Marion Cotillard has been named 2013 Harvard University Hasty Pudding Theatricals Woman of the Year.

The Academy Award-winning actress will be honoured with a parade and roast, and be presented with a ceremonial pudding pot, at the prestigious US institution on January 31 2013.

Marion is following in the footsteps of the likes of 'Homeland' star Claire Danes - who took home the accolade last year - 2010 winner Anne Hathaway and 2001 recipient Drew Barrymore in being recognised by the organisation.

The Hasty Pudding Theatricals group will announce their Man of the Year on 8 February, and honour him at a later date.

Hasty Pudding Theatricals is the US' oldest undergraduate drama troupe, and annually honour performers who they believe have made a ''lasting and impressive'' contribution to entertainment.

The 37-year-old French beauty - who has 19-month-old son Marcel with partner Guillaume Canet - won a Best Actress Oscar in 2007 for her role in 'La Vie En Rose' and has recently appeared in films including 'The Dark Knight Rises', 'Contagion' and 'Inception'.