Goldie Hawn

Career: Actress, producer, singer, dancer, author

Age: 59

Children: Son Oliver Hudson, 28; daughter Kate Hudson, 26; son Wyatt Russell, 18

Lives with: Longtime partner, actor Kurt Russell

“Movies are great. Careers are wonderful. I’m so blessed to have all that. I can play somebody I’ve never been, be funny and dress up, and be paid royally for it. Children are a blessing, but the work comes after that. That’s the rule. Otherwise, what’s the point of having kids.

“When I was pregnant, I finally knew why I was here. I finally got the truth about why I’m on the planet. I felt like I was doing what I was supposed to be doing. That it was what I was supposed to be doing and continue to do, probably with the greatest joy of anything in my life. That’s what gave me my purpose, my reason to be. It kept me in my most ethical place. I realised a lot about myself. It enhanced my life, really. It didn’t change my life.” — USA Today