Antonio Banderas "welcomes" getting wrinkles.

The 51-year-old actor is happy with the way his looks are maturing as he gets older, and doesn't mind lines appearing on his face.

He said: "I prefer to let life take me wherever it's going to take me. Wrinkles are welcome, because they mean I have lived a life. If I looked in the mirror and saw somebody I was not supposed to be, then I would freak out."

The 'Desperado' star - who is married to Melanie Griffith - looks undeniably good for his age, which he credits with his healthy diet, although he has admits he has his vices.

He told Britain's Hello! magazine: "I smoke, which I shouldn't do, but I do yoga and I think I eat well. And I try to be in harmony with my life. I am not too anxious to get anywhere anymore.

"When you are content, I think it helps you feel good and to look good too, I guess."