Campaigning actress Ashley Judd refuses to "breed" with her racing star husband Dario Franchitti while there are starving children in the world.

The De-lovely beauty was sobered by the staggering numbers of orphaned or impoverished children when she became an ambassador for charity Youth Aids.

She says, "It's unconscionable to breed with the number of children who are starving to death in impoverished countries.

"I know it's a strong opinion a lot of people won't agree with and that's not to say some day I might not feel a different impulse."