06/23/2009 at 07:00 AM EDT
It wasn't just any old ceremony when Cameron Diaz
got her star on Hollywood Boulevard's Walk of Fame
, it was a star-studded event: Tom Cruise
, Katie Holmes
and sister Charlie's Angels
star Lucy Liu
gathered with the hundred of fans who witnessed Diaz's honor in front of the Egyptian Theater on Monday.
Diaz, whose My Sister's Keeper
opens Friday, credited her success to her parents and said, "I dedicate this star to the eternal love that my mom and dad shared. It was what has given me the strength and courage to live this extraordinary life, and it was that powers the light that burns inside of me, bright enough for me to be honored today with this star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame."
Diaz, 36, is the 2,386th star to be so honored on the famed sidewalk. Her beloved father, Emilio Diaz, died
in April 2008, at age 58. The actress's mother, Billie, as well as her older sister, Chimene, also attended the ceremony.
– Allie Gross and Stephen M. Silverman