Cameron Diaz on aging gracefully

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It’s hard to believe Cameron Diaz is 36, no? Not because I think she looks that much younger (I actually think all that outdoor surfing, back when she was Justin Timberlake’s girlfriend, probably took a toll, leading to crow’s feet around her eyes). It’s more just the shock I feel when seeing that celebrities age too. Just the other day I was watching the movie Top Gun and thinking, who IS the guy playing Goose (the sidekick of Maverick, a.k.a. Tom Cruise), because he’s awfully cute, yet somehow familiar. I Googled it, and lo and behold, the face of Dr. Greene (from ER) appears on my screen. SRSLY? It’s Anthony Edwards—now decidedly middle-aged and bald as can be. I couldn’t help but feel a little nostalgic for the man that was, back in 1986.

Not that I’m an age-ist, of course. In fact, I still think Dr. Greene is cute. Ish. But back to Cameron, who graces the cover of Vogue‘s June issue. Here’s what she said about aging gracefully:

“If you are a woman who’s been labeled as a sex symbol… if you see yourself that way, inevitably you get to a point when you are no longer a sex symbol. And if you can’t move past that, you’re putting a limit on yourself; you’re arresting your development. And that’s where I think a lot of women get in trouble. I mean, I’m not 25 years old anymore, nor do I want to be. I wouldn’t even want to go back to being 30. You know what I mean?”

Do you agree? I don’t think aging means you have to give up on being a sex symbol (though strutting around in too-revealing or too-tight clothing is a definite no-no past age 25). But I think Cammy’s on to something when she talks about accepting your age and being comfortable in your own skin. If only more women shared this attitude in Hollywood (and beyond)!


Sunday, May 24/2009 at 3:06 pm

I am aging. Yes it’s true. In fact, I’m aging without stay-young-looking assistance from Botox or fillers, and I expect to be able to say that always because while I support their use if they work for others, those things trigger a personal alarm I can’t get past. So aging gracefully is my only choice — which means I’m back at the gym tomorrow. There’s no grace in trundling around like the Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum’s younger sister.


Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Sunday, May 24/2009 at 7:03 pm

Yes but keep in mind a little extra fat plumps out wrinkles! :-)


ana p
Friday, June 22/2012 at 12:01 am

I din`t even read the article really, but had to comment on the title. Cameron has had quite a bit of help from good old Vitamin B lately. Not the real kind, I mean BOTOX. EVERYONE can age *gracefully* nowadays. :) Just google her images. Don`t get me wrong, I have nothing against it! I`ve had crows feet since the age of 13, I swears. Finally at 30, and using countless eye creams, I did my research and realized no cream would fix them.


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