She's played a woman on death row, a western gunslinger and a steamy femme fatale, and now a report says Sharon Stone is preparing for a new, real-life role: Mom.

Friends of the actress said she is in the first trimester of a pregnancy, the New York Post reported Monday. A representative for Stone denied the reported pregnancy.Stone, 40, married San Francisco Examiner executive editor Phil Bronstein in February.

"I'm ready for motherhood because I've found the perfect partner," Stone told a British magazine in May.