Cameron Diaz is a girls' girl.
The Other Woman star, who counts Drew Barrymore and Gwyneth Paltrow among her best friends, wishes women were less competitive and more supportive. "I love women—and I don't believe in female jealousy. I don't feel like it's a good feeling to have," she says. "My parents always told me that whatever someone else had—in all areas—it wasn't mine to be entitled to, that all I can do is the best that I can do, and that what's most important is whether I can do better at what I'm doing."
Covering Glamour U.K.'s May 2014 issue, Diaz—whose exes include Jared Leto, Alex Rodriguez and Justin Timberlake—admits she's had crushes on women in the past. "I think women are beautiful, absolutely beautiful. And I think that all women have been sexually attracted to another woman at some point," she says. "It's natural to have a connectivity and an appreciation for the beauty of other women."
The single star knows what she wants in a man—but what about her turn-offs? "Being rude, period. I don't have any patience with that. Oh, and too much cologne. That's something I can't do," Diaz tells the mag. "Hygiene's not a bad thing, either, so that's quite high on the list. But basically I love a sense of humor because that's what tells you how smart a man is. I love British humor and British men."
Being able to laugh at oneself is important to Diaz. "I have very little vanity, but at the same time, I'm incredibly vain. If I see a bad picture of myself in a magazine, I don't give a s--t. I'm, like, whatever," says the actress, who recently authored The Body Book. "But it's a funny thing being out in the world in the way that I am. You really have to keep yourself in check because it's easy to lose your head."
There are perks to being in show business for so long, even if she faces an unfair amount of scrutiny. "Now that I'm getting older, people have stopped asking me about proving myself and started asking me whether I'm worried that I won't get any interesting roles any more, when, actually, older roles are the best roles for a woman. The ingénues are not getting the interesting roles now—they weren't really ever," the 41-year-old blond beauty tells Glamour U.K. "They were just being objectified."