Goldie Hawn divorces Hudson's biological father, Bill Hudson, of the '70s comedy trio The Hudson Brothers. Three years later, Hawn meets Kurt Russell on the set of Swing Shift. The two fall in love, and Russell moves in with Hawn and her brood when Hudson is 3 years old. He becomes a father figure to Hudson, and she calls him "Pa" or "Dad."
Hawn asks Hudson, 15, if she's had sex yet. When recounting the story to Details, Hudson recalls, "When I said 'yes,' that I'd already lost my virginity to a boy I was just mad for, she was supportive."
After taking her first professional acting job in 1996, guest-starring on FOX's drama, Party of Five (left), Hudson appears in her first film, the little-seen drama Ricochet River, as a teenage outcast growing up in a small town.