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Overview (4)

Born in Watford, Hertfordshire, England, UK
Birth NameGeraldine Estelle Halliwell Hidalgo
Nickname Ginger Spice
Height 5' 1½" (1.56 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Geraldine Estelle Horner (née Halliwell; born 6 August 1972) is an English singer, songwriter, author and actress. She rose to prominence in the 1990s as Ginger Spice, a member of the girl group the Spice Girls. With over 100 million records sold worldwide, the Spice Girls are the best-selling female group of all time. Their slogan "girl power" was most closely associated with Halliwell,and her Union Jack dress from the 1997 Brit Awards also became an enduring symbol.Halliwell left the Spice Girls in 1998, citing exhaustion and creative differences, but rejoined when they reunited in 2007.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Bonitao

Family (4)

Spouse Christian Horner (15 May 2015 - present)  (1 child)
Children Bluebell Madonna Halliwell
Montague George Hector Horner
Olivia Horner (stepchild)
Parents Laurence Francis Halliwell
Ana María Hidalgo
Relatives Natalie Halliwell-Jennings (sibling)
Max Halliwell (sibling)
Paul Halliwell (half sibling)
Karen Halliwell (half sibling)

Trade Mark (4)

Red hair with blond streaks in the front and high platform shoes during her Spice Girl days.
Union Jack dress worn at 1997 Brit Awards
Giddy guffaw (a la Fran Drescher)
Toned abs

Trivia (50)

Announces that she is leaving Spice Girls, citing differences with the other band members. [May 1998]
Winner of the 1997 MTV Video Music Award for Best Dance Video, "Wannabe".
Winner of the 1997 MTV Europe Music Award for Best Group, Spice Girls.
Pinched King Charles III' bum. She later claimed it was a 'pat', not a 'pinch'.
Friend of singer George Michael, guested in his house for a few months after leaving Spice Girls.
Has two tattoos: One of a panther on the small of her back, and another of a star in between her shoulder blades.
Her hero is Margaret Thatcher.
Written an auto-biography titled "If Only..." in which she dedicated to her late father.
Banned for driving for six weeks and ordered to pay a $580 fine and $50 court costs for driving twice the speed limit in Watford, England. [March 2001]
She's half Spanish (mother) and quarter English and Swedish (father).
She is the great grand daughter of the 1930s Mayor of Cordoba in Spain.
On her mother's side: Grandmother was a prison guard and grandfather was a prisoner.
On her father's side: Grandmother was English and had a brief encounter with a Swedish merchant seaman, who turned out to be married and returned shortly after to his wife in Sweden.
Has a half brother Paul, a half sister Karen, a brother Max and a sister Natalie Halliwell-Jennings, all of whom are older than Geri.
Her half sister Karen helped make the infamous Union Jack dress Geri wore to the 1997 Brit Awards.
Her father, Laurence Halliwell was 50 years-old when she was born. He died of a heart attack in 1993 at age 71.
Mother became a Jehovah's Witness when Geri was very young, which meant Geri didn't get to celebrate birthdays or Christmas.
Attended Callowland Infant School and Watford Grammar School for Girls.
Auditioned for a part in Tank Girl (1995), where she met future band mate Victoria Beckham (nee Adams).
Was a hostess on the Turkish game show "Let's Make A Deal".
Among her many pre-stardom odd jobs was a stint as a cage go-go dancer in a Majorca disco, where she danced largely for rent money so she could stay in Majorca.
In September 1999 Sotheby's auction house in London featured her extravagant stage costumes, music awards, and personal belongings during her previous incarnation as "Ginger Spice". The items were part of a two day celebrity auction with proceeds going to a children's cancer charity. Her famed Union Jack mini-dress she wore at 1997 Brit Awards fetched the most pounds a whopping $69,340 in American dollars, which she hand delivered to the Vegas Hard Rock Hotel.
Is a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations.
Gave birth to her to her 1st child at age 33, a daughter named Bluebell Madonna Halliwell on May 14, 2006. Child's father is her ex-boyfriend, Sacha Gervasi (whom she later disclosed).
With 11 singles (7 as a member of Spice Girls, 4 as a solo artist) at #1 in the UK singles chart, Geri is the British female singer with most #1 singles in the UK chart history.
Godmother of her daughter Bluebell is Victoria Beckham.
Godfather of her daughter Bluebell is Kenneth Goss.
A former member of Spice Girls along with Victoria Beckham, Mel B, Emma Bunton, and Melanie C.
Drives an Aston Martin car.
Author of the popular series of children's books 'Ugenia Lavender.'.
Revealed in April 2010, that she suffered from anorexia and bulimia until she sought help in 2002.
Completed the traditional celebrity Top Gear (2002) speed lap in 1m:55.4s (31 Oct. 2004).
Received a 1960s Mercedes 280SL convertible as a 27th birthday gift from fellow pop singer friend George Michael.
Returned to work 11 months after giving birth to her daughter Bluebell in order to begin writing a series of children's novels entitled "Ugenia Lavender".
Delivered her daughter Bluebell via Caesarean section.
On 22nd November 2004 she released the single "Ride It", the first single to be released from her new album, "Passion". [November 2004]
Released on 30th May 2005, "Desire" is the second single to be released from her long-awaited third album, "Passion". [June 2005]
She has just came back to the Uk, after two years in the USA. She will host the big pop concert "Party in the park 2004" for ITV and she's currently working on her third solo album. [June 2004]
Halliwell's daughter Bluebell served as bridesmaid, whilst her Spice Girls bandmate Emma Bunton's sons Beau and Tate served as page boys at her wedding to Christian Horner. Also in attendance were Emma Bunton, Adrian Edmondson, Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French, Amanda Holden, Myleene Klass, Daniel Ricciardo, David Coulthard, Jackie Stewart, Niki Lauda and Carrie Grant.
Married Formula One boss Christian Horner following a 6-month engagement at St. Mary's Church, Woburn, Bedfordshire. The bride wore a white lace couture gown (15 May 2015).
Stepmother of Olivia Horner (b. 2013).
Was in a relationship with Russell Brand from August to September 2012.
In 2016 Mel B, Emma Bunton, and Geri Halliwell reunited as The Spice Girls for the 20th anniversary of "Wannabe". They are recording new music. A new album and tour are expected in 2017. Former Spice Girls Victoria Beckham and Mel C opted to not take part in the reunion to focus on their own careers.
Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 44, a son named Montage George Hector Horner on January 21, 2017. Child's father is her husband, Christian Horner. While Geri is the eldest of the five Spice Girls, she is the last one to give birth --so far.
Her son Montage shares a birthday (21 January) with her Spice Girls band mate Emma Bunton.
After leaving the Spice Girls, she unsuccessfully auditioned for Denise Richards' role (Dr. Christmas Jones) in the James Bond film, The World Is Not Enough (1999). If Geri had gotten it, she would've had the unique distinction of 'Spice Girl' turned 'Bond Girl'.
Prior to her leaving the Spice Girls in 1998, they were all planning to make a second film (or sequel to their 'Spice World' film). After her departure, the four remaining band members never desired enough to continue to move forward with the project.
Apart from wearing wigs, she has not donned her 'Spice Girl' hairstyle (red with blonde streaks) since she first departed from the group in mid-1998.
Her brother Max Halliwell died tragically in November, 2021 at age 54.
While Geri is the eldest of the Spice Girls quintet, she was the youngest of her late father Laurence Halliwell's five children.

Personal Quotes (8)

"My mother saw him on telly and said: "He looks so much like your father!" So now I think I'm Pete's secret love child!" (Speaking about her fellow judge on Pop Idol: The Rivals, Pete Waterman.)
[on stage, in tribute to the death of Princess Diana] She had girl power, which is what we're about.
[2001] I wish I didn't smoke. I try to quit, but it's just too hard. Other than that, no, I don't have any regrets.
[on the documentary film "There's Something About Geri"] I shouldn't have done it! Even thinking about it makes me cringe!
For me, feminism is bra-burning lesbianism. It's very unglamorous... We need to see a celebration of our femininity and softness.
The women [The Sugar Lumps from the second "Who Do You Think You Are" video] were all really warm and funny and nice. The freakiest thing about it was seeing Jennifer Saunders. She looked just like me and everyone said they thought she was me. It was absolutely bizarre - the make-up, everything. It was scary - like, do I really do that?
[asked to define girl power in 1997] When you reply to wolf whistles by shouting 'Get your arse out'.
He said "Yeah, but I can do that." That says it all.

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