10 Things You Didn’t Know About Cameron Diaz
Cameron Diaz is one of the best known actresses in Hollywood. She’s managed to build up a successful career within the film industry after starting out as a model, and now she’s branching off in a new direction and has become a best-selling author. She’s been in the limelight for quite some time, since the early ’90s when she landed her breakout role at the age of 21 alongside Jim Carrey in The Mask. We’ve seen Diaz grow up a lot since then as she’s gone through various stages of her life, and now in her forties she seems happier than ever! She’s become a natural health guru, found peace with herself and happiness with her new husband, Benji Madden. Here’s a look at 10 things you might know have known about this beautiful actress:
Cameron Diaz was born in San Diego on August 30, 1972. Her mother Billie was an import-export agent and her father Emilio Diaz was a field gauger for an oil company. Her father is from a Cuban family so Diaz has strong Latin roots, but they are usually overlooked because of her blonde hair and blue eyes. She grew up in Long Beach and attended Long Beach Polytechnic High School. Diaz was a member of the schools “Polyettes” dance-drill team which meant that she performed half-time at football games. Surprisingly, Diaz went to this school at the same time as Snoop Dogg! The rapper has said, “She ran with my homegirls, all my little cheerleading homegirls…she was fly and she was hip.” Back in 2011 on Lopez Tonight, Diaz reflected on what Snoop was like in high school and said, “He was a year older than me and I remember him there. There was a lot of kids at our school. There was like 3,500 kids, but I remember him. He was very tall and skinny. He wore lots of ponytails and I’m pretty sure I bought weed from him.”
9. Started Out as a Model
She did some modeling for Elite Model Management and even appeared in a few commercials for Nivea, L.A. Gear and Coca-Cola. Diaz has been appearing in front of the camera for a long time. When she was only 17-years-old she graced the cover of Seventeen magazine and has appeared in campaigns for companies like Levi and Calvin Klein. She left home at 16 to pursue a career in modelling and moved around a lot to various locations like Japan, Australia, Mexico, Morocco and even Paris. She made it big after she was discovered at a party in Hollywood by a photographer. Within a week he helped her land her contract with Elite Modelling.