Julie Andrews, whose film career has ranged from magical nanny in an Oscar-winning performance in "Mary Poppins" to regal queen in "The Princess Diaries," will receive a life achievement award from the Screen Actors Guild.

The honor will be presented at the guild's annual film honors Jan. 28, the union announced Monday.

"Julie Andrews is a woman of great generosity, creativity, courage, elegance and wit. She embodies and transcends the memorable roles she has created," said Alan Rosenberg, the guild's president.

"Julie seems genuinely touched and thrilled to be receiving an award from her fellow actors. I have assured her the honor is ours," he said.

Andrews, 70, won the best actress Oscar with her feature film debut in 1964's "Mary Poppins." She also earned Oscar nominations for the lead role in 1965's "The Sound of Music" and 1982's "Victor/Victoria."

Along with "The Princess Diaries" and its sequel, Andrews' movie credits include "Hawaii," "Torn Curtain" and many films directed by her husband, Blake Edwards, among them "S.O.B.," "10," "That's Life" and "Darling Lili."