Happy Birthday to Cameron Michelle Diaz

Happy birthday to Cameron Michelle Diaz born on August 30, 1972, in San Diego, California. Her father is Cuban American and her mother has a heritage of German, English, and Native American ancestry.  Diaz had planned to study zoology, but life intervened in the form of a Hollywood party, where as a dazzlingly beautiful teen-ager she met a modeling agent (like, really).  Diaz began a modeling career at age 17, and then starred in the film, “The Mask”, which defied expectations as a comedic megahit. Her memorable roles are in films that include “There’s Something about Mary”, “Gangs of New York”, “My Best Friends Wedding” and “The Green Hornet”.  Diaz says of her career, “…I just want to tell great stories as I go.”

Happy Birthday to Ariadne Thalia Sodi y Miranda

Happy Birthday to singer and actress Ariadne Thalia Sodi y Miranda born on August 26, 1972, in Mexico City, Mexico.  Thalia, as she is known to her legions of fans worldwide, began her career at age 4. She has starred in a host of entertainment formats:  singing groups, stage musicals, movie and video, TV-variety shows, and in Mexico’s soaps, known as telenovelas.  She writes in performs songs in Spanish, English, French, Tagalog, and Portuguese, and has sold over 40 million albums worldwide.  A savvy businesswoman, she has launched a clothing line, eyewear collection, and candy products with Hershey’s. Thalia became a US citizen in 2006.