Cameron Diaz

Praised for her versatility, exotic beauty Cameron Diaz has proved she's more than just a pretty face. Born Aug. 30, 1972, in San Diego, Diaz made the leap from modeling to acting in 1994, starring alongside Jim Carrey in The Mask. A string of indie films followed, including The Last Supper (1995) and Feeling Minnesota (1996).

After appearing with Julia Roberts in My Best Friend's Wedding (1997) and with Ewan McGregor in A Life Less Ordinary (1997), Diaz won rave reviews for her performance in the offbeat comedy There's Something About Mary (1998). Now an A-list actress, Diaz turned in another impressive performance as a frumpy animal-lover in the indie hit Being John Malkovich (1999) and then did yet another 360-degree turn with a starring role in Charlie's Angels (2000).

Diaz's other notable performances include Shrek and Vanilla Sky (both 2001) and Gangs of New York (2002).