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Sigourney Weaver named icon of the year at Glamour Awards

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Image caption Weaver described her transformation from a "six foot tall curly haired troll doll" to Oscar-nominated actress at the ceremony

Sigourney Weaver has been honoured with the icon prize at the Glamour Women of the Year awards.

Upon accepting the award the Alien star said: "This is a message in a bottle to all 12-year-old girls reading this online - if I can make it to be icon of the year, you can."

More than 700,000 public votes were cast for the awards which are now in their 13th year.

Other winners included Little Mix, Jennifer Saunders and Susan Sarandon.

Held in London's Mayfair, the awards recognise leading women across entertainment, sport and fashion.

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Image caption Susan Sarandon said "no one multi-tasks like women" at the event

Susan Sarandon won the Glamour inspiration award and said it would stand alongside her Oscar in the bathroom.

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Image caption Jennifer Saunders dedicated her award to Victoria Wood

Jennifer Saunders received the outstanding contribution award, presented to her by comedy partner Dawn French, which she dedicated to comedian Victoria Wood.

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Image caption Naomie Harris played Bond's Miss Moneypenny

Among other winners were Donatella Versace, who received the award for fashion designer, Bond's Naomie Harris who took home the gong for film actress of the year and Little Mix who picked up the prize for music act of the year.

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Image caption Jess Glynne, Freida Pinto and Holly Willoughby on the blue carpet
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Image caption Krysten Ritter, Clara Amfo and Gemma Arterton were all winners on the night
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Image caption Elizabeth Banks, Johanna Konta and L S Hilton took home gongs
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Image caption Girl group Little Mix won Music Act of the year
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Image caption James Norton was the only male to be honoured on the night with the man of the year prize

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