Australian actress/pop star Holly Valance has given birth to her first child.

The former Neighbours star and her husband, Nick Candy, welcomed a baby girl earlier this month (Nov13).

Candy confirmed the news to Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper, revealing they named their daughter Luka Violet Toni, in memory of the businessman's father, Tony Candy, who died just weeks before the birth.

Candy says, "She was born a few days ago. We have decided to call her Luka Violet Toni Candy. Her nickname will be LuLu...

"Holly is at home. We aren't having any help at the moment. Holly doesn't want any; she wants to do it all ourselves at this stage, but that might change - it has only been a few days. She is a perfect mother. It was a natural birth. She is from a big Australian family, with younger siblings, so she knows exactly what she is doing."

He adds of his father, "It is such a shame that dad died six weeks before Luka was born, but I had the best role model possible in him, so, hopefully, if I can be anything like the father he was to me, when it comes to raising Luka, we'll be onto a winner."

The couple wed in California last year (12).