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Goldie Hawn: 'Dancers never let their bodies go'

Published 20/09/2016

Goldie Hawn
Goldie Hawn

Goldie Hawn does something for her body every day, and enjoys running and lifting.

Goldie Hawn's dancer’s mentality means she won't go a day without exercising.

The Hollywood icon began acting in her 20's, starting out on TV in 1967. Movie work soon beckoned, and the former dancer made a name for herself in films like Private Benjamin and Cactus Flower, with the latter bagging Goldie an Oscar.

At 70 years old, Goldie still makes women half her age envious with her svelte figure, long blonde hair and timeless beauty; though the star admits she does work hard to stay looking good.

“I do something with my body every day,” she told Hello! magazine. “Today, I worked out, ran for 25 minutes, lifted and stretched and breathed and all of that. I started as a dancer, and we dancers don’t like to let our bodies go - I think we’re just too proud of what we were once able to do and so we think, ‘I’m not going to fall too far away from that’.”

Goldie got into ballet and tap thanks to her mother, Laura, who ran a dance school.

Another reason Goldie looks so good is that she has come to terms with ageing. Rather than fight the natural process, the mother-of-three cherishes getting older.

"Getting older is a fact of life," she previously reasoned to Porter magazine. "By living mindfully you understand that there are many transitions in life. You just go through them. But it's wonderful to know you're ageing, because that means you're still on the planet, right? It's all about how you make it. It's all in your mind."

Fans will get to see the star back in action next year (17) after nearly 15 years away from the big screen, starring alongside Amy Schumer in an as yet untitled new film.

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