Dame Helen Mirren is to be given the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award.

The Oscar-winning actress will receive the honour from former recipient Halle Berry at the Women in Entertainment Breakfast next month.

The Sherry Lansing Leadership Award is presented annually to a woman who has built a unique entertainment career and made significant contributions to society.

As well as Halle, previous winners include Barbara Walters, Meryl Streep, Jodie Foster and Glenn Close.

During the ceremony, US TV star Katie Couric will give a keynote address.

As well as the award, it was recently revealed Helen was paid £500,000 to advertise a keep-fit video game.

The 65-year-old star received the staggering sum for just two days work shooting the commercials for the Wii Fit Plus title which encourages owners of Nintendo's motion controlled console to shed the pounds from the comfort of their own home.

The Company insisted on Helen for the campaign because they believe her glamorous look and svelte figure will attract over-50s to The Game.