Now that actress Meghan Markle is dating Prince Harry — with things reportedly becoming serious enough she may eventually become a member of Britain’s Royal Family — the various acting roles from the early days of the “Suits” star’s career are coming under scrutiny, and not all of them are what one might call dignified.
Case in point: Markle’s brief but memorable cameo in the 2008 pilot of “90210”, The CW’s spinoff of iconic teen drama “Beverly Hills, 90210”.
In the scene, Annie (Shenae Grimes) is a new arrival to Beverly Hills High when she locks eyes with Ethan (Dustin Milligan) as he sits in the driver’s seat of his car.
Smiling widely, Annie’s grin quickly turns to jaw-dropping shock when a female head pops up from beneath the dashboard, indicating Ethan had been receiving, well, you know what he was receiving — and the performer of that particular act was none other than Meghan Markle (she reprised the role, a character named Wendy, in a subsequent episode).
Still, the fact that her “90210” character had a name is a marked improvement over an earlier role in a 2005 made-for-TV movie “A Lot Like Love”, in which she plays a woman who flirts with Ashton Kutcher’s character on an airplane. In the credits, Markle is billed as simply “Hot Girl.” Watch: