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.
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.
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.
"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.