Jamie Lee Curtis is the latest movie star considering retirement because she can't bear to give up her full-time role as a mother.

The actress insists her role as a mum is too important to consider a return to her life as a movie star.

She says, "My life is so filled that for me to accept acting work now means that I have to basically let somebody else do the job that I want to do, which is raise my children.

"It's not that I'm retired it's just that I no longer accept acting work."