WANT a hit movie? Cast a model. While MTAs (Model Turned Actress) used to be judged the kiss of death to a film (remember Tatjana Patitz in Rising Sun? Hopefully you don't), now everyone in Hollywood wants one.

Enter Cameron Diaz, following in the footsteps of celluloid sirens Elle Macpherson and Andie 'Four Weddings and a Worldwide Smash' McDowell. Diaz, who is signed with Elite model agency and is a Spanish Vogue cover favourite, makes her debut in Mask opposite Jim 'Ace Ventura: Pet detective' Carrey. The movie, which has taken dollars 25m in its first weekend, opens in the UK on 19 August.

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