Stella Mccartney paid tribute to her late mum LINDA when she was honoured for her cancer awareness efforts in Hollywood on Tuesday (25MAR03).

The designer was the star of the AN UNFORGETTABLE EVENING gala, which raised $1.5 million (GBP1 million) for breast cancer charities, but she could only think of her mum when she was honoured.

She told guests that included Lisa Kudrow and Tom Hanks, "I had to lose my stunning mother in order to realise the effects of this terrible disease."

Guests were also treated to a live duet between Faith Hill and NATALIE COLE.