Diana Ross cites being a mother as the most important role she has ever played - despite enjoying a lengthy career in music, television and the movies.

The I'M COMING OUT SINGER, who has five children, was accepting an honorary degree from Musictech College in Minnesota when she spoke of how she values motherhood over fame.

Ross says, "I'm more a mum than I am celebrity, even though I know you know me as a celebrity. I'm a mother."

23/11/2004 14:04