Former member of the biggest English girl band, “Spice Girls,” Victoria Caroline Beckham, better known by her stage name “Posh Spice,” was born in London. It is her own hard work as an entrepreneur and a fashion designer that has made her the 52nd richest woman in Britain, one of the 100 most powerful women in the UK, and 19th richest person in the UK along with her well-known soccer star husband, David Beckham. Her musical career with the “Spice Girls” gave a nudge to her successful image. She was raised in an upper middle class household where her parents supported her desire to pursue a career in music by encouraging her to pursue acting, music, dance, and modeling. In addition to being a pop musician, entrepreneur, and fashion designer, Beckham is also the author of two best-selling novels. She is a successful businesswoman who has her own popular denim line, fragrance line, sunglasses collection, and upscale, pricey line of elegant gowns that celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and Cameron Diaz have been spotted wearing.
Early Childhood & Life
Jacqueline Doreen and Anthony William Adams gave birth to Victoria Beckham on April 17, 1974 at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow, Essex, England. Her mother worked as a hairdresser and insurance clerk, and her father was an electronic engineer.
Victoria was raised in Goffs Oak, Hertfordshire, where her parents ran an electronics wholesale company. She had a wealthy childhood as a result, which led to bullying at St. Mary’s High School.
Victoria’s parents enrolled her at the Jason Theatre School to support her in following her passions. Later on, she was accepted into Surrey’s Laine Theatre Arts Academy, where she studied dance and modeling.
The Career of Victoria Beckham
Victoria was chosen for “Spice Girls” in 1993 together with Melanie Brown, Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton, and Melanie Chisholm. Out of the 400 girls who tried out, she was picked to join the band.
Manager Chris Herbert put together the group, but the women desired more creative freedom and quickly split with him. The smash song “Wannabe” from the 1996 album “Spice” quickly rose to the top of the dance charts in 29 different nations.
Spice Girls’ second album, Spiceworld, was released in 1997 after their debut album, “Spice,” sold 20 million copies. Even though they created a movie with the same name, the record did not perform as well as the first one.
With their third album, “Forever,” the Spice Girls made another try at finding commercial success in 2000. Unfortunately, the record’s poor performance on the market caused the band to disband, and Victoria began to focus on her solo career.
Beckham launched her solo song, “Out of Your Mind,” in 2000, but Spiller’s song outsold it. In the same way, Kylie Minogue’s song exceeded her second solo, “Not Such An Innocent Girl,” when it was released.
She published ‘Learning to Fly’, her autobiography, in 2001. It quickly rose to the top of the UK bestsellers list. It contained tales of her early years, the “Spice Girls,” and her union with David Beckham.
A Mind of Its Own, Beckham’s subsequent single with Virgin Records, was released in 2002, although it did not achieve chart success, sparking suspicions that Beckham would be sacked by the label.
She was supposed to release Fuller and Dash’s “Come Together” in the United States in 2003. However, due to a creative rift between the two collaborators, the record was shelved. She was chosen to represent the “Rocawear” brand of urban apparel.
In 2004, Beckham made the transition to television when she released the reality series “The Real Beckhams,” which included her and her husband. It was a reality show about their relationship.
The same year, Beckham launched her high-end denim collection, “VB Rocks,” in collaboration with Rock & Republic. Additionally, she unveiled her own range of sunglasses and the ‘Intimately Beckham’ fragrance collection.
‘That Extra Half an Inch: Hair, Heels and Everything in Between’ was the title of her second book, which was published in 2006. It became a hit since it was heavily focused on her skill as a fashionista and included advice from the diva herself on how to dress.
As her husband got a contract with the MLS’s Los Angeles Galaxy in 2007, Beckham relocated to the United States with her family. Victoria Beckham took advantage of the chance and appeared in her own NBC Special, “Victoria Beckham: Coming to America.”
Reunited, the “Spice Girls” embarked on an 11-concert globe tour. When their greatest hits album was also released, Beckham said, “This will be it and she has to concentrate on her family,” in a statement.
Beckham debuted her very own dress line in 2008 for the first time. She started a “silhouette enhancing” dress collection because of her growing interest in fashion and her own feminine style.
‘Spice Girls’ and Beckham reunited once more for a performance at the London Games. She tweeted, “I was a pop star for the night,” expressing her joy at once again becoming a pop star.
Bigger Works of Victoria Beckham
Although she first rose to fame as a Spice Girl, Victoria Beckham is now more than simply a pop star. With her eyewear business, perfume, and garment collection, Beckham has established a career in fashion.
Recognition & Achievements
In 2007, Beckham won two British Glamour Magazine awards. Both honors highlight her successes as a fashionista. She was also listed by Woman’s Hour as “one of the 100 most powerful women in the UK.”
The Net worth of Victoria Beckham
The estimated net worth of Victoria Beckham is around $ 1 million.
Rebecca Loos, David Beckham’s personal assistant, came clean about their relationship in front of the world, and soon after the controversy broke, a number of other women came forward with accounts and documentation of their alleged liaisons with the football star. Victoria nonetheless made the decision to stay married because, in her own words, “she loves him deeply.”
Actress Katie Holmes and Beckham are pals, and they frequently go shopping together at Barney’s. For her 2006 Harper’s Bazaar photo session, she also served as her stylist.
She has appeared on the covers of Russian, Indian, and British Vogue.
She promotes her opposition to fur, which has made her well-known among numerous animal rights groups, including PETA.