Biography for Victoria Beckham

Date of Birth
17 April 1974, Hertfordshire, England, UK

Birth Name
Victoria Caroline Adams

Posh Spice

5' 4" (1.63 m)

Victoria Adams was born April 1974. She does not like being called Vicky. Instead, call her Posh, which stands for the best of everything (an old luxury liner term, P.O.S.H. stood for "Port Out, Starboard Home"-- the best rooms). Growing up, she didn't like being driven to school in her father's Rolls Royce (they were very wealthy; later, as Posh, she would have an image of someone who revels in wealth). Victoria began as a dancer before eventually landing a spot as a member of Spice Girls. While in college, Victoria was briefly in another band. After completing the 3-year course at Lanie Arts, she answered an ad in "The Stage" magazine, which was looking for 5 girls who could sing and dance. Victoria was picked, history was about to be made. (Victoria had met: Emma who had been in a play with her when they were kids; Geri while auditioning for a role in Tank Girl (1995); Mel C. attended a rival school when they were 15; and Mel B. at the audition for the forming of the band.) The Spice Girls became fantastically successful, achieving international fame. The wildly popular Spice Girls performed at sold-out concerts, did tours, and of course the Spice World (1997) movie. Victoria married soccer player David Beckham, and they had a son in 1999.

Personal Quotes

"It's not about competition. You should see me with a football - there's no competition at all" - maintaining that she and David are not rivals

"My Spanish is improving and I can now ask: 'Dónde Gucci?' ('Where is Gucci?'). I also can say: 'Tienes un Bentley?' ('Do you have a Bentley?')" - About her Spanish-speaking skills

"He's got more personality than people think and he's very deep and spiritual. He always knows how to dress, that was part of his appeal originally. We've got matching dogs, matching watches, similar wardrobes, matchings Jags. I know it's tacky, but it makes me laugh." - on David Beckham.

I'm not materialistic. I believe in presents from the heart, like a drawing that a child does.

If you haven't got it, fake it! Too short? Wear big high heels, but do practice walking!

I have no intention of ever working with the (Spice) girls again.

Gave birth to Brooklyn Beckham on 4 March 1999.

Engaged to soccer star David Beckham (25 January 1998).

Winner of the 1997 MTV Video Music Award for Best Dance Video, "Wannabe".

Winner of the 1997 MTV Europe Music Award for Best Group.

Member of Spice Girls singing group (Posh Spice).

Has a tattoo of four eight-pointed stars representing herself, her husband and her two sons at the base of her spine.

Is a vegetarian.

When her luggage was lost on a flight, she demanded free airfare for life (2000).

Tried out for the role of Lara Croft in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) but lost the role to Angelina Jolie

Gave birth to her second son Romeo Beckham on 1 September 2002.

Is a big fan of Simon Morley's and David Friend's Puppetry of the Penis: Live at the Forum (2001) (V), and once attended a private screening of the show with her husband and other celebrities.

Signed with Damon Dash's Roc-a-Wear clothing line to promote the apparel in US and European billboard ads. She already appeared on a billboard on Times Square, the building oposite to MTV Studios in New York.

Signed with Damon Dash's Roc-a-Fella Records to record a new solo album.

Has a sister, Louise, and a brother, Christian. Used to dance ballet as a child and teenager.

After being dropped from Virgin Records, she signed a 1.5 million pounds contract for Telstar Records (2001) and they will release and promote her music worldwide, except for USA where she signed a new deal (worth $2 million) with Rocc-A-Fella Records (2003) and they will release and promote her music in USA.

Winner of 5 awards at "Smash Hits Poll Winners Party 1996" with The Spice Girls in London, UK.

Winner of 4 awards at "Brit Awards 1997" with The Spice Girls in London, UK.

Winner of 2 awards at "Billboard Awards 1997" with The Spice Girls in Las Vegas, USA.

Winner of 3 awards at "American Music Awards 1998" with The Spice Girls in Los Angeles, USA.

Winner of Special award at "Brit Awards 1998" with The Spice Girls in London, UK.

Winner of Best Dressed Female Award at "Elle Style Awards 2000" in London, UK.

Winner of Best Female Haircut at "Pantene Pro-V Awards 2000" in London, UK.

Winner of Best Dressed Female Artist at "Lycra British Style Awards 2003" in London, UK.

Voted Best Dressed Woman for the year 2002 by british "Prima" magazine.

Voted Best Dressed Woman for the year 2003 by british "Prima" magazine.

Winner of Best Dressed International Female at "Elle Style Awards 2003" in Madrid, Spain.

Voted Best Dressed Pop Artist for the year 2000 by "Heat" magazine. Also voted Best Dressed Couple (shared with David Beckham).

Winner of 2 awards at "MTV Europe Music Awards 1998" with The Spice Girls in Milan, Italy.

Winner of 2 awards at "Smash Hits Poll Winners Party 1998" with The Spice Girls and one award for Best Female Haircut, in London, UK.

Winner of a Special Award for Outstanding Contribution to the British Music Industry at "Brit Awards 2000" with The Spice Girls, in London, UK.

Favorite designers are Dolce & Gabbana and Donatella Versace.

Confirmed rumors that she is pregnant for a third time (August 2004).

Gave birth to her third son Cruz Beckham on 20 February 2005 in Madrid.

She is the only member of Spice Girls not to have had a UK number one single as a solo artist.

Godfather of her sons Brooklyn Beckham and Romeo Beckham is Elton John.

Godmother of her sons Brooklyn Beckham and Romeo Beckham is Elizabeth Hurley.

Her son Romeo Beckham suffers from epilepsy.

Friend of Katie Holmes.

Was among the guests at Tom Cruise's wedding to Katie Holmes in Italy.

Godmother of Geri Halliwell's daughter Bluebell Madonna, along with Emma Bunton.

Good friend of Roberto Cavalli.

A former member of Spice Girls along with Melanie Brown, Emma Bunton, Melanie Chisholm, and Geri Halliwell.

Topped the 2007 worst-dressed list by fashion critic Mr. Blackwell aka Richard Selzer followed by Amy Winehouse and Mary-Kate Olsen (8 January 2008).

After David Beckham had been signed to play for the LA Galaxy, she has resided in a $ 22 million Beverly Hills mansion with her family (2007).

Bought a home in Sawbrigdgeworth, Herfordshire, located within 17 acres of land, which is called "Beckingham Palace" by the British tabloids (October 1999).

Was embarrassed to be driven to school in her father's Rolls Royce.

Born to Anthony Adams, an electronics engineer, and his wife Jacqueline, she grew up in Goff's Oak, Herfordshire.

Daughter of Jackie Adams.

Got a vineyard from husband David Beckham for her birthday. (May 2008).

Debuted a range of evening gowns at New York Fashion Week. (June 2008).

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