Model Victoria Beckham is best known as Posh Spice from the Spice Girls. Here are facts you may want to know, including her net worth and family life.
Victoria Beckham: Biography
Victoria Beckham is a famous English model, singer and entrepreneur, as well as wife to famous English soccer player David Beckham. Victoria Beckham was born in Harlow, Essex, United Kingdom at the Princess Alexandra Hospital on April 17, 1974. She is the oldest of three siblings, having a younger sister named Louise and a younger brother named Christian Adams. The family was raised in Goffs Oak, Hertfordshire. Victoria Beckham’s mother is named Jacqueline Doreen, a former insurance clerk and hairdresser. Her father is Anthony William Adams, who worked as an electronics engineer, before he and Victoria’s mother founded an electronics wholesale business, which provided a very comfortable living for the family. Another interesting fact about Victoria Beckham’s family is that her great-great-great-grandfather was German artist and revolutionary Carl Heinrich Pfänder. Victoria Beckham discovered that she wanted to pursue a musical career after watching the musical film Fame at the age of eight. Her parents supported her and enrolled her at Jason Theatre School. She later attended Laine Theatre Arts in Epsom, Surrey to study dance and modeling. For high school, Victoria Beckham attended St. Mary’s High School in Cheshunt. She was reportedly embarrassed by her family’s wealth and would beg her father not to drive her to school in their Rolls Royce. Victoria’s first stint in the music industry was with a band called Persuasion, which had a very unique and dance club vibe.
Victoria Beckham: Spice Girls, Model, Singer
Victoria Beckham earned world fame after joining the all-female group the Spice Girls, alongside Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton, Melanie Brown and Melanie Chisholm. Their first single, Wannabe, went to number one in the United Kingdom and United States, and another 35 countries. The group continued to have huge success with nine more number one singles from their albums Spice, Spiceworld and Forever. The Spice Girls are the best-selling female group of all time. They also were the stars of a movie released in 1997 called “SpiceWorld”. They stopped recording together after the release of their third album, Forever, decided to each work separately on their solo careers. In October of 2001, Victoria Beckham released her debut album, which reached number ten on the UK charts, which contained singles like “Not Such an Innocent Girl” and “A Mind of Its Own”. “A Mind of Its Own” reached number 6 in the UK and sold 56,500 copies as a single. Victoria Beckham worked on a few unreleased albums after that, from which came the single “Let Your Head Go”. She chose not to release the entire album, however, after being disappointed by the feedback. She decided she wanted a more urban sound, rather that sticking to pop music. “Let Your Head Go” remains Beckham’s last single release to date. From there, Victoria Beckham decided to leave a career in music and focus on building a career in the fashion industry. In her fashion career, Victoria Beckham has been a British ambassador for Dolce and Gabbana and designed a limited-edition fashion line for Rock & Republic called VB Rocks, consisting of mainly high-end jeans. She has also appeared on countless fashion magazine covers, including I-D, W, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Elle and now has her own fashion label, carrying a range of dresses, separates and luxury handbags.
Victoria Beckham: Net Worth, Marriage, Children
Victoria Beckham is currently married to English soccer star David Beckham. Previously, she held a relationship with Corey Haim, however the couple split on mutual terms. Victoria and David Beckham began dating in 1997, after meeting at a charity football match. The were engaged the next year. Their wedding was held on July 4, 1999 at Luttrellstown Castle in Ireland. The ceremony was officiated by the Bishop of Cork, Paul Colton. Together, Victoria and David Beckham have four children – three sons named Brooklyn Joseph Beckham, Romeo James Beckham and Cruz David Beckham, as well as one daughter named Harper Seven Beckham. Elton John and David Furnish are reportedly the godparents of Brooklyn and Romeo, and their godmother is Elizabeth Hurley. The Beckham family lives in a lavish country home on 24 acres of land, which has been dubbed Beckingham Palace by the media. With their combined net worth of $450 million, they certainly can afford to live in the lap of luxury. The Beckhams have recently come under fire by Piers Morgan for allowing their 11-year old son to release a single. Piers Morgan believes that instead of being responsible parents, they are only trying to promote their “Beckham” brand, accusing them of using their children to do so and attacking the talent of their sons Cruz and Brooklyn.
Victoria Beckham: Final Thoughts
Victoria Beckham has carved out a hugely successful career for herself in fashion, singing and modeling. Her marriage to David Beckham has had no major problems and they have four beautiful children as a result of it. Some might say that their critics are just jealous of their net worth and happiness and I would have to say I agree!