Irish actress Maureen O'Hara is to be given a lifetime achievement Oscar from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

O'Hara, 94, will be presented with the Honorary Award, an Oscar statuette, at a special ceremony in Hollywood in November.

The Academy's Board of Governors' makes these awards "to honour extraordinary distinction in lifetime achievement, exceptional contributions to the state of motion picture arts and sciences, or for outstanding service to the Academy".

O'Hara moved from Dublin to Hollywood in 1939 to star in the Hunchback of Notre Dame.

She went on to star in numerous blockbusters including The Quiet Man, Our Man in Havana, Miracle on 34th Street and the Parent Trap.