Hollywood's favourite upbeat funnygirl, Goldie Hawn, has revealed the
smiles she's famous for were just a front for severe depression that marred her
In her upcoming autobiography A LOTUS IN THE MUD, the Private Benjamin
star, who became famous as a giggling regular on comedy show ROWAN + MARTIN's
LAUGH-IN, explains she was miserable while making her big break in
She says, "During that period I went into a period of depression, a fear
and anxiety and non-specific anxiety attacks... I lost my smile. I had to force
Hawn reveals her depression was at its worst when she film CACTUS FLOWER
with Ingrid Bergman and Walter Matthau in the late 1960s, and started a
nine-year-long stint of psychoanalysis.
She puts it down to the fact she was desperately homesick for family and
friends in Washington.
She adds, "I was afraid. I left everything I knew, I left every friend
that I had made, I was away from my family. I was in Los Angeles,
"I'm a family girl... I just lost it."