Cameron Diaz has been turning heads since she was a teenager, as evidenced by her appearance on the cover of Seventeen magazine. Diaz signed a modeling contract with Elite Model Management at age 16 and appeared in ads for Calvin Klein and Levi’s.
Diaz got her acting start in the 1994 film The Mask, starring Jim Carey. She had no prior acting experience and was cast because of her modeling portfolio. The film and her performance were a success and launched Diaz’s acting career.