Victoria Beckham Biography

Victoria Caroline Adams was born April 17, 1974, in Hertfordshire, England. She has two siblings, brother Christian and sister Louise, and her parents, Jackie and Tony, ran a successful electrical wholesale business and were well-off by most standards.

As a child, Victoria was surprisingly lonely; other children often teased her because of her acne and she would even ask her father not to drop her off in front of school so as not to be seen in the family's Rolls-Royce.

victoria beckham is posh in the spice girls
Such a personality made her an unlikely candidate for pop stardom, but Victoria Beckham found herself in a band while in school. She studied at the Jason Theatre School as a child and moved on to the Laine Arts Theatre College, where she also dabbled in dance and modeling.

Although her original band never took off, her life was forever changed when she decided to answer an ad in The Stage that was looking for five women who could sing and dance to form a group.

Little did Victoria know that this ad would lead to a group called the Spice Girls, which would leave an indelible mark in music history.

Released in 1996, the Spice Girls' first single, "Wannabe," and their debut album, Spice, were smash hits in the U.S. and abroad. Victoria, along with her band mates Emma, Geri, and the two Mels, became instant household names, with success that changed the face of pop culture and gave new meaning to "girl power."

victoria beckham married david beckham
With hits like "2 Become 1" and "Spice Up Your Life," the Spice Girls went on to sell over 35 million albums and 25 million singles worldwide, igniting a worldwide phenomenon in the process.

But this mega success was relatively short-lived. Worldwide tours, millions of albums sold and a movie (Spiceworld) later, Geri "Ginger Spice" Halliwell decided to split from the Girls in May 1998, leaving a huge void in the group.

After the remaining foursome released Forever in 2000, which was met with lukewarm sales, the Spice Girls decided to split up and pursue solo projects. Taking some time off and falling in love in the process, Victoria "Posh Spice" Adams married soccer star David Beckham in July 1999, and together they have three sons, Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz.

victoria beckham flies solo
Although Victoria Beckham claims that she has never read a book from cover to cover, she released an autobiography, titled Learning To Fly. In 2001, she released her first solo album, Victoria Beckham, which has spawned the singles "Not Such An Innocent Girl" (which, unfortunately, was clobbered on the charts by Kylie Minogue's comeback single) and "A Mind Of Its Own."

victoria beckham's fashion lines

In 2004, Victoria Beckham designed a fashion line for Rock and Republic called "VB Rocks," which consisted mainly of jeans for the high-end market. Two years later she came out with "DVB Eyewear" and, that same year, she and husband David came out with his-and-hers fragrances, Intimately Beckham. In June 2007, Victoria launched her "dVb" denim collection.

victoria beckham and the spice girls reunite

2007 was a very busy year for Victoria Beckham. She and her fellow bandmates reunited for a Spice Girls reunion comeback tour and performed at the Victoria Secret's Fashion Show (amongst other special appearances). Victoria also made a special guest appearance on the TV show Ugly Betty.