Victoria Caroline Beckham (Adams)
|Birthplace:||Harlow, Essex, UK|
Daughter of <private> Adams and <private> Adams (Cannon)
|Occupation:||Singer, Songwriter, Dancer, Model, Actress, Fashion Designer, Businesswoman|
|Managed by:||Private User|
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About Victoria Caroline Beckham (Adams)
She is an English singer-songwriter, dancer, model, occasional actress, fashion designer and businesswoman.
During her rise to fame with the late 1990s girl pop group the Spice Girls, Beckham was dubbed Posh Spice, a nickname first coined by the British pop music magazine, Top of the Pops in the July 1996 issue.Since the Spice Girls pursued separate careers, she has had a solo pop music career, scoring four UK Top 10 singles. Her first single to be released, "Out of Your Mind", reached Number 2 in the UK Singles Chart and is her highest chart entry to date. During her solo music career she has been signed to Virgin Records and Telstar Records.
Beckham has found more success as an internationally recognised and photographed style icon. Her career in fashion includes designing a line of jeans for Rock & Republic and later designing her own denim brand, dVb Style. Beckham has brought out her own range of sunglasses and fragrance, entitled Intimately Beckham, which has been released in the UK and the US. In association with the Japanese store Samantha Thavasa and Shiatzy Chen, she has produced a range of handbags and jewellery. In addition, Beckham has released two best-selling books; one her autobiography, the other a fashion guide.
In her television ventures, Beckham has participated in five official documentaries and reality shows about her, some of which include Being Victoria Beckham and The Real Beckhams. Her last documentary to date was Victoria Beckham: Coming to America which documented her move to the US with her family in 2007. She has since made a cameo appearance in an episode of American TV series Ugly Betty, and been a guest judge on Project Runway, Germany's Next Topmodel, and American Idol (season 9).
Beckham is married to English footballer David Beckham with whom she has three sons, Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz. As of 2009, the couple's joint wealth is estimated at £125 million.
Victoria Caroline Adams was born to Anthony and Jacqueline Adams at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow, Essex and raised in Goffs Oak, Hertfordshire. Anthony Adams was an electronics engineer and the success of the family business meant a wealthy upbringing for Victoria and her siblings, Louise and Christian.
Adams attended St. Mary's High School in Cheshunt. She was embarrassed by her family's wealth and often begged her father not to drop her off outside the school in their Rolls Royce. Beckham said that during her schooling days, she was a victim of bullying, having been made to feel like an outsider. She commented "Children were literally picking things up out of the puddles and throwing them at me. And I just stood there, on my own. No one was with me. I didn't have any friends."
Adams was inspired by watching the musical Fame, and subsequently decided that she would become famous. It was then that her parents enrolled her at Jason Theatre School. At 17 she attended Laine Theatre Arts in Epsom, Surrey and studied dance and modelling. She was also in a band called Persuasion.