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In the January issue of Harper's Bazaar Sienna Miller gives her first interview since the birth of her daughter Marlowe earlier this year. Photographed by David Slijper, Sienna wears a peach pleated creation featuring oversized ruffles from the Chloe 2013 collection on the cover.

Speaking to Bazaar's new editor-in-chief Justine Picardie, the actress opens up about her past and current relationship with partner Tom Sturridge. A few excerpts from the interview are below:

On the joy of childbirth... "It's still the most surreal thing, that you can create, that I grew this life inside my stomach, her eyeballs, everything - every little fibre. And I'd expected that she'd be this extension of me and I'd instantly understand who she was because she'd come from me, and then you realise that they are their own people entirely. Very connected to you, of course. But they're their own person... It's the best, the greatest thing in the world... I would do that day a million times again. I would do that day, every day. I loved it."

On the change to her body after giving birth... "My body's a completely different thing to me, it's not mine - all the attachment to its flaws or any aesthetic attachment is gone. You understand what breasts are for; and I have such enormous respect for my body because of what it can do."

On wanting to develop herself as a parent with fiancée, actor Tom Sturridge, before hiring a nanny... "It's just been the three of us, which was amazing, and exhausting. We are going to get a nanny, but it felt important to first learn for myself who I was as a parent."