Comments: The 17th of our models-turned-actresses, Diaz took a different path than many of them. Most eased into it, honed their craft, paid their dues, etc.; not Cameron. She went from nowhere to everywhere in the span of two words: The Mask. Jim Carrey's Ace Ventura follow-up was hotly anticipated, and Diaz landed the plum role of his leading lady. She's been a star ever since, and managed to star in several of the decade's most iconic films.
90s Highlights: The Mask, My Best Friend's Wedding, There's Something About Mary, Being John Malkovich, Any Given Sunday
Comments: I'm not sure what J-Lo would list as her profession these days - sure, she's a talent show host (sounds glamorous, no?), but is she still an actress or singer? - but she was one busy body in the 90s. From Fly Girl to Karen Sisco and best-selling artist in less than five years. Oh, and she's kinda famous for that ass of hers, too.
90s Highlights: Selena, Anaconda, Out of Sight