Twenty years into her film career, model turned movie star Cameron Diaz remains as in-demand as ever. What have been the highlights of her career so far?
THE MASK (1994)
Despite having no previous acting experience, the 21-year-old model scored the female lead in this special-effects driven superhero flick. Her eye-catching beauty and infectious smile marked her as a star in the making.
MY BEST FRIEND'S WEDDING (1997)
After honing her acting chops in a series of independent films, Diaz made another big splash in Hollywood, thanks to her buoyant performance as an apparently perfect young woman.
A LIFE LESS ORDINARY (1997)
The loose-limbed Diaz sparkled opposite Ewan McGregor as her befuddled kidnapper, highlighted by a magical song and dance number atop a bar.
THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY (1998)
Diaz emanates a special "something" that makes Mary eminently lovable and relatable, and much more than a simple fantasy figure for lovestruck boys and men. And, no, that's not hair gel.
BEING JOHN MALKOVICH (1999)
Submerging herself fully into the world created by writer Charlie Kaufman and director Spike Jonze, Diaz reached new dramatic heights as the unhappy wife of puppeteer John Cusack.
ANY GIVEN SUNDAY (1999)
Cast as the ruthless, strong-willed owner of a professional football franchise, Diaz faces off against Al Pacino, the longtime head coach. Diaz makes her completely believable.
CHARLIE'S ANGELS (2000)
Diaz signed up for the big-screen adaptation of the iconic '70s TV show on the basis of her friend Drew Barrymore's enthusiasm, and proved to be more than capable as an action heroine.
Using only her voice talents, Diaz gave life to Princess Fiona, a character who helped redefine the concept of "beauty" for a new generation.
VANILLA SKY (2001)
Diaz took on the thankless role of Tom Cruise's beautiful "buddy" who wants more than just sex; she imbued the character with a chilling edge of menace.
THE SWEETEST THING (2002)
In her first true lead role in a comedy, Diaz's vivacious personality lifts the film above the raunchy, below-the-belt set pieces.
GANGS OF NEW YORK (2002)
The actress demonstrated her range as a 19th century pickpocket who steals Leonardo DiCaprio's heart in Martin Scorsese's gritty, dark-hearted epic
IN HER SHOES (2005)
After wrecking several family relationships, Diaz reunites with her long-lost grandmother (Shirley MacLaine) and discovers her true purpose in life. It's a sensitive, nuanced performance.
THE HOLIDAY (2006)
Reeling from romantic failure, Los Angeles businesswoman Diaz swaps homes with a British editor (Kate Winslet) for the holidays. Diaz is open-hearted as she considers romance again with Jude Law.
MY SISTER'S KEEPER (2009)
Former lawyer Diaz cares for a very sick daughter, but must return to court to battle her other daughter. Diaz is steely and determined, yet emotionally torn as a loving mother.
BAD TEACHER (2011)
A disgruntled, gold-digging schoolteacher knows what she wants and (thinks she) knows how to get it. Diaz plays her for big laughs; Jason Segel co-stars as a gym teacher.
THE COUNSELOR (2013)
Demonstrating a continued willingness to take on challenging roles, Diaz's cold-hearted criminal is probably psychotic, explaining her jaw-dropping intimacy with the windshield of a sports car.
SEX TAPE (2014)
Reteaming with her 'Bad Teacher' co-star, Diaz and Jason Segel seek to rekindle their marriage by recording a sex tape. Diaz's distinctive ability to fuse sex appeal with comedy and heart stamps the movie as a welcome breath of fresh air.