Darlene Tonachio gave birth to Megan Fox in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. After her parents divorced, Fox grew up in a strict household maintained by her mother and stepfather. Fox claims that throughout her high school career, she was constantly targeted by bullies because she got along better with boys, and other girls resented her for it. Hmm
, we wonder why the boys liked having her around? But in between eating lunch alone in bathroom stalls and showing boys her bra strap, Fox was taking acting classes while harboring aspirations of stardom. By 17, Fox had moved to Los Angeles, and was landing guest roles in various low-profile projects.

From the moment a sultry, slinky brunette named Megan Fox bent over the hood of a '76 Camaro in Michael Bay's Transformers, we knew our lives would never be the same again. It was a moment that marked the arrival of a brand new sex symbol -- the ultimate sex symbol.

Since helping Shia Labeouf's nerdy alter-ego Sam Witwicky pitch the world's largest tent, Fox has gone on to transcend mere movie stardom, on her way to becoming a global icon in near-record speed. With only four major Hollywood films to her credit (including this summer's Jonah Hex), Megan Fox has appeared on the cover of every major men's magazine, topped all the requisite hot lists, and is a gossip blog mainstay. But by the same token, the oceans of ink devoted to Fox have some (including Fox herself) crying oversaturation, a fact evidenced by this year's "Megan Fox Media Blackout Day," and by her recent sacking from the third Tranformers film. Hey, at least she still has Brian Austin Green; the on-again-off-again couple recently became engaged for the 400th time. Don't worry fellas, these days it's all about Rosie Huntington-Whiteley anyway.