Megan Fox first seduced us with her fierce green eyes and killer body as Mikaela Banes in the Transformers franchise (or as Lindsey Lohan's arch-nemesis Carla Santini in Confessions Of A Teenage Drama Queen). Since then, Fox has remained a dominant and rising force in the Hollywood scene, landing breakout roles in films such as Jennifer's Body and The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
All the while Fox created a name for herself as one of the world's modern female sex symbols, appearing on the covers of Maxim and Rolling Stone, and often being referred to as the "new Angelina Jolie".
Fox has three young sons with husband Brian Austin Green, welcoming her first in 2012. Since then, the actress has been laying low focusing on motherhood.
In 2018, however, the actress signed on to play several leading roles and is slowly returning to the silver screen.
Here are 15 things you never knew about Megan Fox.
1. Fox Always Knew She Wanted To Be An Actress
Fox grew up in Tennessee, raised by her mother. She knew from her early years that she was meant to be an actress. As she described to The New York Times, "I wanted to be an actress from the time I was 2. My mum 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."
Fox described in the same interview that her childhood was a bit lonely, as a result of her mother and father divorcing when she was young. As she told GQ, her sister was 13 years older, so Fox found different ways to spend her time, remembering, "I would put on shows in our living room. It wasn't even a need to perform. I just always wanted everyone's attention to be focused on me."
2. Fox Had To Convince Brian Austin Green Their 12-Year Age Gap Didn't Matter
Fox and now-husband Brian Austin Green met on the set of television series Hope & Faith. Green played himself on an episode in the series in 2004. Speaking to Elle, Fox recalled the first time the couple met, I was like, Oh my God, I have to be with you."
However, Green was concerned about the pair's age gap. Green was 30 years old, while Fox was just 18 at the time. She "had to convince him" that their age gap wasn't a big deal.
Green and Fox started dating shortly after and got married in 2010. Fox filed for divorce in August 2015, but the two reconciled less than a year later. Green alluded to the short-lived split on his podcast in September 2017, saying, "Marriage is hard...We've had and have a great relationship and we're just taking it day by day."
Though the couple is ripe for paparazzi and tabloid fodder, they have mostly stayed out of the spotlight. As Fox told Elle, "I do not want to comment on my relationship, period. … It's mine. It's Brian's. It's not for other people to judge and talk about and write about in InTouch Weekly."
3. Fox Has Three Children And One Step-Child
Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green share three sons - Noah Shannon Green, 7, Bodhi Ransom Green, 5, and Journey River Green, 2. Fox is also stepmother to Green's son, Kassius, 16, from a previous relationship.
4. Fox Thought Fame Would Fix All Her 'Internal Issues'
Fox may have known she wanted to be an actress, but she quickly learnt that fame was the last thing she wanted. As she told GQ, "I grew up craving the spotlight and once it happened I immediately recoiled…Up until the very moment it happened I was really outgoing. Now I'm really introverted. I thought that I would love it, that this was the kind of life I wanted, that everyone wanted. And it's not all that it seems."
She continued, "I felt like, once I achieved that success then all of my internal issues would be solved and I would be this really confident person. And I'm not. It's not just physical insecurity…It's also a feeling of not being acceptable and wanting to be. Of course, I think that has something to do with my parents' divorce and not seeing my dad and always feeling rejected. You don't ever really get past that."
5. Fox Identifies As Bisexual
Fox has previously claimed that she is bisexual and believes "all humans are born with the ability to be attracted to both sexes.
"I have no question in my mind about being bisexual," Fox stated on TODAY. "But I'm also a hypocrite. I would never date a girl who was bisexual because that means they also sleep with men, and men are so dirty that I'd never want to sleep with a girl who had slept with a man."
Fox's sexuality became heavily reported on following her appearance in the horror movie Jennifer's Body alongside Amanda Seyfried, where the two kissed on camera.
6. Fox Is A Supporter Of Generosity Water
Fox, as well as partner Green, have been longstanding supporters of the charity, Generosity Water. The couple has funded the creation of over ten water wells for the organisation.
7. Fox And Transformers Director Michael Bay Had A Short-Lived Feud
In 2007, a 21-year-old Fox landed a role in Michael Bay's Transformers alongside Shia LaBeouf. Following the film's release, it was reported that Fox said some "harsh words" about the director, allegations she whole-heartedly denies.
Fox opened up about this time with The New York Times, saying, "I got myself in this whole mess...But it doesn't matter. I know that the things they said about me in the crew letter were not true, but Bay is not happy with some of the things I've said about him. I was waiting for someone to defend me, to say, 'That's not accurate,' but nobody did. I think it's because I'm a girl. They left me out there to be bludgeoned to death."
Years later Fox would reach out to Bay.
She told the LA Times that when the third Transformers' film was being released, she got in touch with him to apologise, saying, "I was, like, 'Hey, the movie is about to come out and it's gonna be huge. Congratulations. I just want you to understand that anything I've ever said negatively about you in the press, at this point in my life, I understand I should have kept that between you and I'."
Bay and Fox eventually worked together again.
8. Fox Loved Being Pregnant
Fox welcomed her first child, Noah, at 26 in 2012. Just a year later, she was pregnant with baby number two. Fox told Extra she loved being pregnant.
She said, "I feel great. I love being pregnant, which is — a lot of women don't feel that way, it is really uncomfortable…by the way. It is painful at parts. I feel the overall process is an amazing one. I feel so productive creating a human person that I'm so excited to meet because I know that I have such a spiritual connection to them, so I can't wait to meet this new member of my family."
9. Fox Attends Church And Can Speak In Tongues
Fox has always spoken openly about her faith. Having grown up in Tennesse, Fox attended a Pentecostal church.
As she shared with Esquire, she has been able to speak in tongues since the age of 8. She described the experience, saying, "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."
"I can't stand pills. I don't like drinking. I don't like feeling out of control. 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," she continued.
10. Fox Has A Form Of Brachydactyly
Fox has a form brachydactyly often known as "clubbed thumb". Brachydactyly is a medical term which literally means "shortness of the fingers and toes." The shortness is relative to the length of other long bones and other parts of the body. The condition is an inherited, usually dominant trait.
11. Fox Had Her Tattoo Of Marilyn Monroe Removed
In her early 20s, Fox got a tattoo of silver screen legend Marilyn Monroe. At the age of 25, Fox decided to have it removed in a bid to avoid attracting "negative energy."
"I'm removing it. It is a negative character, as she suffered from personality disorders and was bipolar," she said. "I do not want to attract this kind of negative energy in my life."
12. Fox Has Seven Other Tattoos
- The Chinese symbol for strength (behind her ear)
- An adaptation of the quote "We will all laugh at gilded butterflies" from William Shakespeare's King Lear (on her shoulder blade)
- A crescent moon and star (on her left ankle)
- An ocean-inspired tribal symbol (on her left wrist)
- The word 'Brian' (on her lower abdomen)
- The poem, "There once was a little girl who never knew love until a boy broke her HEART" (on her entire left ribcage)
- A tribute to Passion Play co-star Mickey Rourke, "And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music."
13. A Viral Image Of Fox As Supergirl Once Appeared Online
To this day, the image of Megan Fox in a Supergirl outfit is still widely circulated. The origins of the photoshopped image are still unknown.
14. Fox Had A One Episode Cameo In Two And A Half Men
Fox played the role of Berta's beautiful granddaughter Prudence in the episode 'Camel Filters and Pheromones'.
15. Fox Was Once Caught Shoplifting At Her Local Wal-Mart
In 2009, the Daily Express revealed that the Transformers star was "banned from the chain store" as a teenager after getting caught trying to steal a makeup from the Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen line of cosmetics. A teenage Fox had to appear in court and was given community service and banned from the Wal-Mart.
Since 2015, Fox has toned down her appearances in film and television focusing on raising her three young boys.
However, Fox has several upcoming projects for 2019. The actress will appear in the film Shadow Girl alongside Olivia Thirlby and Alan Ritchson. Fox will also be appearing in the upcoming Korean war film Battle of Battle of Jangsa-RI 9.15 beside Korean actor Kim Myung-min. She will play a lead role as an American news reporter.