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Becoming ... Kate Hudson

See how the Raising Helen star soared from almost famous to superstardom. By Lucy Maher

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At 21, Hudson won critical raves, landed an Oscar nomination and won a Golden Globe for her role as teenage groupie Penny Lane in 2000's Almost Famous. In the role, Hudson glowed "as brightly as mom Goldie Hawn did back in her early days," and "demonstrated tremendous self-assurance," PEOPLE movie critic Leah Rozen wrote in 2001.