12 Jun 2010

Great Medal of Paris presented to Jane Fonda

6:28 pm on 12 June 2010

The American actress Jane Fonda has been presented with the Great Medal of Paris for her contribution to the city's art and culture.

Fonda, 72, was given the award by Paris mayor Bertrand Delanoe during the Paris Cinema Festival.

She is currently in the city making her first French-language film for 50 years.

At a ceremony in the French capital, she said she considered it "like a second home".