We already brought you part one of our list of 15 things you probably did not know about Cameron Diaz, and now we’re back with part two! Check out eight more fascinating facts about the actress and blonde bombshell that you definitely (probably) did not know below. You might be surprised by what you find out!
Number Eight: She Was Discovered When She Was 16 Years Old. Diaz was discovered at a nightclub in Hollywood when she was just 16 years old. A photographer gave her his card, and she began her career as a model.
Number Seven: She Got Her Role in The Mask Before She Was a Trained Actress. Diaz was visiting her modeling agency when she found the script for the film, and she was lucky enough that her agency set her up with an audition. Despite the fact that she had little to no acting experience at the time, she landed the role.
Number Six: She Was Almost the Lead in Mortal Kombat. Diaz was slated to be cast as the lead in Mortal Kombat after she killed it in The Mask. However, she ended up breaking her wrist while training for the role and could not continue with the film.
Number Five: She Is a Member of the $20 Million Club. Diaz joined the elite $20 million club (the club of actresses who have earned at least $20 million for a single film) when she snagged a role in Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle. Other members of this club include Julia Roberts and Angelina Jolie.
Number Four: She Is Environmentally Aware. Diaz focuses on living a very green lifestyle, and she drives a hybrid car. She even had her own reality television series on MTV titled Trippin, in which a camera crew followed Diaz and her friends as they traveled all over to inform people about the importance of conservation.
Number Three: She Loves Helen Mirren. In a 2010 interview, Diaz revealed that she really respects Mirren’s views on aging and lifestyle choices. She said, “That woman [Mirren] is drop-dead sexy. She’s not trying to turn back the hands of time, she is just taking care of herself.”
Number Two: Before She Was Cameron Diaz, She Was Skeletor. Growing up, Diaz’s nickname was “Skeletor” because she was so skinny.
Number One: She Has Dated Hollywood’s Elite. You might be able to name one or two famous men Diaz has dated, but do you know just how many she has romantic pasts with? Diaz has been romantically linked to Matt Dillon, Jared Leto, Justin Timberlake, Kelly Slater, Alex Rodriguez, and Benji Madden.