Actress Jane Fonda will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award at next month's Golden Globes award ceremony.

Fonda, a two-time Academy Award winner, will join last year's winner, Tom Hanks as well as Oprah Winfrey, Jodie Foster, Denzel Washington and Robin Williams as a recipient of the award.

"Her undeniable talent has gained her the highest level of recognition," said the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) - the ceremony's organiser.

"While her professional life has taken many turns, her unwavering commitment to evoking change has remained."

Fonda, 83, made her film debut in 1960 Tall Story with Anthony Perkins. She went on to become one of the biggest names in Hollywood with films like Barbarella, Nine to Five and On Golden Pond.

Her most recent performance was in the Netflix comedy series Grace and Frankie.

Fonda is also well known as a political activist. In the '60s, she protested against the Vietnam war and over the last few years has campaigned against climate change. She has been arrested a total of six times in relation to her activism.

"I want to be able to get to the end of my life and feel that I've done my best," Fonda told Harper's Bazaar in 2020.

"What motivates me to keep going as an activist is because of what's at stake. Whether there's a future that is worth living in, is at stake. And if that's not a motivation I don't know what is. I don't give up and become disengaged because I want to be able to sleep."

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