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Even the biggest stars often have humble beginnings. Case in point, Megan Fox starred in several blockbuster movies in the late 2000s. And in 2016, she joined the cast of New Girl in a major role. But the Transformers actress actually got her start several years earlier.

In fact, before she joined Shia LaBeouf to battle the Decepticons, Fox was coming up against Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. In the years following the end of Full House, the Olsen twins starred in a variety of direct-to-video movies. And one of these served as Fox’s very first screen credit.

Megan Fox at the PUBG Mobile's #FIGHT4THEAMAZON Event
Megan Fox at the PUBG Mobile’s #FIGHT4THEAMAZON Event | Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images

Megan Fox became a household name with 2007’s ‘Transformers’

In the mid-2000s, Fox’s star was already on the rise. The actress had done some TV work and even held down a main role on ABC sitcom Hope & Faith. Plus, she had co-starred opposite Lindsay Lohan in 2004’s Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen. But in 2007, she got her big break when she booked the female lead in Michael Bay’s first Transformers movie.

While Fox returned for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, she had a falling-out with Bay and left the franchise. In the subsequent few years, she starred in DC Comics misfire Jonah Hex and future horror cult classic Jennifer’s Body. She even reteamed with Bay for the 2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and its 2016 sequel.

But she made her film debut with the Olsen twins six years earlier

Yet, Fox’s roots lie with the Olsen twins. In 2001, she appeared alongside the Full House stars in the direct-to-video film Holiday in the Sun. The movie stars the Olsens as teenagers looking for love while vacationing in the Bahamas. In the process, they get mixed up in a crime.

Fox plays Brianna Wallace, an heiress who emerges as a romantic rival to Ashley Olsen’s Alex. The character is the first one Fox plays on screen but it also sets a precedent. In the aforementioned Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, Fox plays similar bad girl rival Carla Santini.

Holiday in the Sun was the first of three collaborations between the Olsens and director Steve Purcell. The trio would work together again on Getting There and When in Rome, both released in 2002. But Fox didn’t appear in either, though she did later play villains again, of course.


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Rumors are swirling about Fox and rapper Machine Gun Kelly

Although Fox reportedly has a few projects in the works, the buzz surrounding the actress at the moment is centered on her personal life. Rumors continue to circle the status of her marriage with actor Brian Austin Green, with whom she has three children.

And in the midst of all that, Fox was recently seen with rapper Machine Gun Kelly. At this point, neither Fox nor Machine Gun Kelly has commented on the status of their relationship. But fans of both are certainly wondering what’s going on. Meanwhile, one of Fox’s first co-stars, Mary-Kate Olsen, is wrapped up in her own relationship drama.