is no stranger to fame, but on Tuesday, her legacy as one of Hollywood’s finest actresses was set in stone – literally!
The Oscar winner received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame with her friends and family in attendance, including
Billy Bob Thornton
Before finding movie fame, Bates was an acclaimed theater actress. It was her portrayal of the
character Annie Wilkes in the film
that earned her rave reviews and an Oscar in 1991.
Recently she joined
‘s anthology series
American Horror Story: Coven
as socialite Marie Delphine LaLaurie, who tortured her slaves.
In an interview with
about the trajectory of her career, Bates said she feels very lucky.
“I’m so happy to be busy,” she said. “It’s been an amazing year, and I’m grateful for it.”