Cameron diaz is tall, strikingly attractive blue-eyed bottle blonde, Cameron Diaz was born in 1972 in San Diego. She is the daughter of Billie (Anglo-German) and Emilio Diaz (Cuban-American). Self described as "adventurous, independent and a tough kid," Cameron left home at 16 and for the next 5 years lived in such varied locales as Japan, Australia, Mexico, Morocco, and Paris. Returning to California at the age of 21, she was working as a model when she auditioned for a part in The Mask (1994). To her amazement and despite having no previous acting experience, she was cast as the female lead in the film opposite Jim Carrey. Over the next 2 years, she honed her acting skills in low-budget independent films such as The Last Supper (1995), Feeling Minnesota (1996), Head Above Water (1996), and A Life Less Ordinary (1997); preferring to feel her way effectively into the industry instead of taking mainstream roles.