We first met Mel C. as one of the Spice Girls. The Spice Girls became a hit selling over 40 million world wide. For the past five years, Melanie C has been Sporty Spice. She was one of the five girls who, together, would go on to become…more
On February 22nd 2009, Melanie gave birth to a baby girl named Scarlet Starr. Scarlet is the first child for Melanie and partner Thomas Starr. She is now the last of the five Spice Girls to have children.
On the 24th of March 2007, Mel has revealed that she would love to settle down and start a family with her boyfriend of 5 years, Tom Starr.
Mel C offers to support Take That for their forthcoming tour.
In May 2007, after years of rumours, Mel admitted she had a brief affair with Robbie Williams in the late 1990s.
Mel C was offered sperm over the internet. Members of 'Operation: Impregnate Mel C' set up a profile on Bebo where sperm donors can offer their "services". The group's mission statement reads: "Mel C is the last Spice Girl to experience the joys of motherhood. She was the most attractive and the most talented of the band and she deserves children as much as her band-mates. As she isn't ready to settle down with a man, we are offering to donate our sperm for her use. She can chose which member of 'O:IMC' she wants as the child's dad and doesn't have to let that member know." Mel declined the offer.
Her third solo album is "Beautiful Intentions" under her self-financed album Red Girl Records.
She has 10 tattoos.
In 2000, Mel C was #2 in the pop top 10 observer's annual rich list for the under-30s.
While each of the four Spice Girls have pursued solo projects, Mel has been the most successful, with her album Northern Star selling over a million copies.
She enjoyed having a solo career as well as being in the Spice Girls.
She is donating all profits from her solo album to the mental health charity Light in Dark.
One of her most memorable Christmas mornings was when she got a certain present from her dad when she was about three or four years old.
She was labeled Beefy Spice by tabloid newspapers.
She was prescribed drugs to fight the depression she suffered.
The singer says she alternated between starving herself and excessive exercise.
She has admitted suffering from depression, after developing an eating disorder.
(If any specie of insect colonized any part of her body) Melanie C. would pick lady bugs to colonize her feet.
"Reason" was her second album which was released in 2003.
She has her own independent label, Red Girl Records.
She currently resides in Wales, England, with boyfriend of 5 years Thomas Starr.
Toy Story (1995) is her favorite movie.
She is a fan of Liverpool Football Club.
She took ballet when she was younger.
She has 1 half-brother, Paul; 4 step-brothers, Jad, Stuart, Liam & Declan; and 1 step-sister, Emma.
Madonna and Stevie Wonder are her favorite singers.
She is 5'6"(1.68m) in height.
She has co-written eleven chart topping singles, and has released three solo albums.
She says if she ever meets Bruce Willis, she'll want to challenge him to arm-wrestling.
Mel is great friends with ex Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones, and he also played guitar on Melanie's first album Northern Star.
She dated J Brown from boyband 5ive.
Mel: We don't have punch-ups anymore, like we used to at 22, when there would be a few too many drinks and we'd all get overexcited. I never had any of them by the throat - but I wanted to!
Mel: I have never kissed a girl in a sexual way apart from jokingly with the Spice Girls. A few of them have swapped kisses. But that's as far as it went, as far as I know - when I was in the room anyway.
Mel: (on the reunion of The Spice Girls in 2007) This is our final farewell. We wanted an opportunity to get together to really celebrate everything we've achieved and give a great big thank you to our fans. We just want to make this the best pop show that a British band has ever put on.
Mel: (on the reformed Spice Girls ) Mel B isn't as scary as she used to be, she's definitely mellowed somewhat. But she's still very feisty. Ginger is a little bit lighter now, her hair is a little bit more golden. Baby's always going to be the baby, she's the youngest. And Victoria is very posh.
Mel: Lady Sovereign. That's what my brother and my mates call me. She kind of looks like Sporty Spice.
Mel: I'm not comparing myself to Robbie in any way, but I hope and pray that I wouldn't get depressed if my album didn't do well. I try really hard to get a balance in my life so that my career isn't the only thing in it.
Mel: I couldn't live there, or stand being followed as much as Victoria. I'm happy in England with my little trips to our place in Wales.
Mel: When you find yourself in that position your freedom goes. So I'm weighing it all up. My mum looks forward to having grandchildren.
Mel: Everyone is doing so well - Geri Halliwell and Emma Bunton seem to be thriving on motherhood and pregnancy. Geri has chilled out and Emma is going to be a great mother.
Mel: A one-off show would be ideal, but we haven't had any offers yet.
Mel: We wouldn't want to reform like Take That - we can't make that kind of commitment at the moment. With the impending babies, family is priority in Spice World right now!
Mel: I'd love to support them. Take That used to be my guilty pleasure. I was a bit old to like them but did anyway.
Mel: (admitting she had an affair with Robbie Williams in the late 90s) I've turned down so many people on this question. It was ten f***ing years ago and I'm still talking about it! It was nothing serious but we went on a couple of dates and it didn't really work out. It was just a chemistry thing really, sometimes there's not a major reason. He was busy traveling all over the world and so was I. At the end of the day, you're never going to get Robbie to settle down are you? You're never going to tame that beast!
Mel C: In the beginning, being labeled "the plain one" did hurt, but everyone's got an opinion and you've just got to live with it.
Mel C: I have many more possibilities when working solo. I can put what I want to onto the record.
Mel C: I am still happy with the Spice Girls and cannot imagine myself without the others. But in a group you have to make compromises.
Mel C: Yes, I had problems but I am not ashamed of my depression.
Mel C: It is a bit weird as I am not lesbian myself.
Mel C: (When asked if what "girl power" means to her) A girl can play soccer too.