Jodie Foster has insisted she will never quit acting, as she received a long-awaited star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The Oscar-winning actress was joined by her Panic Room co-star Kristen Stewart as she was presented with the honour in front of the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles.
Foster, who has two Academy Awards for her performances in The Accused and Silence Of The Lambs, admitted she thought she may never receive a star in the city in which she grew up.
She told the Press Association: "I've waited. I really wanted to wait. I thought for a while maybe it will never happen.
"But I was holding out and it worked out for me."
Foster, 53, has moved behind the camera in recent years and directed the upcoming thriller Money Monster, starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts.
But she insisted she planned to continue acting after starting her career in a television commercial at three.
She said: "I've been acting since I was three so I can't imagine I'll ever stop but I definitely wanted to focus on directing for now. It takes a real commitment in order to get movies off the ground. That has to be the first priority."
Twilight star Stewart, who played Foster's daughter in the 2002 film Panic Room, said the actress should have received a star following her successful childhood career, which included roles in Taxi Driver and Bugsy Malone.
"She's a baller on every level," Stewart said.
"It's out of control. She did everything so young. She kicked Yale's ass. She won Oscars. She became a film-maker herself. She created a family and still is just normal and cool and kind. She's been there for me.
"She should have had a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame when she was 10."
Foster's star is the 2,580th to be awarded on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.