The former child star has been working in the movie industry for five decades, but she only recently accepted a longstanding offer from Hollywood Chamber of Commerce officials to add her name to the sidewalk attraction, and she finally unveiled her pavement plaque last week (04May16).

Jodie, 53, was recognised for her acting and directorial efforts as she prepares to celebrate the release of Money Monster, her new movie with George Clooney and Julia Roberts, and she was grateful to finally have a project big enough to be worthy of receiving her star.

"I have (been asked before about being honoured) and I was a little stubborn about it," the mother-of-two told U.S. breakfast show Today. "I just wanted it to be really special and I wanted to wait until it was for a film that I was directing, and it had to be a big enough film that I was directing.

"I thought I would never get the star, that I would wait, you know, I may end up dying before getting the star! But I finally did it so it was great moment for my kids."

The Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony also reunited Jodie with her Panic Room co-star Kristen Stewart, who hailed her movie mother as a "baller on every level" as she spoke at the event.