Cameron Diaz – American actress, Hollywood star. The light playful character of the performer also predetermined the genre in which her acting talent was most fully revealed.
Debuting in the rating comedy The Mask , Diaz continued to star in the comedy projects Charlie’s Angels , Vacation Exchange, Once Upon a Time in Vegas. A charming artist with an unforgettable smile has repeatedly become a nominee and laureate of prestigious film awards such as Golden Globe, BAFTA, Saturn, and at the peak of her film career earned up to $ 40 million a year.
Childhood and youth
Cameron Michelle Diaz was born on August 30, 1972 in San Diego, California, USA. Her parents were mixed blood. Emilio Diaz’s father, a Cuban by birth, worked as a foreman at an oil producing station, and his mother, Billy Joan Diaz (née Airlie), in whose veins German, British and Native American blood flows, worked as a broker for an import-export company. Cameron also has an older brother Michael and sister Shimen.
According to the actress, their childhood was happy and carefree, the atmosphere of love and freedom always reigned in the family. Girls preferred heavy music, had fun in nightclubs and sometimes even fought with classmates. Favorite performers of the sisters were Metallica , Ozzy Osbourne and Van Halen. However, the parents were calm about the hobbies of their daughters, moreover, the mother herself repeatedly accompanied them to rock concerts.
At that time, Cameron dreamed of becoming a zoologist. At home, the girl had a whole zoo: dogs, cats, birds, mice, and even 2 snakes. Who would have thought then that she was waiting for a brilliant career as an actress and model. Diaz spent her childhood years in Long Beach and studied at Long Beach Polytechnic High School. However, Cameron did not really like studying at the polytechnic school. She was more interested in going to the movies and participating in a support group.
At the age of 16, at a party, the girl met photographer Jeff Dunass, who offered her a job at the Elite modeling agency. Impulsive by nature, Cameron immediately agreed and signed the contract. And not in vain – the career of young Diaz instantly went uphill.
Soon her face began to adorn fashion magazines and often appeared in commercials: in one day of filming, the girl earned up to $ 2 thousand. Now she also collaborated with world-famous brands such as Calvin Klein, Levi’s and Coca-Cola . At that time, Cameron traveled a lot, visited Japan, Australia, Algeria, France, Mexico.
She left the modeling business of her own free will: at the age of 18, the girl discovered the world of cinema, where her career began unexpectedly, but soared upwards.
Diaz’s cinematic biography began in mid-1994, when the girl, by sheer chance, stumbled upon the script for the film Mask, which lay on her manager’s desk. After 12 auditions, the role of the main character Tina Carlisle went to Cameron, the male role was embodied by Jim Carrey .
The picture immediately became a hit, and they started talking about the girl as a young talent, giving her the title of the most promising actress of the year. Despite the fact that some skeptics supposed that the star Diaz would fade away after one role, she did not stop: she attended acting classes and was completely devoted to this matter.
Soon, she began to trust serious roles, and now the former model appeared in the films “Last Supper”, “Best Friend’s Wedding”, “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” and many others.
In 1996, Cameron had the opportunity to demonstrate her talents by playing a dramatic role in the film “Feeling Minnesota.” After Gwyneth Paltrow’s refusal, Diaz offered the lead role. The performer convinced everyone that her acting abilities were not limited only to comedic images.
The real popularity and fame of the actress brought the film “Charlie’s Angels”, where, together with Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu, she played a special agent. The role not only increased Cameron’s fame, but also made her the holder of the status of the sexiest actress in Hollywood. The next important stage in the actress’s film career is the painting “Vanilla Sky”, where Cameron works with Tom Cruise and Penelope Cruz . Diaz played the role of the “beloved” of the protagonist.
Among the successful works of the actress, critics also note her participation in the comedy “Vacation on Exchange”, where Kate Winslet , Jude Law and Jack Black acted as partners of the actress . The main characters on the eve of Christmas decide to change the situation and move to each other during the holidays. In a new place for themselves, each of the girls finds his own happiness. The work of Diaz and Low was noted a year after the release of the film with a nomination for the MTV channel award in the category “Best Kiss”.
In the late 2000s, the success of the actress brings to the screens of the films Once Upon a Time in Vegas (2008) and My Guardian Angel (2009). She also tried herself in a new field and voiced Princess Fiona in the world famous cartoon Shrek. On June 23, 2009, Star No. 2386 with the name Cameron Diaz appears on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In 2011, the star appeared in the film ” Very Bad Teacher .” Despite the negative reviews, the film was a success with the target audience. Later, the filmography of the artist was replenished with the comedy “Another Woman”, in which Diaz starred with Leslie Mann and Kate Upton .
All are beloved heroine entrepreneur Mark (star of ” Game of Thrones ‘ Nikolaj Coster-Waldau). Upon learning the truth, women unite to punish the womanizer. Despite the negative reviews of film critics, including the fact that Cameron was nominated for the Golden Raspberry Award, at the box office the picture paid off its budget 5 times.
In 2014, with the participation of Cameron Diaz and Jason Siegel , the premiere of the comedy “Home Video: Adult Only” took place. The story of the two spouses experiencing a crisis in the relationship also appealed to the public. Among the recent works of Diaz on the screen came the role in the musical “Annie”. The actress turned into a teacher of the shelter, a mentor to 10-year-old Annie.
Over time, the actress discovered a literary gift. Cameron Diaz introduced the world to 2 publications on female beauty and health. The actress encourages women to love themselves and not be shy of age. On the pages of her creations (“The Body Book” and “The Longevity Book”), the performer shares with the readers her own example of a beautiful life after 40 years and considers age-related changes natural and no less attractive. The first book in the 2014 New York Times bestseller ranking took second place.
Personal life Cameron Diaz is no less bright and interesting than an acting career. In the role of her chosen ones were many famous men. In her youth, the actress’s first serious romance was with producer Carlos De La Tore. The couple’s relationship lasted 5 years, and, despite the separation, the former lovers still warmly respond to each other.
Cameron’s next hobby was actor Matt Dillon , whom she met in 1995. However, after 3 years of civil marriage, the couple broke up. Then the star began dating Jared Leto , whom she even got engaged to, but in 2003 there was a break.
The public’s attention was drawn to Diaz’s relationship with singer Justin Timberlake , who was 8 years younger than Cameron. The wedding date was set for the Christmas holidays in 2007, but on the eve of the lovers suddenly broke up.
Later, the place of the actress’s chosen one was taken by baseball player Alex Rodriguez, with whom she had romantic feelings until September 2011. It was said that after this, Cameron also had novels with rapper Puff Daddy and actor Jude Law.
In January 2015, Cameron Diaz went down the aisle with musician Benji Madden , guitarist and backing vocalist of the band Good Charlotte. The wedding was modest, only relatives and friends arrived to congratulate the lovers, including Reese Witherspoon , Drew Barrymore, Gwyneth Paltrow and brother-in-law Joel and his wife Nicole Richie. Despite the age difference – Benji is 7 years younger than his wife, the couple has found family happiness. Now Cameron and her husband live in a mansion in the Beverly Hills area.
Repeatedly, the actress became the object of close observation of the paparazzi on the topic of her possible pregnancy. At different times, photos appeared on the Web where the star was supposedly in position, but each time the actress herself called such leaks fakes.
In 2016, fans of Cameron Diaz again suggested that the fullness of the star seen in the latest photos is associated with her attempts to become pregnant with hormone therapy. From some sources it is known that Diaz and Madden dream of children, but so far the couple does not add up. One way or another, the actress has long refused all offers and prefers to spend all her time with her husband.
Diaz opposes plastic surgery. However, in an interview on the TV Center TV channel, the actress admitted that she had rhinoplasty 4 times. As the star explains, her visits to a plastic surgeon are related to engaging in a dangerous sport – surfing.
Diaz is still in great shape, her height is 174 cm and her weight is 54 kg, but she notes that over the years it has become more difficult to follow the figure. And if in her youth the artist could afford to eat fast food or fried food without restrictions, then after 40 she has to resort to diets more and more often, and also refuse white bread and pasta in the diet. Thanks to the efforts of the artist, and today can boast of pictures in a swimsuit.
Cameron Diaz posted a photo without makeup on Instagram, which provoked a violent reaction on social networks: subscribers noted her wrinkles and a haggard look, some users sharply criticized the overly photographed cover of the celebrity book. The actress was not hurt by the critic, she continued to publish selfies without cosmetics in her microblog.
Cameron Diaz Now
Today, Cameron can not be found on the red carpet of film festivals or at social events. The actress prefers a quiet family life. But in 2019, the photo of the artist for the first time in several years appeared in a glossy edition.
Together with Julia Roberts , Dermot Mulroney and Rupert Everett Diaz starred for a photo shoot stylized as a comedy melodrama “Best Friend’s Wedding”, in which the actors starred 22 years ago. The pictures were so friendly, as if the artists hadn’t parted all these years.
- 1994 – The Mask
- 1996 – “Feeling Minnesota”
- 1997 – “Best Friend’s Wedding”
- 1998 – “Everything’s Mad About Mary”
- 2000 – Charlie’s Angels
- 2001 – Vanilla Sky
- 2002 – Cutie
- 2006 – “Exchange Holidays”
- 2008 – Once Upon a Time in Vegas
- 2009 – “My Guardian Angel”
- 2011 – “A Very Bad Teacher”
- 2014 – Annie
- 2016 – Bobby Sue