13 JANUARY 2009

Lying face down, her arms spread wide and legs in the air, Glenn Close made her delight as she was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame absolutely clear.

The Emmy award-winning actress, who was joined by family, friends and co-stars at the ceremony, received the 2,378th star on the famous pavement at a presentation on Monday.

Describing the moment as "a wonderful wonderful honour", the 61-year-old Fatal Attraction lead added: "To be considered a star is one thing, but to be embedded in the sidewalk with life passing over us, that for me is the best part of the honour."

"Five-inch heels, flip-flops, Birkenstocks, dropped ice cream cones… Bring it all on," she joked. "And if there are those who are really pissed off by Patty Hewes or Alex Forest, they can stomp on me to their heart's content."

The witty Damages actress - whose proud daughter Annie joined her at the presentation - also took the opportunity to think about the longevity of the honour. "I can see it, years from this moment. Someone will wander by my star, dust off my name and think 'Glenn Close? Glenn Close? Oh yeah, I remember. He was good'."

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Glenn was obviously determined to get as close to her star as possible before surrendering it to the five-inch heels, flip-flops, Birkenstocks and dropped ice cream cones she joked about
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The hugely talented actress was clearly thrilled by the honour
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