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Apr 6, 2011

Ladies of the 90s Tournament - Round 1: Cameron Diaz (3) vs. Jennifer Lopez (6)

Previous results: In the least voted-on poll to-date, Jenny Love Hewitt took out Gwyneth Paltrow, 14-11. Click here to view the updated full bracket.

Cameron Diaz

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

Jennifer Lopez

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

9 people have chosen wisely: on "Ladies of the 90s Tournament - Round 1: Cameron Diaz (3) vs. Jennifer Lopez (6)"

Castor said...

Not a fan of Cameron Diaz at all but her appearance in The Mask... damn!

Mrs Fletch said...


simoncolumb said...

Cameron Diaz in THE MASK is exceptional. "gee baby ... ain't i good to you". Indeed you are Cameron.

Nick said...

Definitely Cameron. No contest here, unless you really REALLY like Selena (and I know a ton of people who do).

CS said...

How is Diaz leading this one? Granted she had more hits in the 90's but J.Lo's work in Out of Sight was golden. Golden I say!

Red said...

As much as I hate voting for Cameron Diaz, "star in several of the decade's most iconic films" really says it all.

Fletch said...

@ Castor - I dug me some Cameron in the 90s. Post-Charlie's Angels...not so much. Really, though, she still looks fine to me, she can just be a bit annoying.

@ Mrs. Fletch - It's not 'meh,' it's 'baaa.' We need to get that changed globally.

@ Simon - Well said, sir.

@ Nick - replace Selena with Out of Sight and I could see that, but I don't know anyone that gives a shit about Selena. Then again, I don't live in Texas and though there might be lots of people I know that DO care about it, I ain't askin' and they ain't sayin',

@ CS - As you can see, I'm with you on Out of Sight. An all-time favorite there. But even my love for that flick is not nearly enough for J-Lo to win this. Diaz is/was way hotter and has a much better overall 90s resume.

@ Red - Indeed, even if I was exaggerating a bit. :)

Nick said...

Yeah, come to Texas and ask really any Hispanic girl from the age of 8 to 30, and they've probably seen Selena a thousand times.

(Over-generalization complete.)

mario88 said...

I definitely pick Cameron Diaz, great actress with beauty.