Billie Early is an import/export agent better known as the mother of actress, author and former model, Cameron Diaz. Early’s daughter first appeared out of nowhere in the 90s and would go on to become one of the most famous people in the movie industry at that time and for years to come.
With cover shoots for countless magazines, interviews, red carpets, rom-coms and subsequent blockbusters, Billie’s daughter, Diaz, was and is one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood and internationally. However, in the present, Diaz has seemingly become one of the celebrities who are gradually pushing themselves towards anonymity.
The actress nevertheless has a vibrant and fulfilling life outside of the movies, especially with her non-Hollywood projects and families, including her mother, Billie Early. Despite all the candor with the media, Cameron often never revealed much about her parents. Get candid stories about who the actress’s mother is, Billie Early, her relationship with Cameron’s father, her profession and more.
Billie Early has a bit of Cherokee ancestry
Among the many ancestral features of Billie’s ethnicities, the most commonly reported are English, Scottish, Irish, and Anglo-German. Early’s daughter, Cameron once declared her mother’s parentage too has a little Indian blood (Cherokee). However, it is unclear whether the Mask actress once verified that parentage.
Cameron’s mother, Billie j Early, born about the year 1951, is the daughter of William Marion Early and Elizabeth Jeanette Waddington.
Billie’s mother was Californian by birth, while her father William was from Missouri.
Billie early relationship with Cameron Diaz’s father Emilio Diaz
While it’s open to speculation about when Billie and her husband Emilio met, the records say the two were married for 40 years until the latter’s death in 2008.
The couple, who tied the knot sometime in 1969, spent most of their lives in Seal Beach, California. Early in her marriage to Emilio, she was still in her late teens; reportedly 18.
Billie’s late husband worked for UNOCAL (which used to be the Union Oil Company). He was a field surveyor in the pipeline department for over 20 years. He retired in 1998. Early married Emilio Diaz at a young age and at 21 she was already a mother of two children.
The couple raised their daughter Diaz in Long Beach and sent her to Los Cerritos Elementary and later to Long Beach Polytechnic High.
Cameron once revealed that she grew up with her mother, Early, and that her father, Emilio, was very frugal. The now 49-year-old actress said that while her parents were wonderful, the family often collected soda cans and traded them in for extra cash.
Billie Husband died of pneumonia
Early’s husband Emilio Diaz died of pneumonia from a staph infection in 2008. He was 58 at the time. At the time of her father’s death, actress Diaz was filming My Sister’s Keeper.
After the loss of her father, Diaz said she grieved with the help of the strong bond she shared with her mother. Early also told her daughter that there is nothing better than grieving and that a person is better off experiencing the pain of the loss as it is.
In Diaz’s own words, her father and late Early husband Emilio had an unparalleled propensity for laughter and was a man who embraced life in an unforgettable way.
He was apparently the center of the family. The Sex Tape actress has often stated that she inherited the spirit and humor of her late father, Emilio.
What does Billie Early do; Where is she now?
For several years, Early Professional has been reported as an import/export agent. Although it was never made public where she was located. It’s also unclear what the New York Times bestseller’s mother is doing in the present; whether she is retired or still working.
Also, something that has gone unanswered is whether Early ever remarried after the death of her husband, Emilio. Still, she is believed to live near her daughter, somewhere in the San Diego area.
Billie Early Children
As previously mentioned, Early has two daughters, Chimene and Cameron, who she had with her late husband, Emilio. She is extremely close to both of her daughters, Chimene, and her famous daughter, Diaz. Because Emilio worked in the pipeline industry, the pollution in the area made his and Billie’s daughter, Cameron, asthmatic.
Because of their early financial circumstances, Diaz says her mother and father taught her to work hard and manage her money wisely. Early and her late husband also raised their children to appreciate their cultural heritage. Cameron is now married to Benji Madden, the guitarist for the rock band Good Charlotte.
California actress and lead guitarist Madden met in 2014; they had the chance to get to know each other through Diaz’s boyfriend, Nicole Richie, the wife of Benji’s brother Joel Madden.
Diaz married Benji on January 5, 2015. The Jewish-themed wedding took place at Diaz’s home in Beverly Hills, California. Early’s actress daughter Diaz would have a daughter, Radix Madden with her husband Benji in December 2019 via surrogacy.
Billie reportedly loved her daughter, Cameron’s husband, Benji, when they first met in Italy. In fact, it was Early who first told Diaz that she was going to marry Benji.
How rich is Billie early; What is her net worth?
Although Early’s daughter Cameron has phased out her film career in recent years, or better yet is half-retired, the Other Woman actress is doing convincingly well in terms of financial performance, as far as the estimate suggests.
As the third-highest-grossing actress in the world with her films grossing $7 billion worldwide, it should come as no surprise that Diaz has an estimated net worth of over $140 million.
Her wealth also extends to her own makeup line and some bestselling books. Movies or no movies, Early’s actress daughter has been a wealthy celebrity for a long time and given her business, she could be in the prosperous league in the long run.
When she was younger, Cameron had envisioned becoming a mother of two children at age 21, just like her mother, Billie.