Geri Halliwell

Geri Halliwell


8/6/1972, Watford, England

Birth Name

Geraldine Estelle Halliwell


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Geri Halliwell was an original member of the 1990's pop group The Spice Girls. (Her nickname was Ginger Spice, though she was also called Sexy Spice.) The all-female quintet was a worldwide sensation late in the decade, with songs like the chart-topping "Wannabe" and a 1997 movie, SpiceWorld.…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • In January 2009 Geri announced her engagement to shipping tycoon Fabrizio Politi. After meeting in an Italian night club, the pair embarked on a whirlwind romance, before becoming engaged 2 months later. The couple called off their engagement only two months later, with Geri reportedly deciding she "wasn't the marrying type".

    • Geri is a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations.

    • In 1997, Geri appeared in a TV commercial for Pepsi.

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

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

    • In 2006, Geri returned from a walk to find her daughter Blue-bell, then only 3 months old, with heavy bruising on her arms. Her nanny was eventually charged with assaulting both Bluebell and another two-month-old child.

    • Geri has fallen for English comedy actor David Williams.

    • In April 2007, it was revealed Geri had written a series of children's mystery books that focused on a red-haired schoolgirl called Ugenia Lavender. The series also contains a character based on Victoria Beckham, named 'Posh Vatoria'.

    • Geri's London gym has told her not to come back, after she broke strict etiquette by tying her dog to the treadmill while she exercised.

    • Geri's nanny was arrested in October 2006 after allegedly assaulting Geri's daughter, Bluebell. Geri called police when she found Bluebell bruised and screaming after being left in the nanny's care.

    • Geri has banned her ex, Sacha Gervasi from seeing their newborn daughter Bluebell. Scriptwriter Sacha, who had a six week fling with Geri in 2005, flew from LA to London to see his daughter, but Geri wouldn't let him in and threatened to leave his name off the birth certificate. While Sacha knows there is no future between him and Geri, he does want to play a role in Bluebell's life.

    • Geri received a gift for the birth of her baby from Victoria Beckham worth $62,000. Once Geri confirmed she was pregnant, Victoria began designing a pink diamond watch as a gift for new daughter Bluebell Madonna.

    • Geri has given birth to a little baby girl.

    • As of 2006, Geri is expecting a child with Sacha Gervasi.

    • Geri's half-sister Karen helped make the infamous Union Jack dress Geri wore to the 1997 Brit Awards.

    • Geri's mom became a Jehovah's Witness when she Geri was very young, which meant Geri didn't get to celebrate birthdays or Christmas.

    • In September 1999 Sotheby's Auction House in London featured Geri's extravagant stage costumes, music awards, and personal belongings during her previous incarnation as "Ginger Spice."

    • As of 2006, Geri's measurements are 36C-24-35.

    • Geri auditioned for a part in Tank Girl, where she met future bandmate Victoria Beckham.

    • Geri attended Callowland Infant School and Watford Grammar School for Girls.

    • Geri fired her managers, husband-and wife team Paul and Katie Conroy after the failure of her album.

    • Before starting her music career, Geri worked as a club dancer in Majorca, as model on a Turkish game-show.

    • In the UK charts, Geri landed only at #22 with Desire.

    • Geri's first #1 UK hit was Mi Chico Latino.

    • In April 2006 it was revealed that Geri invited all four of her former Spice Girl colleagues to be godmothers at the christening of her baby.

    • Geri has a half brother Paul, a half sister Karen, a brother Max and a sister Natalie.

    • Geri's father was 50 when she was born.

    • Geri is half Spanish (mother) and quarter English and Swedish (father).

    • On March 14 2001, Geri was 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.

    • Geri has two tattoos: One of a panther on the small of her back, and another of a star in between her shoulder blades.

    • Geri's hero is Margaret Thatcher.

    • On May 30, 1998, Geri announced she was leaving the Spice Girls.

    • Geri's trademark: Red hair with blond streaks in the front and high platform shoes during her Spice Girl days.

    • Geri is known as "Ginger Spice".

    • Geri stands at 5' 2½".

    • Left the Spice Girls after their second album to pursue a solo-career.

    • Originally named 'Sexy Spice'.

    • Geri missed the audition for the Spice Girls, so her mum called up and begged them to re-consider!

    • She is the great granddaughter of the 1930s Mayor of Cordoba in Spain.

    • Geri has pinched Prince Charles' bum.

  • Quotes

    • Geri: (on daughter Bluebell) If she turns out to be a goth lesbian who works in a dental surgery, then that's ok. I'll be absolutely honest with her and not judge her.

    • Geri: (on tabloid reports) That's a load of crap. It's almost a joke. It's pathetic and silly that people choose to write silly things. It's really comical actually, because we've never gotten on better. It's the biggest laugh ever - it's like hanging around with your best buddies. We're just rolling around with laughter the whole time, we lift each other up.

    • Geri: (on basing a character in her children's books on Victoria Beckham) She was very flattered and I hope she is going to read the books to her boys. I have only cast people if it is authentic to the story. I don't know if the other Spice Girls will be in there.

    • Geri: (on her Popstars judge Pete Waterman) 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!

    • Geri: (Geri banned her ex, and Bluebell's father, Sacha, from having any contact) Bluebell has no father as far as I'm concerned.

    • Geri: (on naming her daughter Bluebell Madonna Halliwell) What really clinched the name choice for me was my mother telling me that the bluebell is increasingly rare - so it's a precious flower, which seems just right for my daughter. There's a good reason I picked Madonnas as a middle name, too. As she came out of my tummy, Bluebell had both arms flung wide in the air as if announcing to the world, 'Hi, I'm here!' She was screaming her head off, as though shouting, 'Hello, Wembley Stadium!' No one else has that name, apart from the Virgin Madonna and the singer, whom I love.

  • Respect to Geri Halliwell.

    Growing up as a kid, Ginger Spice used to be my favorite Spice Girl. I thought she was really hot and she stood out from the other Spice Girls. These days she isn't my favorite anymore, but she still is one of my two favorites. I have a lot of respect for Geri Halliwell, not only as a music artist, but as a person. After seeing many early videos of before the Spice Girls were famous, I got a whole new respect for what she and the group have accomplished. She was the one who was the unoffical leader of the group. People say there wasn't one, but to be honest, she pushed everyone to make it big. Geri Halliwell was the one to lead the Spice Girls into dumping their original manager and sign with well known manager Simon Fuller. She also was the one who came up with most of the lyrics to their hits songs before she left and was a big influence to their success. When she left the Spice Girls, the group was never the same. They had a few hits after her departure, but they seemed like they were just going through the motions. I was happy to see her back with the group with their reunion tour and it brought back a lot of memories. She looked really good, just as hot as she was in her prime. I had a crush on her back then, and I guess I still have one on her now. Thank you Geri, you have my respect. Thank You.moreless