South African actress Charlize Theron has dismissed speculation she is planning to marry her longterm boyfriend after acting as bridesmaid at her mother's Californian wedding on Sunday (09OCT05).

The Oscar-winning beauty has been dating Irish actor Stuart Townsend for four years, but she has no intention of walking down the aisle, even though she would like to start a family.

She says, "I'm happy for people who want to get married but it's not my thing. I'm extremely happy in my relationship and I would love to have kids."