Why Cameron Diaz Is the Ultimate BFF, Straight From 8 of Her Famous Friends

Cameron Diaz has no shortage of famous friends. Not only has she been an entertainment industry fixture for over 20 years, but she also has one of the most easygoing, fun-loving personalities in Hollywood — who wouldn't want to hang out with her? In 2014, Cameron pulled the quintessential BFF move by defending Drew Barrymore against a radio host who brought up her past struggles with drugs and alcohol, and many stars — including Drew — have been equally vocal about how great a pal Cameron is to them. Cameron's group of close friends showed their love for her when they threw her a surprise party for her 41st birthday in 2014 and were by her side when she tied the knot with Benji Madden in January 2015. We've rounded up the sweetest quotes from and about Cameron, straight from her famous girlfriends.

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Nicole Richie
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Nicole Richie

Nicole on setting Cameron up with her brother-in-law Benji Madden: "I'm going to take responsibility for everything! I am a devoted sister-in-law. I'm happy for anyone who is happy, and I want everyone to be surrounded with love."

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Drew Barrymore
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Drew Barrymore

Cameron on Drew's big heart: "She has the most amazing heart. She is one of my closest girlfriends, but the way she loves the people around her is really special. She is so giving of herself and so accepting of others. She has created this community for herself. She didn't really have a strong family, so friends are her family. She really loves on that level of just unconditional love. And her friends around her love her in that way as well. She is one big heart, Drew! She doesn't even wear it on her sleeve; it's like she is just a heart."

Drew on Cameron being her "big sister": "Cameron is one of the greatest friends anyone can ever have. She has so much love to give. We also support each other through the bad times. I've always felt like she's my big sister, but at the same time I know that sometimes I'm wiser and a bit less naive than she is. We just spend so much time having fun and laughing together. That's what true friendship is about."

Drew on Cameron being up for anything: "She's my sister, but we bro out and have crazy adventures. I always know that she is game. Most people don't know this, but she's very edgy. That has been a big part of our friendship, knowing that she will throw down at any time as well as that sisterly, cozy, nurturing love that we have."

Cameron on "wanting" for Drew: "What's really valuable about a good friendship is how much you can want for the other person. Take my girlfriend Drew [Barrymore]. She has this beautiful baby and this wonderful husband and this life she's really worked hard to build, and I've watched her through the whole journey. I'm so happy for her."

Drew on Cameron being her go-to gal: "If you are in scary prison in the middle of nowhere, call Cameron. She'll get you out. If you're looking for the best dinner-cooking partner and watching-TV-on-the-couch friend, call her. If someone is in a medical situation, call her! She's the most loyal, fierce, fun, cozy friend. We have incredible honesty with each other, and we work hard on our lives and our friendship."

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Reese Witherspoon
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Reese Witherspoon

Reese on Cameron's shrewd personality: "Cameron is such a funny, bright gal. She's an incredibly sharp, business-minded woman, but she disguises that side of herself. It's her secret alter ego."

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Stella McCartney
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Stella McCartney

Cameron on Stella's passion: "She's rad, she's so awesome. She really cares, [designing is] her passion, she loves it, she puts her heart and soul into it. She's created such a great brand. And I think she really stands alone. And she doesn't stop! And she has four children. And a really handsome husband! And she's such a hands-on mom, too. She's superwoman. You know how she does it? She has real love for what she does. She's always happy; she always has so much joy in her."

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Leslie Mann
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Leslie Mann

Leslie on first meeting Cameron: "Cameron and I actually met 17 years ago — we both did a movie called She's the One, and we met at a wrap party at Tortilla Flats in New York. She doesn't remember meeting me, but I remember meeting her. It was a 'Tequila Flats' night."

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Gwyneth Paltrow
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Gwyneth Paltrow

Cameron on Gwyneth's recent split from Chris Martin: "For both Chris and Gwyneth, I mean, they worked really hard. People want them to blow up and it to be ugly, but they're kind, generous, loving people who really care about one another. Just because they don't want to be a couple together doesn't mean that they have to hate one another. They are really good friends."

Gwyneth on Cameron helping her stay groomed: "Every time I have a bikini wax, Cameron Diaz holds me down."

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Lake Bell
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Lake Bell

Lake on Cameron's cool, competitive personality: "I think that she's such a naturally generous, nice person. I think the characters that she plays are always so funny and light and wonderful, you just want to hang out with that person, and the truth is she's really like that. She's incredibly down-to-earth and cool; that's just really who she is. And she can kick your ass at anything because she's really competitive."

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Naomi Campbell
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Naomi Campbell

Naomi on Cameron's star quality: "I've had the privilege of knowing and calling Cameron a friend for many years now. We got to know each other during a holiday in Hawaii and really hit it off. She's a real girl's girl; we always have a great time. But when all is said and done, Cameron defines what it is to be a modern-day movie star."