Her name was Goldie Hawn. This was her first movie and she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for it.
Earlier the "dumb blonde" had made her fame on the t.v. show Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In, frequently in a bikini and a lot of body paint.
Now you're wondering why I brought Kate Hudson's mother to your attention today.
For precisely this reason.
I thought of her when I was photographing these "cactus flowers" the other day.
(Pretty sneaky way to get a picture of a blonde in a bikini into my blog, eh?)