Beyonce Knowles dreams of winning an Oscar.

The singer-and-actress - who starred in 'Dreamgirls', which earned her co-star Jennifer Hudson a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award - says the ambition to go home with a golden statuette burns deep inside her.

The 27-year-old star said: "I would love to win an Oscar! Years from now that's my goal."

Beyonce - who is married to rap superstar Jay-Z - also has a checklist of goals for her personal life.

She added: "I also eventually want to have a family. But I want to be able to do an album and a movie every year."

Although Beyonce is devoted to her husband, she insists it is important for a woman to retain her identity when in a relationship.

She said: "I think it's natural for women to sacrifice themselves in a relationship, but you can't do it too much or you Lose Yourself. You have to remember that you can depend on yourself and go with your instincts. You don't have to lose everything just to please the other person because it's just as important that you're happy."