Jane Fonda gets "heart for children" award in Berlin
US actress Jane Fonda, who turns 70 next Friday, was honoured in Berlin with a golden-heart prize for her support of teenage girls.
17 December 2007
Berlin (dpa) - US actress Jane Fonda, who turns 70 next Friday, was honoured Saturday evening in Berlin with a golden-heart prize for her support of teenage girls.
The German organization "Ein Herz fuer Kinder" (A Heart for Children) presented the teary-eyed two-time Oscar winner the award during a live-broadcast gala ceremony.
Fonda said the most important thing was giving hope to children, who all should be treated as "our own."
Fonda earned the 150,000-euro (216,000 dollars) honorary prize for founding an organization in 1994 in Atlanta, Georgia, that helps protect teenage girls from unwanted pregnancies. Previous prize winners include the US actress Sharon Stone, German tennis great Steffi Graf and Queen Silvia of Sweden.
The four-hour broadcast gala raised 12 million euros for this year's special benefit group - sick, handicapped and neglected children in Germany.