For a brief period, Jessica Alba was one of Hollywood's best-known stars. She started young and took Hollywood by storm in the early 2000's, starring in films like Fantastic Four and Sin City. She is known as one of Hollywood's biggest names, but little is known about her rather eventful upbringing – and it was rather eventful. Things have happened to Jessica Alba that many wouldn't register as things that they would expect to happen to anyone, let alone a famous actor. Here's what went down behind the scenes of Alba's life, and how she strong-armed her obstacles to overcome her troubled past and forge a new unexpected path in her life and career.