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Cameron Diaz's style transformation

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She's the good-time gal and style chameleon who refuses to take herself too seriously.

Ever since she popped onto our radar aged 21 in The Mask, Cameron Diaz has been a force to reckon with, with striking Californian good looks and an infectious on-screen presence. It's a vibe that translates well on the red carpet and Diaz always looks at home in what she wears, whether that's a Gucci ballgown or a form fitting number from Stella McCartney (one of a string of British designers Cameron has championed over the years, including Victoria Beckham and Vivienne Westwood).

Free-spirited, confident and relaxed, the 41-year-old actress is happy to give anything a whirl fashion-wise and over the years we've seen her showcase everything from trilbys to bra-free crop tops and double denim. She's equally open-minded when it comes to colour. Forget play-safe black - this is a lady who looks great in bold hues of orange, turquoise and Barbie pink.

But a tomboy at heart, Diaz is, above all, a "jeans and a T-shirt kind of girl". Yes, her red carpet style has become more elegant and polished over the years (she rarely puts a style foot out of place these days) but we get the sense she's most herself in a blazer, skinny jeans or a pair of shorts that only incidentally pay tribute to one of the finest pair of pins in Hollywood.

Come join us as we look back on the fashion evolution of one of cinema's freshest, most laid-back and fun-loving stylistas, from 1994 to now:

  • 1994 - The Mask

    Ms Blonde Bombshell Cameron Diaz makes her film debut, aged 21.

  • 1994 - The Mask

    She's a sultry screen presence and no mistake.

  • 1995 - Miramax Oscar Party, LA

    An early connoisseur of the beachy hair look, Cameron proves less is more on the red carpet...

  • 1997 - A Life Less Ordinary

    ... And shows a swimsuit can be just as sexy as a two-piece in Danny Boyle-directed thriller A Life Less Ordinary.

  • 1997 - My Best Friend's Wedding

    It's a demure, girl-next-door look for the actress in 1997 comedy My Best Friend's Wedding, opposite Julia Roberts.

  • 1997 - My Best Friend's Wedding premiere, New York

    This LBD is the very essence of 90s style.

  • 1998 - There's Something About Mary

    Her film career flourishing, Cameron trial-rides a hairstyle with a very erm, organic, twist.

  • 1998 - There's Something About Mary

    Chic and sweet in the must-have strappy black dress of the era.

  • 1998 - There's Something About Mary

    Looking hawt.

  • 1998 - Very Bad Things premiere, New York

    Only Ms. Diaz could face out blue eyeshadow and a trilby on the red carpet.

  • 1998 - shopping in New York

    "People think I'm trying to make a fashion statement because I never wear a bra," Cameron once said. "It's really that I'm a tomboy at heart."

  • 1998 - launch event, LA

    Looking fresh and fabulous in a crop top and fitted grey trousers.

  • 1998 - GQ Men Of The Year Awards, New York

    ... And ladylike in beads and a tea dress.

  • 1999 - Being John Malkovich premiere, New York

    Cameron is barely recognisable without her trademark blonde locks, at the 1999 premiere of Being John Malkovich.

  • 2000 - Academy Awards, LA

    In one of her earliest Oscars outings, Cameron chooses a sleek split-leg Versace gown.

  • 2000 - MTV Movie Awards, LA

    It's a low-key look as she loves it best, at the MTV Movie Awards in 2000.

  • 2000 - Charlie's Angels premiere, LA

    Double denim gets some air time as Cameron does the promo rounds with her fellow angels Lucy Liu and Drew Barrymore.

  • 2001 - Vanilla Sky premiere, LA

    Midriff, print trousers AND a cap. There's so much going on here we just don't know where to look.

  • 2002 - Golden Globes, LA

    Cameron hits the 2002 Globes in Vivienne Westwood-inspired stripes.

  • 2002 - Academy Awards, LA

    Another Oscars appearance and this time Cameron trots out a floral print silk wrap dress from Emanuel Ungaro.

  • 2002 - Gangs of New York premiere, LA

    The lady in red (boots).

  • 2003 - Academy Awards, LA

    It's preened Prada for Cameron at the 2003 Oscars ceremony.

  • 2003 - Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle press conference, 2003

    Hello, Cameron's midriff.

  • 2003 - Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle

    This actress has one of the hottest bikini bodies known to movie-dom.

  • 2003 - Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle premiere, London

    And boy, does she love her hats.

    Cameron's wearing Vivienne Westwood here, one of her favourite Brit designers.

  • 2004 - Cannes Film Festival

    Strapless cream is a look that sits very well on Cameron.

  • 2005 - Kids' Choice Awards, LA

    But she's equally gorgeous in her wardrobe staples of jeans and a tee.

  • 2005 - In Her Shoes premiere, London

    Ooh, nice shoes.

  • 2006 - The Met Costume Institute Gala, New York

    Turning heads in a show-stopping John Galliano gown.

  • 2007 - Academy Awards, LA

    Cameron flaunts her brunette tresses in a goddess-style dress by Valentino.

  • 2007 - Shrek the Third premiere, LA

    Simple with a dash of colour - it's what Cameron does best.

  • 2007 - outside MTV studios, New York

    She's also pretty dazzling in denim and heels.

  • 2007 - MTV Movie Awards, LA

    It's all polka dots and legs for Cameron in 2007.

  • 2007 - Shrek The Third premiere, London

  • 2007 - out and about, New York

  • 2008 - Academy Awards, LA

    In a pink blush dress by Christian Dior.

  • 2008 - What Happens In Vegas premiere, LA

  • 2009 - Golden Globes, LA

    In a one-shoulder pink silk gown by Chanel.

  • 2009 - Stella McCartney store launch, LA

    Looking fab in a Stella McCartney floral print dress.

  • 2010 - Academy Awards, LA

    Cameron turns princess in Oscar de la Renta.

  • 2010 - outside Good Morning America TV studios, New York

    Blazer and shorts; it's Cameron's signature style,

  • 2010 - Knight and Day premiere, 2010

    It's a sweater dress with a touch of bling.

  • 2011 - Bad Teacher film photocall, Madrid

    We love this fresh, understated look with a blend of colours going on.

  • 2011 - outside The Late Show With David Letterman, New York

  • 2011 - out and about, New York

  • 2012 - Academy Awards, LA

    In a strapless layered gown by Gucci.

  • 2012 - Vanity Fair Oscars After-Party, LA

    Cameron is an exotic delight in Victoria Beckham.

  • 2012 - The Met Costume Institute Gala, New York

    In statuesque Stella McCartney for the theme "Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations".

  • 2012 - What to Expect When You're Expecting screening, New York

  • 2012 - LACMA hosts 2012 Art and Film Gala, LA

    This is a flamboyant look from Gucci but it really works on Cameron.

  • 2012 - Gambit film after-party, London

  • 2013 - filming The Other Woman, New York

  • 2013 - The Met Costume Institute Gala, New York

    Wearing a midnight blue cape gown by Stella McCartney.

  • 2013 - Stella McCartney Presentation, New York

    In Stella McCartney once more for the designer's spring 2013 launch.

  • 2014 - CinemaCon, Las Vegas

  • 2014 - The Other Woman premiere, Munich

    In a gold embellished dress by Pucci.

  • 2014 - The Other Woman premiere, LA

    Cameron once again rocks it in Stella McCartney.

  • 2014 - Sex Tape premiere, LA

  • 2014 - Sex Tape photocall, LA

  • 2014 - Sex Tape premiere, New York

    In a tie-dye dress from Vionnet.

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