04/19/2014 09:04 am ET Updated Apr 19, 2014

11 Celebrities Who Make Us Excited About Aging

A lot of women (and men, for that matter) panic when it comes to aging, but these celebrities prove it's actually much more exciting than it appears to be.

Take Cameron Diaz for instance: The 41-year-old recently opened up to Oprah Winfrey about getting older, explaining that the phrase "anti-aging" infuriates her.

"We don't honor the journey and who we are and how much we have to offer," Diaz said, adding that women can't seem to escape the pressure of looking young. "It's almost as if we have failed if we don't remain 25 for the rest of our lives. Like we are failures … Oh, I'm sorry, I apologize, I wasn't able to defy nature."

But Diaz isn't the only star who makes aging sound exciting. Here are a handful of celebrities who inspire us to embrace getting older:



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