Cameron Diaz InStyle

Cameron Diaz on the cover of August InStyle

1. She doesn't feel guilty about anything
Cameron may be disciplined when it comes to eating and exercising, but she never deprives herself. 'People think [discipline] means deprivation. But it actually allows you to have everything you want. You just can't have a ton of it.' Which means the star never has to deny herself guilty pleasures. 'I don't have any guilt over anything,' she says. 'It's all one big experience of being alive and engaged.'

2. She had a less than attractive nickname at school
It seems that Cameron's athletic figure wasn't always the envy of everyone. As a pre-teen, she says her classmates called her Skeletor, owing to the fact she was a scrawny tomboy. Charming.

3. She'd like to wear her bikini all day long
Cameron's got a great body – and she knows it. Asked by close friend Reese Witherspoon if she ever wants to just wear a bikini all day long, Cam answered: 'Yeah! Sometimes I do. Doing Charlie's Angels helped. Once I possessed the strength from that training, I decided I'd always keep it and, so far, so good.'

4. She's amazing at, er, burping
We all know Cameron's great at the whole physical comedy thing, but one thing we didn't know was just how good she is at burping. In fact, the actress is the proud winner of the Kids Choice Awards burping contest. True story.

5. She doesn't care what you do with your pubic hair
Cameron's comments about the upkeep of our lady gardens caught the Internet's attention earlier this year. But really, she doesn't care what you've got going on down there, as long as you haven't lasered it all off. 'Dye it blue if you want to. I'm just doing, like, a call to my ladies out there, saying keep your options open. Don't do it forever.' Wise words.

Plus, don't miss in this month's issue:

Perfect T-shirts
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How to look good without make-up
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By Olivia Marks

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