The world met young Megan Fox as Queen Bee in Holiday in the Sun, a movie starring the Olsen twins. However, the brunette beauty became famous when she got a part in the show Hope and Faith, in 2003.
Megan returned to the big screen in Confessions Of a Teenage Drama Queen with Lindsay Lohan in 2005. A year before, when she was just 18, she started dating 30-year-old Brian Austin Green. Yes, he was 12 years older, and it was quite a scandal back in the day.
In 2007 Fox got a role in Transformers, and the world fell in love with her. She was among the hottest young actresses and a regular guest on red carpets.
Green and Fox became engaged, only to end it in 2009. But, as you know, this was just a temporary separation.
The couple got married the following year, and Megan was once again on the top, with the horror-comedy classic Jennifer's Body.
Green and Fox had two children, born in 2012, 2014, before they decided to split, once again. And once again, it didn't last.
In 2015, Fox was pregnant again and gave birth to another child in 2016. The marriage finally ended after ten years, in 2020.
Megan Fox as a model
In between acting and being a mom, Megan Fox graced numerous magazine covers, did a fashion show in Brazil designed for Forever XXI, was the face of Armani Jeans and Armani Beauty, as well as Avon.
She was the sexiest woman in the world by magazine FHM's online poll in 2008.
The Maxim cover girl designed lingerie for Fredericks of Hollywood. She was also the face (and body) of this super sexy campaign in 2017, just five months after giving birth to her third son.
Due to her looks and comparisons to Angelina Jolie and other sex symbols, Megan was typecasted as the tough, bitchy character. But, the looks definitely helped her get some extra points from the people in the fashion business.
She did quite well in the modeling business, but it's no wonder: she was a prom queen and always knew how to take the best pictures.
Fox appeared in several campaigns and music videos. The most memorable video has to be Love The Way You Lie. The hit song from Eminem and Rihanna plus Megan's appearance made it an anthem for dysfunctional relationships.
Megan Fox on acting
Fox may look like your typical Hollywood beauty, but even when she was much younger, she spoke her mind and quite eloquently if we might add.
She confirmed that she always wanted to act back in 2009:
"I wanted to be an actress from the time I was 2. My mom said it was the only thing I ever said I wanted to do. When I was 4 or 5, I watched 'The Wizard of Oz,' and for a year, I asked her to call me Dorothy. When my mom explained to me that Dorothy was not real, that an actress plays her, I decided I wanted to be an actress."
At only 15 she was an extra for the movie Bad Boys II. She spoke about this experience to Jimmy Fallon:
"They were shooting this club scene, and they brought me in. I was wearing a stars and stripes bikini and a red cowboy hat and six-inch heels."
Her favorite role was for Jennifer's Body. She also loved being on TV show New Girl:
"For most of my fans, it's their favorite project that I've ever done. It's my favorite project that I've ever done."
"I mean I have some other ones that I really liked. I loved working on 'Ninja Turtles.' I loved working on 'New Girl.' But this one was just magical at that moment in my life, and it was a perfect fit."
Megan is religious and rebellious
Fox spoke that she's been going to church since she was a child. She has been able to speak in tongues since the age of 8. She described the experience:
"The energy is so intense in the room … that you feel like anything can happen. They're going to hate that I compare it to this, but have you ever watched footage of a Santeria gathering or someone doing voodoo? You know how palpable the energy is? Whatever's going on there, it's for real."
In another interview, she shared that she loved to do things that she shouldn't.
"As soon as you tell me to do one thing, I do the opposite. … As soon as someone tells me not to get any more tattoos, I have this intense fire burning inside me to cover myself with them. I don't care if it's self-destructive. I just have that need to rebel."
Yet, she has to keep everything under control:
"I can't stand pills. I don't like drinking. I don't like feeling out of control. … I have to feel like I'm in control of my body. And I know what you're thinking, Then why would I want to go to church and speak in tongues? … You have to understand, there I feel safe. I was raised to believe that you're safe in God's hands. But I don't feel safe with myself."
Megan Fox doesn't like flying or touching paper...
Megan's always playing Britney Spears when she's on an airplane. The reason? Well, she explained it on Conan:
"I know for a fact it's not my destiny to die listening to a Britney Spears album. So I always put that on in my iPhone when I'm flying because it won't crash as long as I've got Britney on. I developed a fear of flying when I turned 20. All of a sudden I got afraid to get on airplanes. I had to come up with ways to deal with it."
However, the fear of flying is common. This one isn't, and Megan spoke about it in 2009:
"I can't stand to touch newspapers. Anything laminated is fine. Actual dry a-- paper I can't touch. It gives me chill bumps. It's like nails on a chalkboard. Ughh. Or like tissue paper. People can't touch me with dry things like that. I get really upset. It's something about how dry it is that I can't touch it. Those are my main fears."
Fox's obsession with Marilyn Monroe
Megan Fox is a huge Monroe fan. She thinks she can relate to the biggest sex symbol in Hollywood, and worry she may have a similar fate as the late actress:
"I constantly struggle with the idea that I think I'm a borderline personality. Or that I have bouts of mild schizophrenia. I definitely have some kind of mental problem and I haven't pinpointed what it is. I feel like I could easily go in that direction and I need to know everything there is to know about it because I feel like it'll keep it from happening to me."
She had a large image of the late bombshell's face on her forearm but she had it removed. She explained:
"I started reading about her and realized that her life was incredibly difficult. It's like when you visualize something for your future. I didn't want to visualize something so negative."
"She wasn't powerful at the time, she was sort of like Lindsay [Lohan]. She was an actress who wasn't reliable, who almost wasn't insurable... She had all the potential in the world, and it was squandered. I'm not interested in following in those footsteps."
Megan told Cosmopolitan she's "completely, hysterically insecure," "self-loathing," "introverted," and "neurotic" about her physical appearance.
That brings us to the next most talked about thing about Megan Fox. The surgeries.
Fox and plastic surgeries
Megan Fox denies having plastic surgeries, but experts disagree.
In 2007 her nose looked thinner, and her lips were fuller.
Megan rejected the idea of lip injections in an interview with Allure magazine, saying:
"I will say for people who question the authenticity of my lips, you can clearly see that my lips are my lips."
Then, in 2008, it seems she had a boob job. Two years later, people started talking about botox and facelift. Considering that Fox was born in 1986, that seems extreme, but the changes were apparent.
Yet, in 2011, Megan posted an album on her Facebook, called "Things You Can't Do With Your Face When you Have Botox."
The bottom line is that people will believe what they want to believe. We are not sold on the idea that Fox's face changed naturally during her 20s but to each their own.
Michael Bay Vs. Megan Fox
No one knows what happened between Michael Bay and Meghan Fox, but it did leave a mark on her career.
Back in 2009, Fox was doing press for Jennifer's Body. She stated that Bay was "a nightmare to work with." She even compared him to Hitler.
A member of Bay's crew responded, calling the actress "an unfriendly bitch" and "trailer trash." She was fired from Transformers 3.
After the scandal, Megan kept working, but she didn't want to be seen as she stated. Finally, last year she explained her experiences in an Instagram post:
It seems that Fox knows how to put the past behind. Now, she's dating actor and musician Machine Gun Kelly, raising her sons, and just last year she starred in Think Like a Dog and Rogue.
Machine Gun Kelly and Fox: Engaged?
The couple met while filming Midnight in the Switchgrass. They confirmed the relationship in June 2020. But, then in January 2021, everyone thought that Fox will walk down the aisle once again.
As they were spotted leaving filming SNL, Megan was rocking a huge ring. The rumors started, but Fox shut them down in her Instagram story. She simply posted a close-up photo, because the paparazzi really worked hard to get the photo of her ring.
Clearly, it's just a ring, THE ring. Her next move? We will have to wait and see. But, since she loves being pregnant, perhaps her boys will get a baby sister soon?
Hope you enjoyed this trip down memory lane and perhaps learned something new from an underrated and quite interesting Miss Fox!