Kim Cattrall is "embracing" being single.

The 54-year-old actress - who is famed for her role as man-eater Samantha Jones in the 'Sex And The City' franchise - split from chef Alan Wyse in July 2009 after five years together and while she is going on the odd date, Kim says she's happy without a serious relationship.

She said: "I am starting to date, but I'm just dipping my toes. I think, especially at this point in my life, I feel pretty happy. I like who I've become and it's changing always. I'm kind of embracing that."

Kim is famed for her amazing figure and while she is stepping back into the dating scene, the blonde beauty insists she doesn't work hard to maintain it in order to impress men.

She said: "I don't do it for a guy. I do it for me. It's about taking care of yourself."

Kim has previously said acting "consumes her life" so much she can't hold onto her relationships and finds it hard to find love with anyone outside of her profession.

She said: "It's very hard for someone not involved in this business to really understand what it's about.

"You work 12-hour days, and something like a series literally consumes your life. I think it's just time not there, really. But I'm still hopeful that I'll meet someone."