Victoria Beckham requires no introduction. Famous in her own right for her music and modelling career, her global profile rose due to her marriage with David Beckham. Read on to know more about her life…
Victoria Beckham is truly multi-talented. She is not only a famous singer, model, designer, writer, and actor, but also a doting mother and a loving wife.
Victoria was born to Anthony and Jacqueline Adams in Harlow, Essex. Her father was an electronics engineer and was quite wealthy. She has two siblings: Louise and Christian. She studied at the St. Mary’s High School in Chestnut. It is said that during her school days, she was quite embarrassed by her family’s wealth. After watching the musical ‘Fame’, she was highly inspired and wanted to become famous. She was then enrolled in the Jason Theater School. Victoria has also studied dancing and modeling.
Weirdly, Victoria and her future husband, David Beckham, grew up quite close to each other, but only realized this when they became a couple!
Music: In 1994, she joined the popular girl band, Spice Girls. The group consisted of her, Melanie Brown, Emma Bunton, Melanie Chisholm, and Geri Halliwell. Their first debut single, ‘Wannabe’, became number one in the UK and the US. They instantly became a global sensation. Each member of the band was given a nickname by the media, and she was called ‘Posh’, because of her love of fashion. With very popular albums, like ‘Spice’, ‘Mama’, ‘Who Do You Think You Are’, and ‘Spice World’, they became the most popular all-girl ensemble in the world. They became an instant rage everywhere; they were even compared to the ‘Beatles’. After the release of their third album, the group broke up, and the girls resumed their individual careers. In 2007, they had a reunion and announced plans to make a comeback tour.
Fashion: Victoria Beckham is more recognized as a fashion icon than a music icon. On who she credits as her style icon, she says: “To my mum – my first fashion guru who taught me how to sew, showed me how clothes should fit and told me never to wear horizontal stripes and never to eat beetroot because it stains. Most importantly she taught me how to enjoy being a girl.”
She made her modelling debut in the London Fashion Week (2000), and has never looked back since. She was the brand ambassador for Dolce and Gabbana. She had designed a line of jeans for Rock & Republic. In September 2006, she introduced her own denim brand, known as dVb style, the same month the accessory line ‘Intimately Beckham’ and the fragrance line ‘his and her’ were introduced. This trendsetter fashion icon has always experimented with her looks. From long hair to short, cropped, blond, highlighted, brown, she has always made a fashion statement.
Television: She has five official documentaries: Victoria’s Secrets (2000), Being Victoria Beckham (2002), The Real Beckhams (2003), Beckhams’ 2006 World Cup Party (2006) and Victoria Beckham: Coming to America (2007). She has done a cameo in the TV series ‘The Ugly Betty’.
Books: She released her autobiography, ‘Learning to Fly’, on September 13, 2001. This book was a huge success. Her second book was a fashion guide: ‘That Extra Half an Inch: Hair, Heels and Everything In Between’. It was released on October 27, 2006.
Married to the most popular footballer in the world, David Beckham. The couple started dating in 1997, and were nicknamed as ‘Posh and Becks’ by the media. They got married at Luttrellstown Castle, Ireland, on July 4, 1999. They are considered the most stylish and famous couple in the history of football. The couple has four children: Brooklyn Joseph Beckham (born 1999), Romeo James Beckham (born 2002), Cruz David Beckham (born 2005), and daughter Harper Seven (born 2011). This super-rich couple first bought a house-cum-palace in the U.K in 1999, worth around £2.5 million. Next, they moved to Madrid when David Beckham signed for Real Madrid in 2003. In 2007, they moved to Los Angeles as David moved to the MLS club, LA Galaxy. There have been lots of ups and downs in their life due to constant coverage of paparazzi and rumors of David Beckham’s alleged affairs. But the couple is still going strong.
In 2007, she won two British Glamour Magazine Awards, one for ‘Woman of the Year’ and the other for ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’. In Glamour’s ‘The 50 most glamorous women of ’08’, she was ranked #50.