Cameron Diaz Accepts Ageing: ‘I Wasn’t Able To Defy Nature’

The 41-year-old actress talks to Oprah Winfrey about what's wrong with society's views on ageing

Cameron Diaz looks pretty amazing from where we’re standing. And we’re not just saying she looks great for 41. She looks great, full stop.

But the actress admits she doesn’t look exactly the same as she did 20 years ago. And she’s just fine with that.

In a new interview with Oprah Winfrey, Cameron speaks out about the ageing process – and about the insane pressure society puts on women to stay forever young.

‘Women don’t allow other women to age gracefully,’ she says. ‘And we don’t give ourselves permission to age gracefully.’

It’s true that with the prevalence of Botox and plastic surgery it’s often hard to tell a woman’s true age – and in Hollywood especially, looking younger than your years is mandatory.

‘It’s almost as if we’ve failed if we don’t remain 25 for the rest of our lives,’ Cameron says. ‘It’s a personal failure. It’s my fault that at 40 years old, I don’t look like I’m 25. Oh, I’m sorry. I apologise. I wasn’t able to defy nature.’

That’s not to say the actress – who will appear on Oprah’s OWN special to promote her new fitness book, The Body Book – has always followed a completely natural beauty routine.

She does admit that she’s tried Botox in the past but hated the results.

‘I’ve tried it before, where it was like a little tiny touch of something,’ she told ET online. ‘It changed my face in such a weird way that I was like, “No, I don’t want to be like that” – I’d rather see my face ageing than a face that doesn’t belong to me at all.’

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