Minnie Mouse gets Hollywood star 40 years after Mickey

Minnie gets star 40 years after Mickey.
Minnie Mouse finally honoured on on Hollywood's Walk of Fame Photo credit: Getty

Forty years after Mickey, Minnie Mouse is finally joining her beau on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.

America's sweetheart, as Minnie became known, has been immortalised with the 2627th bronze star-plaque to adorn the legendary Hollywood strip from Monday (local time).

The honouring of Minnie, who made her debut alongside her flame Mickey in the 1928 movie Steamboat Willie, was welcomed by pop star Katy Perry.

The 'I Kissed a Girl' hitmaker co-hosted Minnie's star dedication ceremony with The Walt Disney Company's chief executive Robert Iger.

Walk of Fame ceremony organisers hailed the animated mouse's "fun-loving, independent personality".

"Minnie Mouse is a woman of the ages and her iconic status makes her a great addition to our Walk of Fame!" Ana Martinez, producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies, said in a statement.

It took Minnie four decades longer than her boyfriend to receive the same accolade because Disney only nominated her last year, she told the Thomson Reuters Foundation by phone.

"Maybe he was more popular back in the day," she said.

Other Disney children's idols who have had been honoured on the Walk of Fame include Donald Duck, Winnie the Pooh and Snow White.

Reuters