Cameron Diaz Does A Sexy ‘Esquire’ Spread, Literally [Pics]

Cameron Diaz looks absolutely phenomenal at 40. Don’t believe me? Check out some photos from her latest shoot for Esquire taken by the master of all things simple and dirty, Terry Richardson.

Diaz’s Esquire comes out in November, and the website offered us a first look at the spread along with a sneak peek at the interview that accompanies it. Though many women in Hollywood wash out around middle age, Diaz is still going strong and says that her sexiest years are all in front of her.

“For the first time in my life I’m content,” Diaz admits. “Getting older is the best part of life. Like, I know more than I’ve ever known. I have gratitude. I know myself better. I feel more capable than ever. And as far as the physicality of it – I feel better at 40 than I did at 25.”

Diaz is also somewhat famous for her ability to age gracefully (if it can even be said that she ages like the rest of us). On getting old, the actress had this to say:

“There’s no such thing as anti-ageing – it’s all a crock of sh*t, you can’t go back in time. So for me, it’s about living in this moment, the best that I can. Contentment is about coming to terms with life as it is, rather than getting all pissed off that things didn’t fit into your little prescribed box. And it’s much bigger.”

Enjoy a few sexy pictures of Cameron Diaz on us (and Esquire and Terry Richardson, of course):

Esquire Cameron Diaz photoshoot

Esquire Cameron Diaz photoshoot

Uncropped image, from above