Rare Photos From The 2000s No One Talks About

By Sophia Maddox | May 22, 2023

Megan Fox, 2007

The aughts were a decade where everything happened at once. A clash of styles occurred as civilization moved into the new millennium, while many people looked forward to a new era, others drew inspiration from the past.

These rarely seen snapshots from the 2000s show the enthusiasm and excitement that came with greeting a new decade, even if everyone was unsure of what exactly was going to happen. The excitement and sensuality of the decade spills over from each photo, so make sure you have plenty of time to spend on each shot.

If you’re ready to have your concept of the 2000s challenged then start scrolling through these fascinating photos from the first decade of the new millennium.

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In 2007, Megan Fox was a rising star in Hollywood, with her breakout role in the hit action film "Transformers." She played Mikaela Banes, the love interest of Shia LaBeouf's character, and her performance quickly garnered attention for both her acting skills and her stunning looks.

Fox quickly became a sex symbol and was featured in numerous magazine spreads and photo shoots, solidifying her status as one of Hollywood's most sought-after actresses. However, she was also criticized for the hypersexualization of her image and for perpetuating harmful beauty standards for women.

Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams in Toronto, August 2008

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If you were around in the 2000s, chances are you’ve had to sit down and watch The Notebook at one point in time, whether it was on a date or you just didn’t have anything else to do for a couple of hours. The biggest takeaway from that movie is the insane chemistry between Ryan Gosling and his co-star Rachel McAdams.

The couple actually met on the set of the film, but they were initially at odds with one another. It didn’t take long for the two to begin seeing one another after spending all day falling in love in front of the cameras, but in spite of their status as one of the most beloved couples of the aughts, their love was not to last.

While speaking with The Times in 2011, Gosling says that there was no horrific fight and no big breakup, they were just incredibly busy. He said:

Show business is the bad guy. When both people are in show business it’s too much show business. It takes all of the light, so nothing else can grow.