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Cameron Diaz and Matt Dillon in There's Something About Mary

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There's Something About Mary starring Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon and Ben Stiller, directed by Peter and Robert Farrelly was released in 1998. She was Hollywood's most successful female 'bachelor' so how did Benji Madden finally tame Cameron Diaz? FEMAIL looks back at the star's colourful love life Cameron dated Matt Dillon, Jared Leto, Justin Timberlake and Paul Sculfor The Hollywood star, now 42, has been the envy of millions of women The anti-marriage actress tied the knot last night to rocker Benji Madden Cameron Diaz plays an excellent fiancee onscreen - one of her very first Hollywood film roles was in My Best Friend's Wedding, as the wife-to-be of Julia Roberts' best friend. But in real life, the 42-year-old has followed a different path - she is known in the showbiz world as the eternal female bachelor. Cameron has had her pick of men for the last two decades, dating everyone from Matt Dillon and Jared Leto to Justin Timberlake and baseball player Alex Rodriguez. The actress has always been adamant that she has no desire to settle down and marry, but after an eight-month whirlwind romance, the Annie actress tied the knot last night with Good Charlotte rocker Benji Madden, 35, at their mansion in Beverly Hills. 'We couldn't be happier to begin our new journey together surrounded by our closest family and friends,' the couple said in a statement to People. So who is this quiet musician who has finally managed to tame Cameron Diaz? How did he succeed where the men who went before that tried and failed? Cameron's colourful love life is one of the star's many endearing assets - usually a Hollywood male is applauded for sleeping with numerous starlets, but an actress behaving in a similar way is described as being unlucky in love. But the former model escaped much of this judgement and was often applauded for her outspoken nature on romance and weddings. Only earlier this year, she told the May issue of InStyle magazine that women should never feel under pressure to get married, saying: 'A lot of people chase after it because they've been told, "This equals happiness." They chase it, they get it.' A year earlier, she told a magazine: 'It [marriage] just wasn't the thing I was drawn to. I certainly didn't want it in my 20s. Or my 30s. 'I don't need to have the children in my life be a part of my literal flesh. And anyway, there's still a possibility of that, I ain't that old.' Her lack of interest in marriage didn't mean behaving like a nun, in fact, she has been linked to more than ten Hollywood stars since finding fame herself in the mid Nineties. Cameron's first serious relationship was aged 18 with the video producer Carlos De La Torre, who at 27 years old was nine years her senior. The pair met in 1990 when Carlos was producing an advert for L.A Gear that Cameron was modelling in. She later said of the event: 'I spent the entire day trying to get him to talk to me.' The couple were together for four years and attended several official functions together. He was a calming and supportive influence on the young Cameron as she tried to break into acting, even driving her to the set of her breakout film The Mask on her first day. She said: 'The first day was hell. When Carlos was driving me to the studio it was like, 'Babe, pull over. I'm going to throw up'.' But the couple had split by 1995, and in 1996, Cameron started dating the actor Matt Dillon, who she met in Minnesota while he was starring in Beautiful Girls and she was filming Feeling Minnesota. She told the Guardian newspaper in 1997: 'I love him incredibly.' The couple went on to star in There's Something About Mary together in 1998, but split soon after. In an interview in 2006, Matt hinted that one of the reasons for the split was his desire to start a family and Cameron's reluctance to settle down at the young age of 26. He told Parade magazine: 'I fell in love. It's a very powerful thing when you feel that way about somebod...