Nobody ever accused Megan Fox of being the most talented actress, but she has undeniable appeal. Having appeared in several small TV and film roles, she made her flashy Hollywood debut in the 2007 action blockbuster, Transformers.
With her glossy pout and magnetic blue eyes, the Tennessee native became an instant global sensation and cover girl, still barely out of her teens. Originally signed to star in all three instalments of Transformers, Fox wasn’t invited back for the final film after infamously comparing working with director Michael Bay to working for Hitler.
She would later kiss and make up with Bay after he hired her for his 2014 reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (reprising the role of April O’Neill in the 2016 sequel, Out of the Shadows). Fox was grateful for the work after her three previous films – Jennifer’s Body (2009), Jonah Hex (2010) and Passion Play (2010) – were unmitigated flops. And her roles in Sacha Baron Cohen’s The Dictator and Judd Apatow’s This is 40 – both released in 2012 – were mere blink-and-you’ll-miss-her cameos.
Having begun dating fellow actor Brian Austin Green when she was just 18 years old, the couple today have three sons – Noah, nine; Bodhi, seven; and Journey, five. Wed since 2010, their on-and-off relationship can only be described as volatile, and is currently in the “off” phase after Fox fell for Machine Gun Kelly after featuring in a video for his song, Bloody Valentine, in May.
Now 34, Fox’s wacky public statements are part of her charm. A self-avowed Christian, she asserts she is bisexual and suffers from OCD and low self-esteem.
Poised for a career comeback this year, starring in the R-rated action flick Rogue and opposite Oscar Isaac in dramedy Big Gold Brick, the release dates for both films are currently on hold.