Minnie Mouse gets Hollywood star 40 years after Mickey

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).

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