The rock 'n' roll flick "Almost Famous" wasn't Kate Hudson's first movie, but it was the first that made big audiences give her a big "wow." As Penny Lane, she was almost perfect as the groupie young enough to get someone arrested, but fabulous enough to get away with it.
Now she's kicking it up a notch with her song-and-dance prowess in "Nine," above. Before seeing this "ET" clip of Hudson singing (and dancing to) "Cinema Italiano," who knew?
The movie, which also stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Penélope Cruz, Nicole Kidman, Sophia Loren, Judi Dench and Fergie, opens in L.A. and New York on Dec. 18 and goes wide on Christmas.
Says Kate's character Stephanie, a film critic for American Vogue: "Style is the new content! It's what my readers love ... they want to live in an Italian movie."
To which we say, "Ciao!"
Hit the jump to see Kate singing along to "Tiny Dancer" in "Almost Famous" (eSmooches to Cameron Crowe), plus more surprising movie-star song turns.