Victoria Beckham (Posh Spice) Undressed
Victoria Caroline Beckham (born Victoria Caroline Adams on April 17, 1974) is an English celebrity and fashion designer, formerly a pop singer, who first came to prominence as a member of girl band the Spice Girls, as "Posh Spice", a nickname given to her by the BBC's Top of the Pops magazine. She is married to footballer David Beckham.
Victoria Beckham was born and brought up in Goff's Oak, Hertfordshire to Tony Adams, an electronics engineer, and Jackie Cannon, the oldest of 3 children. Prior to joining the Spice Girls, Victoria trained as a dancer and had a number of modeling and dancing jobs, and had joined a band in which she was to be the lead singer, but left them in favour of the Spice Girls project. Even though she admits having sung off-key in the audition (claiming the song was in the wrong key for her but 'she can really sing') she was chosen anyway.
Album cover for Victoria BeckhamVictoria Adams married the ex-Manchester United and present England and Real Madrid footballer David Beckham, on July 4, 1999, with whom she has three sons: Brooklyn, born March 4, 1999, Romeo, born September 1, 2002, and Cruz, born February 20, 2005.
Following the birth of her first child, Victoria's weight loss became a topic of much discussion in the British tabloid press. She agreed to appear in adverts for a potato crisp brand but there were claims that she would not actually eat the crisps. She has claimed to this day that she never had an eating disorder though she says former band member Geri Halliwell did get her dangerously addicted to dieting. She likes to say her dramatic weight loss was due to polycystic ovary syndrome, a condition that more usually causes hirsutism, central obesity and occasionally masculinization.
Despite being one of the most famous celebrities in Britain, and having all her music reach the top ten (the only solo Spice to do so), Victoria Beckham's career as a solo artist is largely considered to have been a commercial failure. She is the only ex-Spice Girl not to have had a UK number one single as a solo artist: "Out of Your Mind" (2000) at number 2 being the closest that she came to the accolade. Her debut album reached number 10 in the UK album chart. The album featured the much talked about 'Every Part Of Me'. The song was co-written by Victoria and was dedicated to her son, Brooklyn. The track also featured Brooklyn at the start, his 'part' was an off-chance recording which took place during a break during a recording session.