Today in 1972 Carmen Diaz was born to Emilio Diaz and Billie Early in San Diego.
Can it really be 23 years when we were introduced to the leggy Cuban-American beauty on ‘The Mask’ in 1994? Actually by the time she made it to the big screen she was already a very busy teen model in New York, landing the cover of Seventeen at 17. The nearly 6-foot beauty was an instant hit and since then through 2014 has acted in 43 movies.
Diaz has extended her reach in serious films like ‘Gangs of New York’ and ‘Minority Report’ but she is regarded as a comedic talent with leading roles in movies like ‘Something About Mary’, ‘The Other Woman’ and of course as the voice of Princess Fiona in the ‘Shrek’ series.
Diaz at one time was one of the country’s highest-grossing box office actresses earning $15 million per project. Today she has put her career on hiatus to focus on her writing career as a wellness-author and on her marriage to Benji Madden, her husband of two-years.
The Cuban-American actress waited to marry until she was 42-years-old and made a name for herself with numerous high-profile relationships before then. Her Ex-List is literally a Who’s Who: Alex Rodriguez, Jared Leto, Matt Dillion, Justin Timberlake, Elon Musk, and the list goes on.
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