Cameron Diaz is just as stunning now as she was 20 years ago, but according to her, she definitely doesn't want to look the way she did in her twenties. Her latest project, the self-help guide The Body Book, Cameron Diaz shares her thoughts on beauty, food, and offers advice on how to live happier and healthier in the New Year. The actress, 41, told People Magazine: "I like the way that I look now better than when I was 25. I can't help that other people may be uncomfortable with that, but that's not my responsibility to make them feel okay with the fact that I'm getting older. I'm okay with it. I like it."
She also called out the beauty industry for promoting the idea of anti-aging, stating: "There's no such thing as turning back the hands of time, and it makes me crazy that we live in a society where that's sold to women – that we're supposed to believe that if we're getting older, we've failed somehow, that we have failed by not staying young." Amen, sister.
But Cameron Diaz isn't the only actress with smart things to say about aging gracefully. Here are six other celebs who have smart things to say about getting older.
Sheryl Crow Refuses to Let Botox Shift Her Smile
Plastic surgery to make herself look younger? That’s just not Sheryl Crow’s thing. Sheryl told Health.com: “I definitely am embracing aging. When you shoot your face with Botox and stuff, you rob yourself of your ability to have youthful expressions.”
Diane Keaton Feels More Alive Now That She's Older
The Annie Hall star isn’t worried about getting older. “I feel much more alive,” she told More Magazine. “When you’re younger, you have a tendency to be relieved by fantasies. But now the drama of real life comes charging in.”
This Drinking Buddies star is turning 30 this year, but she’s not dreading the big 3-0. She’d rather have experience under her belt, thank you very much. She told Allure: “Getting older is the process of understanding what makes you the best version of you now. None of us would want to be 21 again — that would be awful!”
The Basic Instinct star embraces getting older, because, according to her, reinvention is a healthy part of life. According to More Magazine, the actress said this of the aging process: “You grow. You don’t want to stay the same. The thing that was great for you before isn’t going to be great for you now. A woman should have many faces through her life, not just one face, not just one hairdo, not just one way. You want to keep rediscovering what’s fun for you.”
Anjelica Huston doesn’t get why people want to fight off the aging process. According to iVillage, the actress said this of the cosmetic surgery obsession: “This great fear of laugh lines and wrinkles and getting old is really unnatural… I think you have to make peace with what you have and keep it all in order.”
Diane Lane understands the stress that women feel about aging — and thinks that, ultimately, it’s just another thing that can bring everyone together in a shared human experience. “I take comfort that aging happens to everybody. It’s part of life. Aging offers great lessons in dignity, since the indignity wins in the end. Yes, it bothers me when I have lines or puffiness or droops. But it connects me with the human race. Like weather bringing people together, aging brings people together,” the actress told More Magazine.