03/10/2012 02:49 BST | Updated 03/10/2012 05:22 BST

Cameron Diaz Is Still Sexy At 40 As She Poses For Raunchy 'Esquire' Shoot (PICS)

Cameron Diaz may have just turned 40, but we reckon she is looking hotter than ever.

Would you just look at these pics!

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The former Charlie's Angels star has posed for a very raunchy shoot for Esquire magazine, where she shows exactly why she still has men falling at her feet.

The sexy pics were taken by Lady Gaga's pal Terry Richardson, and in the interview Cameron opens up about how it is she is still unmarried, why she’s quite happy to put baby making on hold and her wild early days as a young actress.

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Here are some interview highlights:

On why she’s so excited at turning 40:

“For the first time in my life I’m content. I turn 40 at the end of the month - 30 August. I’m so excited. 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.”

On how she’s managed to escape marriage for so long:

“I’m smart! No, it’s hard to say. It just wasn’t the thing I was drawn to. I certainly didn’t want it in my twenties. Or my thirties. And I’m going to be 40 in three weeks. So we’ll see! I’d always wanted to get hitched in Vegas at least three times. It’s funny because as my girlfriends get older, I see how their relationships have evolved, and you know, the people you’re drawn to changes. I’m not attracted to the same people that I was drawn to in my twenties.”

On wanting a man who can throw her over his shoulder:

“...if you’re talking on an animalistic level, I want someone who takes care of themselves, who’s strong. That’s attractive to me... To hear people are engaged in life like that is exciting to me. It’s a mentality. Discipline is very attractive. I think it’s something we’ve lost in our society. Discipline frees you, it allows you to do so much more.”

On not being too old to have children:

“I don’t need to have the children in my life be a part of my literal flesh. And anyway, there’s still a possibility of that, I aint that old. Believe it or not, I’m feeling very...capable.”

On anti-ageing being a con:

“There’s no such thing as anti-aging - 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.”

On why the wild days of her early career went unreported:

“Believe me, there’s a handful of us, from the mid-to-late-Nineties, that were really having a good-ass time, in this very hotel [Chateau Marmont]...Oh hellz yeah! But we got through unscathed. Nobody knows. You know why? Because that was before the tabloids started digging into twenty something actresses’ lives. That’s how old I am. Honestly I first started getting “famous” in the mid-Nineties, after My Best Friend’s Wedding, and the tabloids weren’t as nuts as they are now. There was the Enquirer and the Star, but nobody took them seriously. There was none of that blogging and all that stuff. And thank God, because there was some stupid-ass shit going on back then - I’d be so mortified.”

Read the full Cameron Diaz interview in the November issue of Esquire - on sale Thursday 4 October.