Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz sexy at 40 in leather corset for British Esquire

Oct. 4, 2012 at 10:22 AM ET

Cameron Diaz turned 40 in a way that few women do -- by posting for British Esquire in a leather corset and garter belt.

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The actress shows off her long legs in short shorts and high-heeled boots on the magazine's cover.

Inside, the black lingerie is shown off in a black-and-white photo, and other photos show her in a leather jacket and jean shorts, a jean jacket over a bustier bra, and in a torn white shirt over black lingerie.

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As if the photos didn't make it clear, age doesn't bother the "Bad Teacher" star, whose next film, the Coen Brothers' "Gambit," hits theaters in 2013.

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"Getting older is the best part of life," she tells the magazine. "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."

The full interview appears in the November issue of Esquire UK, on sale Thursday. Also available as a digital edition.

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