Model and actress Elizabeth Hurley gave birth to a baby boy on Thursday, her spokeswoman said.

"Elizabeth Hurley is delighted to announce the birth of her son, Damian Charles,'' the model's spokeswoman said in a statement.

"Both mother and baby are happy and healthy. Damian was born at 12:22 p.m. (1122 GMT) on 4 April,'' she said.

Hurley has said the child's father was her former boyfriend, American film producer Stephen Bing.

The actress, who has appeared in movies including Bedazzled and Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, ended her 13-year relationship with actor Hugh Grant more than a year ago.

For several years she was the international face of Estee Lauder cosmetics.