Jane Seymour “never wanted” children when she was younger because she thought she’d have to give up her dreams to be a mother.

Jane Seymour

Jane Seymour

The 69-year-old actress – who has Katherine and Sean with her third husband David Flynn and twins John and Kristopher with fourth husband James Keach –wanted to focus on her professional life but her attitude changed when she held her stepdaughter for the first time.

She said: “My biological clock chimed when I was 30 and dating David Flynn, who became my third husband. He’d had a daughter, Jenni, with her mother but they’d been separated for two years.

“When I held her in my arms for the first time, I thought, ‘I’d love to have my own baby'. So that’s what happened.”

And the ‘Live and Let Die’ star has no regrets about parenthood and is very “proud” of her children and grandchildren.

She told HELLO! magazine: “I’ve enjoyed everything about being a mother.

“And the great thing about having all these kids is that I’ve never had an empty-nest syndrome. We’re very close.

“They all turned out amazing and I’m so proud of all of them.

“I see my three grandchildren, Willa, Luna and Rowan, a lot too – they have their own room, toys and clothes here. They call me Oma – which is Dutch for grandma – which I think is cool.”

Meanwhile, Jane – who is in a relationship with producer David Green – turns 70 this month but she’s not worried about her advancing years.

She said: “To me, age is just a number and I feel pretty young.

“It was my mother’s message, not to live in regret, to realise that life will be challenging and learn to accept even what seems unacceptable and find a way to move forward.”

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