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Meghan Markle once appeared in a classic noughties rom-com… and you won’t believe her character’s name

Before she landed her role in legal drama Suits, the Duchess of Sussex played a 'Hot Girl' in the 2005 rom-com A Lot Like Love alongside Ashton Kutcher

BEFORE she married into the Royal family earlier this year and became the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle was known by fans the world over for her role as paralegal Rachel Zane in hit drama Suits.

But like any up-and-coming actress struggling to hit the big time, Meghan did her fair share of minor movie roles before landing her role in the award-winning drama...

 Before landing her role in Suits, Meghan Markle made a brief appearance in the 2005 rom-com A Lot Like Love
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Before landing her role in Suits, Meghan Markle made a brief appearance in the 2005 rom-com A Lot Like Love

Most notably, the Duchess made a brief appearance in the classic noughties rom-com A Lot Like Love alongside Ashton Kutcher.

In a short scene that lasts less than a minute, Meghan's character (known merely as a 'Hot Girl') attempts to flirt with the film's romantic lead while sitting next to him on a plane.

Eyeing up Oliver Martin (played by Ashton Kutcher) as she takes a seat, the actress greets her fellow passenger and appears stunned by his lack of interest.

But as Ashton's character is so caught up in his romantic troubles with his on-again, off-again girlfriend Emily Friehl (played by Amanda Peet), Meghan's role then turns to her interest to his business partner who gets on the plane shortly after.

 Meghan's character is left stunned when heartbroken Oliver rebuffs her advances
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Meghan's character is left stunned when heartbroken Oliver rebuffs her advances

Clearly impressed that they're both "about to become rich", Meghan's character then reveals her name is Natalie and lives in Los Angeles.

But despite being given a named role in the short conversation, Meghan was reduced to just the "Hot Girl" in the film's credits.

Talk about a cringeworthy oversight.

Before being cast as Rachel Zane in Suits in 2011, the former actress also made appearances in two episodes of 90210 in 2008 and had a minor role in the 2010 film Remember Me starring Robert Pattinson.

 Meghan also enjoyed minor roles in 90210 and the 2010 Remember Me before she took on the role of Rachel Zane
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Meghan also enjoyed minor roles in 90210 and the 2010 Remember Me before she took on the role of Rachel Zane

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And this is the clever trick both Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton use to make their legs look longer.

Meghan Markle stuns in a beautiful ball gown with embroidered birds as she attends Australian Geographic Society Awards with Prince Harry