Anne Hathaway paid tribute to the Native American people who originally inhabited southern California as she was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The Oscar-winning actress, known for appearing in films including The Devil Wears Prada, The Dark Knight Rises and Les Misérables, became star number 2,663 on the famous Los Angeles landmark.

The 36-year-old star, who is currently starring in The Hustle alongside Rebel Wilson, was honoured in the category of motion pictures.

Hathaway opened her acceptance speech by paying tribute to the Tongva, a Native American people who historically inhabited the Los Angeles area.

 "I think it's important to mention that they still live here today. So the soul and the spirit that runs through the earth beneath us originates with and continues to be kept by them," she said.

"So I would like to begin by thanking the Tongva people and by acknowledging that they are the rightful keepers of the land this star is on."

Anne Hathaway, Hustle director Chris Addison, and her Hustle co-star Rebel Wilson
 Anne Hathaway and husband Adam Shulman 
Adam Shulman, Anne Hathaway, Kate McCauley Hathaway and Richard Hathaway 

Hathaway, who won the best supporting actress Academy Award for the role of prostitute Fantine in Les Misérables,  also thanked her family, who were seated in the audience for Thursday's ceremony on Hollywood Boulevard.

Turning to her mother, father and husband Adam Shulman, with whom she shares a son, Hathaway said: "The gift of being the focus and recipient of your tremendous and enlightened love is, along with motherhood, the most important and profound part of my very blessed life.

"I am able to walk through this world as I do because you make me safe, held, seen and adored. I love you."

Actress Awkwafina, best known for starring in Crazy Rich Asians, appeared alongside Hathaway in 2018 heist movie Oceans 8 and spoke at the ceremony, held outside the historic TCL Chinese Theatre.

She said her generation had "grown up with" Hathaway, before referencing her roles as a young woman in films The Princess Diaries and The Devil Wears Prada.

Awkwafina added that Hathaway, a vocal advocate for the LGBTQ community, is "truly a legend".

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