GERI HALLIWELL Biography - Musicians


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Name: Geri Halliwell                                                                     
Birth name: Geraldine Estelle Halliwell                                                   
Also known as Ginger Spice, Geri, Ginger                                                 
Born: 6 August 1972 Watford, Hertfordshire, England                                       
Geraldine Estelle "Geri" Halliwell (born 6 August 1972) is an English pop singer,         
songwriter, television personality, writer, and actress, who became famous (under         
the nickname "Ginger Spice") in the late 1990s as a member of the girl group the         
Spice Girls. As solo artist she has received 4 Brit Award nominations and                 
released four number-one singles in UK and sold about four million albums                 
Halliwell was born to Lawrence Halliwell, who was of Swedish descent, and his             
wife Ana Maria (nee Hidalgo), of Spanish descent, and grew up in Watford,                 
Hertfordshire. For a brief time, Halliwell's mother tried to bring her up as             
a Jehovah's witness. Before starting her music career, Halliwell had worked as a         
nightclub dancer in Majorca, Spain, a model and presenter on the Turkish                 
version of Let's Make a Deal and as a glamour model. Following her rise                   
to fame with the Spice Girls, nude photos of Halliwell were re-published in a             
number of top-shelf magazines, including Club International in the UK. During             
the documentary Spice Girls: Giving You Everything broadcast on UK                       
television on 31 December 2007, Halliwell repeated her claim to have only done 'harmless, 
topless shots', despite extensive evidence to the contrary, including pictures           
in her own autobiography.