Why we love Cameron Diaz
In the Farrelly Brothers’ wondrous 1998 comedy There’s Something About Mary, everyone falls for Cameron Diaz’s character, even if she does use Ben Stiller’s man-paste as hair gel. She’s just that special, a mesmerising blend of playful, ditzy, awkward and really, really sexy, the kind of girl who looks as good in jeans and T-shirt as she does in a little black dress.
The former fashion model pulled ’80s heart-throb Matt Dillon, shacked up with ice-cool Justin Timberlake, looked hot in What Happens in Vegas and even managed to make us go “Eww!” when she did “dowdy” in Being John Malkovic. No matter. We love her anyway, and the fact that she earns $50m a year and could buy us a house with her pocket change only adds to the appeal.
She'd already been doing pretty well out of modelling before she moved in to acting. Just on a recommendation she auditioned for and got the lead in The Mask which was her first ever role. She only started taking acting lessons after being offered the part. A lesson in how lying on your CV can work.
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