Dame Shirley Bassey, 82, exudes elegance in a navy dress as she is honoured with handprint ceremony at Wembley Park's Square of Fame

She is an iconic singer who has carved out a glittering music career spanning over 60 years.

And Dame Shirley Bassey added another accolade to her mammoth list of achievements as she was honoured with a handprint ceremony at Wembley Park's Square of Fame on Wednesday.

The Diamonds Are Forever singer, 82, exuded elegance in a navy dress as she cemented her place in the venue's history on its 60th anniversary, and marked six decades since she became the first act to perform at the SSE Arena, Wembley in 1959.

Shirley is forever: Dame Shirley Bassey was honoured with a handprint ceremony at Wembley Park's Square of Fame on Wednesday

Shirley is forever: Dame Shirley Bassey was honoured with a handprint ceremony at Wembley Park's Square of Fame on Wednesday

Delight: The Diamonds Are Forever singer, 82, cemented her place in the venue's history on its 60th anniversary, and marked six decades since she became the first act to perform there

Delight: The Diamonds Are Forever singer, 82, cemented her place in the venue's history on its 60th anniversary, and marked six decades since she became the first act to perform there

The songstress brought the Bond girl glamour as she revealed her lithe legs in navy heels, and accessorised with a shimmering gold watch and hoop earrings.

Shirley wore her raven tresses in soft waves while her youthful features were enhanced with smoky shadow and rose lipstick.

Cracking a delighted smile, the Moonraker singer knelt on a gold cushion as she placed her hands in the cement.  

Dame Shirley’s plaque, imprinted with her name and handprints, joins many other music legends in the ‘Square of Fame’ such as Madonna, Alice Cooper, Kylie Minogue, Lionel Richie, Bryan Adams and George Michael. 

Gold forever: The Diamonds Are Forever singer, 82, exuded elegance in a navy dress as she cemented her place in the venue's history on its 60th anniversary
Hey Big Spender: The songstress brought the Bond girl glamour as she revealed her lithe legs in navy heels, and accessorised with a shimmering gold watch and hoop earrings

Gold forever: The Diamonds Are Forever singer, 82, exuded elegance in a navy dress as she cemented her place in the venue's history on its 60th anniversary

Voila: The star looked excited as she revealed her lavish plaque to the waiting crowds

Voila: The star looked excited as she revealed her lavish plaque to the waiting crowds

60 years on: In 1959, the Welsh singer performed to a crowd of 9,000 people in the first ever concert to take place at the Empire Pool, Wembley (now The SSE Arena, Wembley)

60 years on: In 1959, the Welsh singer performed to a crowd of 9,000 people in the first ever concert to take place at the Empire Pool, Wembley (now The SSE Arena, Wembley)

In 1959, the Welsh singer performed to a crowd of 9,000 people in the first ever concert to take place at the Empire Pool, Wembley (now The SSE Arena, Wembley). 

The concert was Dame Vera Lynn’s Record Star Show, a charity fundraiser also featuring Petula Clark, Max Bygraves, Lonnie Donegan and Humphrey Lytlleton.  

The national treasure said: 'I am honoured to have been asked back to The SSE Arena, Wembley, after 60 years to unveil my handprints in Wembley Park’s iconic Square of Fame. 

Legacy: The star's plaque looked incredible as it was placed on the square of fame

Legacy: The star's plaque looked incredible as it was placed on the square of fame

Shout: The icon looked over the moon as she celebrated her latest accolade

Shout: The icon looked over the moon as she celebrated her latest accolade 

60 years of success: Shirley cheered as the ceremony got underway on the day

60 years of success: Shirley cheered as the ceremony got underway on the day

'It is incredible how much Wembley Park has transformed over the years and I am delighted that my bronze plaque will forever be included in one of the UK’s largest collection of handprints next to so many iconic artists.'

The singer scored her first number one in 1959 and went on to sell 135 million albums throughout her career. 

Her powerhouse vocals have also received widespread recognition on the theme songs for the James Bond movies Goldfinger (1964), Diamonds Are Forever (1971) and Moonraker (1979). 

Shirley was born in Tiger Bay and grew up in Splott. She now resides in Monaco.                 

Bond Girl: The singer scored her first number one in 1959 and went on to sell 135 million albums throughout her career (pictured in the 1960s)

Bond Girl: The singer scored her first number one in 1959 and went on to sell 135 million albums throughout her career (pictured in the 1960s)

 

 

Dame Shirley Bassey, 82, is honoured with handprint ceremony at Wembley's Square of Fame 

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