South African actress Charlize Theron is ready to settle down and have a baby after winning her Best Actress OSCAR earlier this year (FEB04).

The blonde beauty, 28, admits now she has established herself as a serious actresses after her performance in MONSTER, she can concentrate on other aspects of her life.

Theron, who has been dating Irish actor STUART TOWNSHEND for two years (begs02), told reporters at the Cannes Film Festival at the weekend (22/23MAY04), she is looking forward to starting a family.

She says, "The Oscar was like getting a sigh, a seal of approval.

"I'd like to devote myself to a little person at home right now. When I left South Africa, I never believed I would find this success.

"Now I have got it, I want something more lasting, more fulfilling. Stuart feels the same way."

25/05/2004 02:06