Doctors thought Kate Hudson was a boy when was born.

The stunning actress was honoured at ELLE's 17th Annual Women In Hollywood Tribute on Monday (18.10.10) and while introducing her 31-year-old daughter, Goldie Hawn revealed the medics' mistake.

She said: "I was lying there and they were slicing and dicing or whatever, I had a C-section, I had my nails done ... and all of sudden, out she comes and they said, 'It's a boy!' And I said, 'No it's a girl!' And, by the way, I didn't know what it was. I just felt that it was a girl. And then they said, 'Oh, no it's a girl!' And I said, 'What part of her anatomy were you looking at?!' "

Goldie also admitted she had not planned to name her daughter Kate until she revealed herself to be feisty even before she was born.

She explained: "I was on the 405, and she was inside me, and I was fooling around, and I felt really good, about eight months pregnant and I was going to name her Rebecca because it was biblical and romantic and gentle. All of sudden, she punched me so hard in my you-know-where. I screamed and I said, 'Oh my God. This is a Kate, not a Rebecca! She is a Kate!' "