Cameron Diaz Turns 40! Look Back at her Best Bikini Moments (GALLERY)

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Cameron Diaz is like wine — she only gets better with age.

The What to Expect When You’re Expecting actress celebrates the big 4-0 on Thursday. And she’s had quite a year.

Not only did the blonde beauty become the new face of Tag Heuer Watches, but Diaz landed on Forbes’ list of Hollywood’s highest paid actresses.

So how does she feel about hitting this milestone birthday?

“I love getting older,” Diaz told Access Hollywood. “I think it’s such a blessing.

“Look, the alternative to getting older is [being] dead,” the Golden Globe-nominated actress said with a laugh. “I feel very fortunate to have a very full, loving, blessed life, so, I’m living it to the fullest.”

Hollywood may not value age, but Diaz — who’s currently finishing a fitness book for young girls, due out this fall — certainly does.

“As I get older, I become happier — because I’m wiser, I know myself better [and] I connect to people better,” she explained. “I think that in our society we don’t honor older generations enough because we think of it as being bad because the appearance changes.”

“I say, embrace it,” she continued. “I love getting older, I love everything that comes with it — I’m better in every way because of it.”

And the proof is in the photo. So in honor of Diaz’s birthday, Celebuzzis reliving the actress’ best bikini moments.

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