Actress Cameron Diaz has had quite a career in her 45 years of life. While she has encountered some controversy she has also had a lot of success. The story of her rise to fame is not that of the typical Hollywood star.

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Cameron Diaz Bio

Unlike most other actresses, Cameron Diaz didn't appear in a movie until she was 22 years old. Prior to that, she worked as a model starting at the age of 16. When she auditioned for The Mask, she was trying to get a role as a supporting character. Yet after enduring 12 callbacks she was awarded the role of the movie's female lead, Tina Carlyle, a mob moll. This would be the movie that launched her acting career and made her a star.

Though Cameron was supposed to go on to star in the Mortal Kombat movie, a wrist injury ended the opportunity for her to do so. She then turned to movies made by independent film companies. In 1995 and 1996 she appeared in films such as The Last Supper, Feeling Minnesota, Head Above Water and She's The One.

In 1997 she began appearing in box office movies again, with the release of My Best Friend's Wedding, a movie starring Julia Roberts. That year she also appeared in A Life Less Ordinary, with Ewen McGregor. She then became a Hollywood star after appearing in There's Something About Mary.

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The early 2000s saw Cameron filming independent movies as well as box office productions. She kicked off 2000 by co-starring in the Charlie's Angels movie. Cameron also gained many fans after voicing Fiona in the Shrek movies. Since then she has gone on to film several more movies and made headlines for both her professional accomplishments and her personal troubles.

Despite her rising career, Cameron has had her share of struggles. Her relationship history includes five years of dating a video producer named Carlos de La Torre. The next year she began dating Matt Dillon after having worked with him in There's Something About Mary. Other failed romantic relationships included one with former Yankees player Alex Rodriguez and one with N'Snyc's Justin Timberlake.

 

In 2015, Cameron married Benji Madden, of the rock group Good Charlotte. Her bridesmaids at the wedding were Nicole Richie and Drew Barrymore. As of 2017, Cameron and Benji are still married.

Cameron Diaz Body Book

Besides being an actress and participating in many roles, Cameron Diaz has passion for fitness and in 2013 she released The Body Book: The Law of Hunger, the Science of Strength, and Other Ways to Love Your Body. Through this book Cameron shares her fitness and nutrition tips, and promotes awareness to her readers.

"Knowing how to take care of that body is the most important information you can ever learn" explains Cameron in her book. She has many videos in YouTube on how to take care of your body and she believes is important to start from an early age.

  • Age: 45
  • Weight: 127 lbs
  • Measurements: 34"-23"-35"
  • Shoe size: US 9

 

Cameron Diaz Meal Plan

The secrets behind a healthy body is home-cooked food and copious amount of water. Cameron Diaz knows the secrets to keep a healthy routine that prolongs longevity. Cameron is aware that the 80/20 rule (80 percent of nutritious food and 20 percent of guilty pleasures) allows your body to be healthy and happy.

Cameron loves cheese and she knows a little indulgence never hurts. However, it is important to include lots of water, fruits and mainly a vegan diet to maintain a healthy weight. Cameron adds lemon to almost anything she eats to maintain a healthy digestive system. She also loves avocados and these are great to improve HDL cholesterol. Adding an egg to your dishes also add extra flavor to your dish and a boost of protein.

Cameron Diaz Fitness

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Despite her ups and downs, Cameron has enjoyed a successful career and has now stepped away from the full-time spotlight. She may continue to pick and choose the projects she stars in, or she may be scaling back in order to stay more focused on her personal life. Only time will tell if she will resurface.

Social media has always been good to Cameron. She can be found on Instagram @camerondiaz, where she has 5.2 million followers. She can be found on Twitter @CameronDiaz,where she has 705,000 followers. Her Facebook page can be found @camerondiaz, where she has 4,726,191 followers.

 An exercise routine goes hand in hand with a good meal plan. For fitness and health tips read our next article "Healthy Fall Vegan Recipes".