|American actress Kate Hudson caught her big break in 2000 when she landed the role of rock groupie Penny Lane in indie film hit Almost Famous, a role director Cameron Crowe had originally intended for Sarah Polley. When Polley dropped out to pursue another project the movie was almost scrapped, but Hudson begged for a chance to read for the role and Crowe was so impressed that she got the part. She won a Golden Globe for the role and received a nomination for Best Supporting Actress.
Hudson has gone on to star in numerous box office hits, achieving her stardom with sheer talent, determination and her renowned charismatic energy (perhaps a trait she inherited from her glamorous mum, Goldie Hawn).
Hudson has managed a busy acting career alongside raising her two sons, Ryder (b.2004) and Bingham (b.2011). It seems her boys have inherited their mum’s snappy fashion sense - here Ryder and Kate are chillin’ on a spring day sporting mixed checks and, of course, matching Panama hats (the perfect complement to any outfit!). Very Cool!