The undiminished appeal of Megan Fox over the years
She has set our screens on fire for over two decades now. The ‘Sexiest Woman Alive’ of 2008 has won over many fans with her charismatic onscreen presence and blunt personality. Here is a look back at how the drop-dead gorgeous diva has blossomed since her screen debut in 2001.
Megan Fox makes a mark in 2004
Debuting as an actor in 2001 at the age of 15, Megan shot to prominence only in 2004. This was when she guest starred in an episode of ‘Two and a Half Men’, opposite Charlie Sheen and Jon Cryer. The same year, she scored a role opposite Lindsay Lohan in the teen comedy, ‘Confessions of A Teenage Drama Queen’. She also bagged her first full-time role on a sitcom, playing Sydney Shanowski in ‘Hope & Faith’.
Megan Fox gets her big Hollywood break with ‘Transformers’ in 2007
Megan was cast as the female lead, Mikaela Banes, in Michael Bay’s live-action ‘Transformers’ movie in 2007. The role earned her a nomination for an MTV Movie Award for ‘Breakthrough Performance’ and three Teen Choice Awards. She went on to reprise her role in the 2009 sequel, ‘Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen’.
Megan Fox bags World’s Sexiest Woman title in 2008
According to an online poll conducted by the men’s magazine FHM Online, Megan topped the list of 100 Sexiest Women in the World for 2008, taking the crown away from Jessica Alba. “Megan Fox is the deserving winner of this year’s FHM title. She’s young, she’s hot, she’s a rising star and her sex appeal has definitely transformed this year’s list. She’s got a great future ahead of her,” said then-FHM Online US Editor JR Futrell.
‘Jennifer’s Body’ in 2009 cements Megan Fox’s stardom
Megan played the role of a possessed high school girl who kills her male classmates in the dark thriller, ‘Jennifer’s Body’. Despite the well-written plot, the movie was marketed off Fox’s sexuality, which she did not appreciate. It has since gone on to garner a cult following for its subversive take on the horror genre.
Megan Fox becomes a mother for the first time in 2012
Megan welcomed her first baby with her then-husband Brian Austin Green, whom she had married in 2010. That year, she tried her hand at comedy, starring in the Judd Apatow-directed ‘This Is 40’, opposite Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann.
Megan Fox joins ‘New Girl’ in 2016
When Zooey Deschanel was on maternity leave, Megan joined the hit sitcom as a straight-shooting pharmaceutical sales rep Reagan who rents out Jess’ (Deschanel) room. Her stint was welcomed by both the fans and the showrunners. During that year, Megan also welcomed her third child with Green, after filing for divorce in 2015 and reconciling later.
Megan Fox walks Met Gala red carpet for the first time in 2021
The year 2021 was the comeback year for Megan. From her jaw-dropping sheer dress at the MTV VMAs to her first appearance at the Met Gala, the year brought the star back in the news, along with her relationship with the singer Machine Gun Kelly.
Megan Fox appears on Sports Illustrated’s 2023 swimsuit edition cover
The diva has opened up about her struggles with body dysmorphia in the ‘Sports Illustrated’ cover story, stating, “I don’t ever see myself the way other people see me. There is never a point in my life where I loved my body, never, ever.” Megan revealed that she feels like the journey of loving herself will be “never-ending.”