The Hollywood Walk of Fame is one of the most iconic landmarks in the entertainment industry. Since 1960, more than 2,600 stars have been installed on the sidewalks of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street, honouring actors, directors, musicians, and other luminaries who have made significant contributions to the world of entertainment.
Most recently, Friends star Courteney Cox became the latest celebrity to be honoured with the Hollywood Walk of Fame Star. And guess what? It was a Friends reunion at her felicitation ceremony. Cox’s close pals and co-stars Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Kudrow marked their presence at the special occasion. Aniston and Kudro also delivered emotional speeches for their bestie.
“We’re very honoured to be here today to speak on your behalf as your co-workers, your friends, and your family, your sisters,” Aniston said, kicking off the duo’s speech. “And that’s happened since we’ve known you for a very long time.”
“It’s been that way since we met almost 30 years ago,” Kudrow then said before Aniston interjected, “No, not 30 years ago. That’s a typo.” The moment was met with lots of laughs before Aniston continued.
“To be friends with Courteney is to be family with Courteney. She is responsible for all of that. From the beginning of when we met her, she was immediately inclusive, warm, loving, interested in everything about you,” she added.
Ahead, we take a look at ten legendary celebrities who have received the coveted Hollywood Hall of Fame star, and explore some of their most memorable moments on and off the screen.
One of the most enduring icons of Hollywood’s Golden Age and the quintessential Hollywood bombshell, Marilyn Monroe received her star in 1960, just a few years before her tragic death at the age of 36. Monroe’s star is located at 6774 Hollywood Boulevard, and has become a pilgrimage site for fans from all over the world.
Known as the ‘King of Pop,’ Michael Jackson received his star in 1984, at the height of his career. Jackson’s star is located at 6927 Hollywood Boulevard, and has become a popular destination for fans of his music and dance moves.
Elegant, graceful, and talented, Audrey Hepburn received her star in 1993, more than a decade after her last film. Hepburn’s star is located at 1652 Vine Street, and is a tribute to her iconic role in the classic film Breakfast at Tiffany’s and her enduring legacy as one of Hollywood’s most beloved leading ladies.
Steven Spielberg’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star is an emblem of his illustrious career as a director, producer, and screenwriter. His contributions to the world of cinema are nothing short of legendary, with films like Jaws, Jurassic Park, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Indiana Jones and Schindler’s List earning him critical acclaim and a massive following of fans. As one of the most influential filmmakers in Hollywood history, Spielberg’s star shines brightly among the galaxy of entertainment icons immortalized on Hollywood Boulevard. His creative vision and storytelling prowess have forever changed the landscape of cinema, and his star is a fitting tribute to a career that has left an indelible mark on pop culture.
A versatile actor known for his range and likability, Tom Hanks received his star in 1996, after starring in a string of hit movies that cemented his status as one of Hollywood’s most bankable stars. Hanks’s star is located at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard, and is a popular spot for fans of his many memorable roles in iconic movies like Forrest Gump and Saving Private Ryan.
A fixture of the small screen and the big screen, Jennifer Aniston received her star in 2012, after years of entertaining audiences with her wit, charm, and acting skills. Aniston’s star is located at 6270 Hollywood Boulevard, and is a tribute to her enduring popularity as one of Hollywood’s most beloved stars, who gave us the fashion-forward, quintessential ‘90s New Yorker character, Rachel Greene, from the hit TV show Friends. But it’s not just her impeccable style that has earned Rachel a place in pop culture history. Aniston’s Rachel is more than just a TV character - she represents a cultural touchstone that has shaped the way we view fashion, relationships, and the complexities of modern life.
Few actors have been as consistently excellent as Meryl Streep, who has received the Hollywood Walk of Fame star for her exceptional contribution to the entertainment industry. With a career spanning over four decades, Streep has delivered memorable performances in a range of roles. From the unforgettable Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada to the resolute British Prime Minister in The Iron Lady, the Oscar and Golden Globe Award winner has left an indelible mark on the world of cinema. She is known for her ability to inhabit complex characters, bringing them to life with nuance and emotional depth. Streep’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is a well-deserved tribute to her talent, dedication, and impact on the film industry.
The two-time Academy Award winner and renowned actor, director, and producer, is another Hollywood legend who has left his mark on the Walk of Fame. A gifted actor known for his intensity and range, Washington received his well-deserved star, the 2,144th star to be exact, in the category of motion pictures in 1996. Known for his impressive range of roles and powerful on-screen presence, Washington’s star represents his contributions to the film industry, his remarkable career, and his undeniable talent.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
Few people have a personality as larger-than-life as Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, and his Hollywood Walk of Fame star is a true testament to his rags-to-riches story. The wrestler-turned-actor’s star is located at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard and was unveiled in 2017 in front of Hollywood’s historic Hollywood & Highland complex. During the ceremony, Johnson gave a heartfelt speech, thanking his family, friends, and fans for their support, and reflecting on his journey from a struggling athlete to a successful actor and producer.
The beloved actress and comedian Lucille Ball was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1960. Ball’s star, located at 6436 Hollywood Boulevard, remembers her iconic role in the classic TV series I Love Lucy.