Dame Helen Mirren's handprints have been immortalised in concrete at Hollywood's Grauman's Chinese Theatre.

The Oscar-winning actress joins castings from Johnny Depp and Marilyn Monroe outside the famous venue and she revealed at Monday's (28.03.11) ceremony - for which she was joined by 'Arthur' co-star Russell Brand - she was filled with "pride" from the honour, which she named as one of her three most triumphant life moments.

The 65-year-old star said: "I've always loved the history of Hollywood. It is with incredible pride that I'm here to become a part of that history.

"There have been three real moments of triumph in my life. The first was being made a Dame of the British Empire of which I am enormously proud, second was winning an Oscar and the third was having my hands and feet outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre.

"I am a Dame of the British Empire but now I'm very proud to say I'm one of the many Dames on Hollywood Boulevard."

Russell - who is married to singer Katy Perry - also admitted in a speech he was proud to be involved in the ceremony because he "loved" the British star.

He said: "I am hugely honoured to be involved in today's ceremony because I am in love with Helen, she is a really wonderful woman. Having spent the last three months utterly ensnared by her charm I understand why she is being honoured in this way."