Halle Berry will return to work as ''soon as possible'' after giving birth.

The 46-year-old actress - who is mother to five-year-old Nahla with model Gabriel Aubry who she split from in 2010 - is expecting her first child with husband Olivier Martinez and she doesn't want to take a career break after her baby boy is born.

She said: ''After giving birth I will go back to work as soon as possible. When I got Nahla I took time off for almost four years. But now that job-wise everything is going so well, I definitely want to keep on working. That's why this little baby will travel a lot with me!''

The screen beauty - who was married to baseball player David Justice in 1993 for three years, before tieing the knot with Eric Benét, who she separated from in 2003 - wed Olivier earlier this month in an intimate ceremony in the village of Vallery, in the groom's native France.

She met Olivier while they were filming 'Dark Tide' in South Africa in 2010 and although their love story came as a surprise she is glad she has finally found ''the right'' guy for her.

In an interview with Germany's OK! magazine, she said: ''I didn't suspect it myself! But I never ruled it out either. I always wanted to find the right partner for me, the one man, the right one. That was my mission in life.''