AMERICAN PIE star Tara Reid's 'bad girl' reputation was developed very early on in life, after her antics on top of a table helped launch her acting career when she was aged just three.

The New Jersey native, who has long been branded a 'party girl' by the tabloids, was discovered in a local shopping mall while she was in the midst of taunting her brother TOMMY.

She says, "I was about three years old and my mom was in the food court with my brother and me, and she was getting us pizza.

"I stood on the table and I started making fun of my brother and a talent manager was walking by and she said, 'Is that your daughter?' I was being crazy and whatever, so that was the beginning."

02/02/2005 09:14