Emilia Fox loves being a mother.

The 38-year-old actress has 21-month-old daughter Rose with her ex-husband Jeremy Gilley and although she is now raising the tot on her own she insists she no regrets and finds it relatively easy to juggle filming BBC drama 'Silent Witness' with parenthood.

Emilia told the MailOnline website: ''Being a mum is the best thing that has ever been given to me in my life.

''Motherhood makes not working so enjoyable, because I get to be with Rose. But having said that, 'Silent Witness' have been amazing.

''Throughout my pregnancy, and having Rose, they have been very considerate in helping me balance my work life and home life.''

The actress is currently filming series 16 of the long-running BBC crime thriller and admitted she was grateful she has never had to compromise her career for the sake of her motherly duties.

Emilia said: ''I never had to consider cutting down on work, because they made sure it would work.

''It has worked out OK. I get to go home and see her a lot. I live very near where the studio is, in Acton (London), which makes juggling home life and work life very easy.''

The blonde star is thought to be dating celebrity chef Marco Pierre White, but refused to discuss their relationship. The actress has confessed to having ''unusual taste in men'' in the past.