Cameron Diaz then
Before she became an actress, Cameron Diaz had a promising modeling career. In 1994, at the age of 21, she stumbled upon the opportunity to audition for the acclaimed comedy The Mask, and although she had no acting experience, Diaz earned the part. The film, starring Jim Carrey, became one of the highest-grossing films of the year and earned Diaz a name in Hollywood.
Diaz went on to become a popular name in the industry and starred in films including the drama-comedy Feeling Minnesota (1996) and the romantic comedy She’s the One (1996). In 1998, she played the lead role in the hit comedy There’s Something About Mary, and in 2000, she earned a lead role in the film adaptation of Charlie’s Angels (2000), which marked another important step in her career.