Just a few short months from now, Meghan Markle will marry Prince Harry in front of a massive international TV audience.
The 36-year-old former actress is the envy of millions of women these days, but the road to royalty wasn't an easy one for Ms. Markle.
She's spent most of her adult life paying her dues in Hollywood, which meant taking on a few projects she'd probably prefer to forget.
Fortunately for us, some of those acting and modeling gigs yielded pics that have also made Harry the envy of millions of men.
Check out the gallery below for some of Meg's career highlights.
1. Meghan at Age 22
This photo of Meghan when she was a 22-year-old aspiring model has been making the rounds online lately. Obviously, she looked great then, but is it us, or has she only gotten hotter with age?
2. The Role Suits Her
You probably already know that Meghan made a name for herself as an actress on the USA Network legal drama Suits. But if you never watched the show, you may not realize how risqué some of her scenes were.
3. Meghan as Rachel
Meghan frequently delivered the corporate hotness playing a paralegal on the long-running series. Of course, the show sometimes followed her out of the boardroom, as well...
4. Showing Some Leg
Yes, Suits frequently delved into Meghan's character's sex life. And for that, we are eternally grateful.
5. Topless Meg
Meg occasionally stripped down for her role. The show was on basic cable, so she never went fully nude, but still ... a lot more skin than we're accustomed to seeing from royals.
6. Nude on Suits
At one point, Meghan did strip down entirely. She was covered by a blanket, but she didn't skimp on the side-nudity.