these days, but Cameron Diaz's stunning physique deserves an ode all its own.
She also talked about quitting smoking for good at age 30 and giving up diet sodas.
PHOTOS: Cameron Diaz's hot bikini body These healthy choices have made her 40s the self-proclaimed best years of her life.
"I could not wait [to turn 40]," she recently gushed to Oprah Winfrey. I really felt like the day I woke up as a 40-year-old woman, I went, ' Oh, now life begins! This is the coolest thing ever.'" PHOTOS: Celebrity bikini malfunctions And the currently-single star does admit that watching her physical changes can be scary, but that she enjoys the "gradual" process. We all look in the mirror and start to see those changes, but it doesn't happen overnight," she told Winfrey.
"You get to learn about yourself and see yourself and start to live with who you are as you go." But one thing she won't do is buy into the anti-aging creams and serums.
"I get so mad when I hear on commercials on television say ' Anti-aging,'" Diaz admitted to Oprah.
"We don't honor the journey, and who we are and how much we have to offer.
It's almost as if we have failed if we don't remain 25 for the rest of our lives.
Oh I'm sorry, I apologize, I wasn't able to defy nature!
A tall, strikingly attractive blue-eyed natural blonde, Cameron Diaz was born in 1972 in San Diego, the daughter of a Cuban-American father and an Anglo-German mother.