Cameron Diaz was the queen of romantic comedy in the 1990s, with a string of award nominations and her status as one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood.
However, at this point in her career, she decided to step away from the limelight, realizing that the movie star’s life was not for her.
The blonde bombshell began her modeling career at the age of 16, signing with Elite Model Management and appearing in campaigns for Calvin Klein and Levi around the world.
Five years later, the California native auditioned and landed the role of jazz singer Tina Carlyle opposite Jim Carrey in The Mask. She had no acting experience before being cast and started taking acting classes right away.
The 21-year-old went from a model with no acting experience to a starring role in one of the highest-grossing films of 1994, making her a sought-after actress.
Diaz starred in nearly 40 films over the next twenty years, averaging three films a year during the 1990s. From romantic comedies like My Best Friend’s Wedding and There’s Something About Mary to critically acclaimed films like Being John Malkovich and Oliver Stone’s Sunday sports drama, she has a wide variety of films.
She received four Golden Globe Award nominations, one BAFTA Award nomination, and three Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, as well as a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
However, at the height of her career, the 40-year-old highest-paid actress made a life-changing decision.
The Hollywood beauty said in an interview with comedian and actor Kevin Hart that she feels compelled to live her life on her own terms.
“I just wanted to live my life alone.” My daily routine is limited to what I can do alone.”
She claimed her career was about feeding “Cameron Diaz’s machine”, not herself or her spiritual side, and that she needed to take a break.
On Kevin’s show Heart to Heart, Diaz said, “I think you can definitely call that.”
“If you’ve been doing something at a really high level for a really long time, there’s a lot – if you’re the one delivering on that thing, there’s a lot – there’s a lot – there’s a lot – there’s a lot – there’s a lot – there’s a lot – there’s everything around you, all aspects of you that aren’t there should be given to other people.” “You’re the one on screen, you’re the one who represents ‘talent’ ‘ – everything around you, all parts that aren’t, must be passed on to others.”
She claimed that taking a break from her job and what she was able to do only made her feel “complete” again.
Diaz has previously dated fellow Hollywood actors and singer Justin Timberlake, but in 2014 she met Good Charlotte lead guitarist Benji Madden.
Diaz’s best friend, Nicole Richie, who is married to Madden’s twin brother, Joel Madden, had given birth to a child two months earlier.
On January 5 the following year, the couple married at Diaz’s Beverly Hills home.
Diaz claimed that as soon as she first saw Joel Madden, she was only interested in the rocker twins and wondered, “Why haven’t I seen him before?”
“I saw him coming towards me and I was like, ‘Huh, he’s sexy,’” the actress confessed to Hola.com. I’ve never seen him before, “but when she found out who he was, she thought to herself, ‘Oh, you, you, you’re one of a kind.’” You’re in charge. In my life you are the hidden jewel.”
Becoming a mother has been a long journey.
Diaz’ last film was “Annie” in which she played the legendary character Miss Hannigan. Since then she has started a family and welcomes Raddix into the world in December 2019.
Cameron Diaz gave birth at the age of 47, and many women looked to her as an example of late parenthood.
According to sources close to Cameron, she and her husband tried for years before finally having a daughter.
“They had to go through a lot to get here,” the source added.
Diaz has stayed completely out of the limelight but has pursued other career paths, founding organic wine label Avaline with business partner Catherine Bauer.
But most of all, Diaz devotes her time to her family and to being the best dad to her.
Diaz, 49, longed to be a mom and now that she is, “she loves her more than she ever imagines,” according to a source, adding that the couple are “a perfect match” for parenthood .
Diaz revealed some details about her new life in an interview with Naomi Campbell, including how her friends got married and had children when they were young.
I explained, “I’m kinda doing it in the second half of my life.”
But of course, she was aware of the difficulties of late parenthood, and joked, “The only pressure I have right now is living like 107, you know?” “Don’t worry!”
Cameron Diaz’s experience shows that we are not always satisfied with money and the success of the world and that for many the basic ideas of family are irreplaceable. I’m glad she finally found her happiness.