British actress Kate Beckinsale refuses to splash out on a massive Hollywood mansion - because she doesn't want her five-year-old daughter to become spoilt.

Since relocating to Los Angeles, the PEARL HARBOR star has already noticed the affect Tinseltown has had on LILY - her daughter with former partner Michael Sheen.

Beckinsale, who lives in LA with Lily and new love, director Len Wiseman, says, "All Lily's friends here have much bigger houses than I do. She'll come home and say: 'Ours is really small.'

"It isn't enormous, but it's perfectly fine."

And Kate already has a plan to keep Lily grounded: "As she gets older, I imagine I'll take her to some horrible parts of London on the Tube."

21/04/2004 02:29