Becoming ... Kate Hudson

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

  • FAMILY NAME photo | Kate Hudson, Kurt Russell

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Updated: Thursday May 27, 2004 | 06:00 AM EDT

FAMILY NAME

Her father is singer-comedian Bill Hudson, but Kate grew up with mom Goldie Hawn and actor Kurt Russell. Kate (in Malibu last year with Russell) gave props to the man she calls "Pa" by naming her baby Ryder Russell Robinson. Shortly after the birth, an excited Russell told PEOPLE: "Kate's a born mother. That's what we've discovered: Kate's a mama."