Mostly Credited As: Cameron Diaz
Sometimes Credited As: Cami
Birth Name: Cameron Michelle Diaz
Date Of Birth: August 30, 1972 (Age 42)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: San Diego, California
Height: 5' 8 ½" (1.73 m)
Cameron Diaz was sixteen when she got her big break in life. She was at a Hollywood party when she ended up speaking to, and eventually dating, a fashion photographer who landed her a modelling contract with the Elite Modelling Agency within a week of knowing her. She went to Japan with another young model (15) to further her modelling career shortly afterwards.For five years afterwards she travelled from country to country and fashion capital to fashion capital. From Paris to Morocco to Milan and even to Australia and eventually hooked up with boyfriend Carlos De La Torre whom she stayed with for five years in a Hollywood apartment.
By the time she landed herself a role in the film The Mask, starring comedian Jim Carrey, she was already an accomplished actress appearing in commercials for Calvin Klein, Levi's, and Coca-Cola as well as being on magazines such as Seventeen and Mademoiselle. She was 21 and had much experience in the modelling world. However, she had begun to feel that there was more in her future than just modelling and she eventually decided to turn from modelling to acting. She initially got a small role in the movie but got bored “practising with the choreographer so that he knows the steps he gonna teach the real girl who gets the job? The director, Charles Russell, who realised what she felt, managed to convince the producers at New Line Cinema to give her the female lead role and so she launched her acting career.A month into the production of the movie she discovered the scale of the movie and got an ulcer realising the pressure set upon her according to the success of the motion picture. After this experience, and a case where she injured herself in training for the film Mortal Kombat, studios became wary of taking her on and so fate would have it that she returned to the world of big time modelling and independent films.