Jada Pinkett Smith is "not a Scientologist".

The 39-year-old actress insists people have "assumed" she is a member of the sci-fi cult, made popular by Tom Cruise and John Travolta, when in fact the only thing she believes in is "love".

Asked about how she reacts to criticism of Scientology, she said: "Well, I'm not a Scientologist. People make these assumptions, but my religion is love."

She also revealed she has no intention of persuading her children - who raises children Willow, 10, and Jaden, 12, with her husband Will Smith and is stepmother to his son Trey from a previous relationship - to become part of any religion.

Jada added to Britain's OK! magazine: "What we focus on in the house is love, giving and serving. I'll leave my kids to decide how they want to explore the idea of love through religion."

Despite claiming she does not follow the faith, Jada and Will have previously donated $1 million to California's New Village Academy of Calabasas, where pupils are taught different teaching methods including 'Study Technology', which was developed by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard.

The school has previously been the focus of anti-Scientology protests by pressure group Anonymous.