Cameron Diaz

NOTE: Before blogging, I used to be an entertainment reporter for The Arizona Republic, where I interviewed dozens of actors. Enjoy this article “from the vault!”  This Q&A was for the fashion section of the paper.

Kathy Cano-Murillo
The Arizona Republic
Dec. 20, 2002 12:00 AM

She had us since we saw her in The Mask back in 1994. Sure, it was mainly a Jim Carrey movie, but we wanted more of Cameron Diaz.

In eight years, she’s won everyone over. She was the girl of every man’s dreams in There’s Something About Mary. She made women want to be her friend after her terrible rendition of I Don’t Know What to Do with Myself inMy Best Friend’s Wedding. And chichi girls everywhere were jealous of her cool clothes in Charlie’s Angels.

Diaz, who was born in San Diego and grew up in Long Beach, Calif., has a way of making a frumpy flannel frock look like a million-dollar party dress. There’s something about the actress that makes everything she touches turn to fun and glamour. In a recent phone call, she reveals to Yes how inner beauty and healthful living are her foundations for success.

Things I always have in my fridge are: Eggs, asparagus, tofu and Dr. Tima Honey Cola. Always.

The one thing I can’t live without is: Water. And not just because you physically can’t live without it, but because I just love it so much. It brings me such joy (giggles)!

Someone I would like to be more like is: No one. I’m just about concentrating on improving myself on my own. I look at the different aspects of myself and I try to work on making them better, rather than trying to be like somebody else. But actually I would love to be more disciplined about taking care of returning phone calls and all those kind of things.

If I were no longer famous tomorrow, I would miss: Nothing. I’d be up for the adventure of living life differently.

My best beauty tip is: Drink lots of water and get a lot of rest. Get the hours that your body requires. Seriously.

The one thing that keeps me grounded is: My family.

If I could replace one body part it would be: Oh, I’m not telling, that’s way too personal to share!

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