Having children was not my destiny: Helen Mirren

Los Angeles: Actress Helen Mirren says she always wanted to have children, but accepted the fact when she was unable to have any.

The 67-year-old married director Taylor Hackford in 1997, but couldn`t start a family.

"It was not my destiny. I kept thinking it would be, waiting for it to happen, but it never did, and I didn`t care what people thought," Vogue magazine quoted Mirren as saying.

However, Mirren has two step children from Hackford`s previous marriages.