Emma Bunton

Emma Bunton


1/21/1976, Barnet, London, England, United Kingdom

Birth Name

Emma Lee Bunton



Also Known As

Baby Spice, Emma Bunton-Jones
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Emma Lee Bunton was born on January 21, 1976 to Pauline and Trevor. Her parents split when she was 11 and she ended up living with her mum. She first got on stage when she was three and entered a beauty contest. She was on-stage for many things…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Since getting married in 2007, she has continued to use Emma Bunton as her professional name, occasionally being billed as Emma Bunton-Jones, but prefers to be known in private by her married name, Emma Jones.

    • When she appeared as a guest on the January 31st 2004 episode of the ITV children's show Ministry of Mayhem, Emma had a go at being a magician's assistant when she was sawed in half while standing up in an illusion called Modern Art.

    • When the Spice Girls appeared on the BBC pop show The O-Zone on October 5th, 1997, Emma revealed that she'd just had her ears pierced for the very first time at the age of 21.

    • In September 2008 Emma revealed that she and husband Jade Jones, a trainee chef, were planning on running a restaurant in the near future. At this time there were no thoughts on where they might open the eatery.

    • In February 2008, the Spice Girls announced they were cutting their 2008 tour short, and would cancel their performances in Australia, South Africa, Argentina and China due to "family and personal commitments."

    • In January 2007, Emma revealed that she was pregnant by her long-term boyfriend, Jade Jones. They married on March 17th 2007 in a small family ceremony, and Emma gave birth to their first child, Beau, on August 10th, 2007. He weighed in at 7 lbs., 15oz.

    • Emma suffers from endometriosis.

    • In 2006, Emma came in 3rd place on the 4th season of BBC One's hit reality show, Strictly Come Dancing.

    • Emma's hobbies are reading, watching movies, and going to the gym.

    • In June of 2007, Emma, and the Spice Girls announced their plans for a reunion tour in early 2008. They will also release a new album and a greatest album. A documentary will also be made about the group.

    • In 2004, Emma appeared in a TV commercial for 'Children in Need.'

    • Emma is a huge fan of Dusty Springfield, Marvin Gaye and Diana Ross.

    • Emma attended Barnet Technical College in London, England.

    • Emma's pet peeve is artificial donuts with powder on top.

    • Emma's greatest fears are going to prison and being alone.

    • Emma's favorites:

      -book: Scar Tissue by Anthony Kiedis and Larry Sloman

      -color: pink

      -Spice Girls' song: 2 become 1

      -TV shows: Friends and 24

    • Emma has a Chocolate Labrador named Phoebe, whom she named after Lisa Kudrow's character in Friends.

    • In 2005, Emma was ranked #70 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World" list.

    • Emma has a Blue Belt in Karate.

    • In 1999, Emma won the Razzie Award for "Worst Actress" for her role in Spice World.

    • She has taken a job as a presenter of Prego sauce.

    • In January 2007, Emma revealed to the press that she was pregnant with her first child to boyfriend, Jade Jones.

    • Emma wants the Spice Girls to perform at her wedding. She wants her former band mates to sing their 1997 hit Two Become One at her nuptials to long-term boyfriend Jade Jones next March.

    • Emma auditioned for the role of Bianca in the hit soap EastEnders.

    • Emma shares her birthday with Charlotte Ross and Doug Weight.

    • Emma's first solo single was What I Am.

    • Virgin Records dropped Emma because of low album sales.

    • Emma recorded the track "(Hey You) Free Up Your Mind" for Pokémon: The First Movie.

    • Emma is currently signed with "19".

    • Emma has her name "Baby Spice" tattooed on her behind.

    • Emma stands at 5' 2".

    • Emma's first album is A Girl Like Me which included the #1 single "What Took You So Long?"

      Emma's second album Free Me was released in the United States on January 25, 2005 but failed to make the Billboard 200 albums.

      Emma released her third solo album Life In Mono on December 6th, 2006 via Universal Records.

    • Emma has been linked with such stars as Nigel Harman, Fran Cosgrave and 911 lead singer Lee Brennan.

    • Emma attended St Theresa's Roman Catholic Primary School in Finchley, and then went on to go to the Dame Sylvia Young Drama School in London.

    • Emma grew up in the north London suburb of Woodside Park.

    • Emma's mother Pauline was a karate instructor and her father Trevor was a milkman. She has a younger brother named Paul (P.J) whom she is very close to.

    • In 1997, Emma, as well as rest of the Spice Girls, were chosen as one of People magazine's '50 Most Beautiful People in the World' issue.

  • Quotes

    • Emma: (On being back with the Spice Girls and performing as a group) It's very emotional to be back on stage together; it evokes lots of memories.

    • Emma: I would love to look to the side of the stage and see the girls there. But it would have to be for a one-off gig for charity rather than a full scale tour.

    • Emma: We're all doing different things and some of the girls are mums, so priorities have changed. But I would love to do something with the Spice Girls again. I know we would have an amazing time.

    • Emma: (revealing she was pregnant with her first child) I guess I will be handing over the 'Baby' tag now to a deserving little new owner. We are so happy, it's unbelievable news. What a great start to the New Year.

    • Emma: I wish men had boobs because I like the feel of them. It's so funny - when I record I sing with a hand over each of them, maybe it's a comfort thing.

    • Emma: I hate a macho sort who doesn't cry. They have to be a bit sensitive, don't they? One guy even said to me at a pub, "Do you come here often?" Thats an awful line.

    • Emma: I love shopping, especially food shopping.

    • Emma: Be sweet and honest always, but for God's sake don't eat my doughnuts!

    • Emma: I may look sweet, but I wear leather underwear.