12.08: Hudson Hates Herself
03.05.08: Kate's Hot Bum!
12.01.06: Celebrity CoupleWatch: Owen buys a ring
08.30.06: Kate & Chris back on?
08.16.06: Kate & Owen now?
08.15.06: Kate & Chris divorce?
07.05.06: Kate likes being naked
06.04.06: MTV Movie Awards - Backstage
Almost everyone who has spent time with Kate Hudson -including directors, family members, co-stars and interviewers - is quick to comment on her ability to light up a room. Through some combination of a winning smile, solid work ethic, and good old-fashioned talent, the young actress has gone from indie beginner to Vanity Fair cover girl in just three years. What's more, she's done it all without capitalizing on the success of legendary mom, Goldie Hawn. By all accounts, Hudson was a born performer - as a child she danced and sang at every opportunity. Her family hoped that she would attend New York University after graduating from high school, but she opted to get her feet wet in the professional acting world first. She made her big-screen debut as an ambitious young starlet stranded in a tiny California town in Desert Blue (1998). Her next two films, while critically panned, made it into wider release: 200 Cigarettes (1999) (in which she played an earnest but accident-prone ditz) and Gossip (2000/I) (which cast her as a rich, virginal college student). Perhaps Hudson's biggest break was landing the role of rock groupie (or "Band Aide") Penny Lane in Almost Famous (2000). The part was originally intended for Sarah Polley; when Polley backed out to pursue another project, director Cameron Crowe considered scrapping the film altogether. Hudson, who had been cast in a smaller role (as William's stewardess sister), begged for a chance to read for Penny. Crowe was impressed, Hudson got the part, and the show went on. As much as Tinseltown gossipmongers would like to put them at odds, mother and daughter agree that Hawn is one of Hudson's biggest supporters. Kate has never been particularly close to her birth father, musician Bill Hudson; she considers her true "Pa" to be Hawn's longtime partner, Kurt Russell, who has lived with the family since she was three. Her brother, Oliver Hudson, is an actor and aspiring writer-director.