Victoria Beckham
British singer
Victoria Beckham
Victoria Caroline Beckham is an English singer-songwriter, dancer, model, actress, fashion designer and businesswoman. In the late 1990s, Beckham rose to fame with the all-female pop group Spice Girls and was dubbed Posh Spice by the July 1996 issue of the British pop music magazine Top of the Pops. Since the Spice Girls split, she has had a solo pop music career, scoring four UK Top 10 singles.
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A backstage look at makeup and hair at Victoria Beckham's show
LATimes - 10 days
Victoria Beckham insisted she wanted the makeup for her fall show to be “smart, intellectual, chic, sophisticated, confident, fresh and strong but all cool.” Glowy, dewy skin was central to the look, said makeup artist Pat McGrath, who used a series of products from Estée Lauder, the show’s sponsor...
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Victoria Beckham empowers women in troubled times
Yahoo News - 11 days
Victoria Beckham on Sunday unveiled a beautifully tailored collection of clothes designed to empower women in troubled times, joined by husband David, who is reeling from an email scandal, and their children. The leak of a series of expletive-laden emails in which he apparently raged about not receiving a knighthood have battered his squeaky-clean image at home and had threatened to overshadow his wife's fashion show. As Beckham -- one half of likely Britain's most famous power couple -- knows better than anyone, it was about keeping her customer happy rather than creating the most innovative fashion on the block.
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When Celebrities Ruled the Front Row
NYTimes - 16 days
Photos of Beyoncé, Victoria Beckham, Jennifer Lopez and more at New York Fashion Week.
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PHOTOS: Victoria Beckham Steps Out in France
ABC News - about 1 month
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Victoria Beckham Says She Regrets Plastic Surgery
ABC News - about 1 month
In a letter to herself, the former Spice Girl warns against breast implants.
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Victoria Beckham honored by Queen Elizabeth
Fox News - about 2 months
Mark Rylance, Victoria Beckham and Naomie Harris are among those from the world of showbiz to be recognized in Queen Elizabeth’s New Year’s Honors list, which celebrates those who have made a significant contribution to British society, business or culture.
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UK Olympic athletes, Posh Spice and Andy Murray honored in Queen's New Year List
Yahoo News - about 2 months
By Adela Suliman LONDON (Reuters) - Olympic athlete Mo Farah, tennis star Andy Murray, actor Mark Rylance, comedian Ken Dodd and Kinks musician Ray Davies have been knighted in Queen Elizabeth's New Year's Honors List. Spice Girl and designer Victoria Beckham was awarded an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) while other fashion notables included Anna Wintour editor-in-chief of "American Vogue" and accessories designer, Anya Hindmarch. The biannual honors list is released on the Queen's official birthday in June and at the end of each year.
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Is Victoria Beckham set to receive an OBE?
Yahoo News - about 2 months
British designer Victoria Beckham is allegedly set to receive an OBE for her services to the fashion industry and for her charity work. In 2011, she introduced a secondary, lower-priced line, called 'Victoria by Victoria Beckham', and November of that year saw her win 'Best Designer Brand' at the British Fashion Awards. Prior to launching her own brand, Beckham dabbled in fashion via collaborations, designing a limited-edition collection for Rock & Republic called 'VB Rocks' in 2004 and her own jeans line titled 'DVB Denim Collection' in 2007.
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Watch The Spice Girls Shut Down Creative Team Who Wanted Them To Look Sexier
Huffington Post - 3 months
This week, an old video of the Spice Girls being amazing (obviously) surfaced online, and it is the literal definition of girl power. The clip was reportedly filmed while the ladies ― Mel C., Mel B., Emma Bunton, Geri Halliwell and Victoria Beckham ― were on set for a Polaroid commercial. (Remember the Spice Cam?) When producers suggested the group show more skin in their schoolgirl-inspired outfits, they were having none of it.  At the beginning of the video, Mel B. confronts one of the men on set (seemingly a producer or member of the creative team) and asks, “Why did you ask to have cleavage showing and a midriff showing?” He replies with the typically gross answer, “It’s every man’s fantasy.”  Then Geri walks by to put him in his place, calling him “a chauvinistic pig” before Victoria struts over, steals his sunglasses and proceeds to mock him.  “It’s not sunny, stop trying to look cool,” she says.  And it just keeps getting better.  Geri rips the guy for try ...
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Hurry! Early Black Friday Deals Have Already Started On Amazon
Huffington Post - 3 months
Stores are already starting to roll out early bird Black Friday deals and Amazon is no exception. In fact, Amazon is hosting a countdown to Black Friday and featuring some of the best steals online right now. Here are some highlights that are sure to make you run and grab your wallet. You’ll want to move fast, though. These deals are selling fast and are only offered for a limited time.   Kindle Paperwhite $79.99 (originally $109)   Kindle Voyage $119.99 (originally $169)    All-New Echo Dot (2nd Generation) & Bose SoundLink Mini II Pearl $213.99 (originally $248)   Amazon Echo $119.99 (originally $170)   Amazon Fire TV with Alexa Voice Remote $64.99 (originally $89) More stories that help you shop your favorite brands: You’ll Need An Appointment To Get Nike’s New Self-Lacing Sneakers 7 Brilliant Trader Joe’s Finds That Make Healthy Cooking WAY Easier Victoria Beckham For Target Is The Designer Collaboration You ...
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Target's Next Designer Collaboration Is Going To Be MAJOR
Huffington Post - 4 months
Target’s annual designer collaborations never fail to impress — and 2017’s pair-up will be no exception. The retailer just announced that it tapped none other than Victoria Beckham for a limited collection due out in April. “I’ve made no secret of the fact that I wanted to put a collection out there for people who either can’t afford designer prices or don’t want to pay designer prices,” Beckham told Business of Fashion. As such, Victoria Beckham for Target’s 200 pieces will retail for between $6 and $70, with sizing ranging from XS to 3X. It’s set to launch on April 9, 2017 and hang in Target stores around the U.S. until the end of the month — unless it totally sells out, that is. (Select pieces from the collection will also be available on Victoria Beckham’s website.) The collaboration will draw from Beckham’s Victoria Victoria Beckham line, according to a press release. “It’s quite girly, fun, happy,” Beckham told BoF. “I’ve always said [the VVB collection] is the other side ...
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Helen Mirren Blesses The World With A Figure-Hugging Black Dress
Huffington Post - 4 months
Helen Mirren rocks florals with elegance, power suits like a boss and bold color with a bang. In spite of that, she’s no stranger to the fact that all-black-everything always reigns supreme.  Mirren turned heads Monday in a figure-hugging long-sleeved Victoria Beckham dress with a flared bottom. She paired the timeless look with a just-as-timeless red lip, strappy sandals and a statement necklace and clutch combo to add a little edge. The icon is one of Elle’s eight “Women in Hollywood” cover stars, and was on hand to celebrate this feat at the magazine’s corresponding awards ceremony in Beverly Hills. She was joined by fellow cover dwellers/dreamy ladies Amy Adams, Aja Naomi King, Felicity Jones, Kathy Bates, Kristen Stewart, Lupita Nyong’o and Anna Kendrick.  Can you say squad goals? -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. ...
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Victoria Beckham For Target Is The Designer Collaboration You Should Put On Your Calendar Now
Huffington Post - 4 months
We know where you’re gonna wannabe on April 9: in line for the extremely exciting Victoria Beckham collection for Target, of course.  Target revealed Thursday that the two iconic brands are partnering up on a limited edition “Victoria Beckham for Target” collection for women, girls, toddlers, and babies. It marks the former Spice Girl’s first jaunt into designing childrenswear and arguably the department store’s poshest designer collaboration yet.  So excited to announce my new limited edition collaboration with @Target! Inspired by my VVB collection, coming April 2017 x vb #VBxTarget pic.twitter.com/kc9tEEwAQU — Victoria Beckham (@victoriabeckham) October 20, 2016 Described in a press release as being inspired by both Beckham herself and “the shared experiences between mother and child,” the more than 200-piece collection includes “soft pastels, bright pops of color and pretty spring prints” with prices from $6 to $70.   Most exciting of all, the women’s co ...
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PHOTOS: Victoria Beckham Goes Casual for a Flight
ABC News - 4 months
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Jennifer Connelly Absolutely Killed It In This LBD
Huffington Post - 4 months
If Victoria Beckham taught us anything, it’s that there is no piece of clothing more powerful than the little black dress.  Like us, Jennifer Connelly must have seen “Spice World” her fair share of times. The 45-year-old looked outrageously beautiful in a simple LBD outside of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” in Los Angeles on Tuesday. She paired the look with strappy heels and a clutch, but truthfully, the ultra-chic dress stands tall on its own.  We’re all about making a big, bold statement on the red carpet (hello, Lupita Nyong’o!), but every once in a while it’s nice to be reminded that sometimes the best looks are also the simplest.    Get the scoop on how to live your best life. Sign up to receive all the best tips and tricks here. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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Victoria Beckham Has A Tasty Secret For Clear Skin
Huffington Post - 5 months
Eat up like Beckham.  In a recent interview with The Edit, Victoria Beckham revealed there’s a dietary component to her blemish-free complexion.  “I see a dermatologist in LA, called Dr. Harold Lancer, who is incredible. I’ve known him for years –- he sorted my skin out. I used to have really problematic skin and he said to me, ‘You have to eat salmon every single day.’ I said, ‘Really, every day?’ And he said, ‘Yes; breakfast, lunch or dinner, you have to eat it every single day.’” That’s a lot of salmon. But wait! Beckham really is onto something, though it doesn’t require quite so much dedication.  “Wild-caught salmon is a superfood for skin,” said Dr. Lauren Ploch, a dermatologist and spokeswoman for the American Academy of Dermatology. “But like most healthy foods, it’s not necessary to eat it every single day to reap the benefits it has to offer. I recommend at least one to two servings of salmon per week to keep skin healthy.”  Salmon contai ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Victoria Beckham
    THIRTIES
  • 2014
    Age 39
    In 2014, Beckham joined the Ban Bossy campaign as a spokesperson advocating leadership roles for girls.
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    Writing in The Independent in February 2014, Alexander Fury described how Victoria Beckham had made the transition from novelty to respected designer, citing her recent guest editorship of French Vogue and forthcoming participation in a panel discussion with the dean of Parsons design school in New York.
    More Details Hide Details The article concluded that the brand's sales were down to the appeal of the designs themselves, not the celebrity association.
  • 2013
    Age 38
    In February 2013, she was assessed as one of the 100 most powerful women in the UK in the fashion category by Woman's Hour on BBC Radio 4.
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  • 2012
    Age 37
    According to The Guardian, Beckham Ventures, a company linked to the Victoria Beckham fashion business, was the best performing brand in the family's three businesses in 2012, coming close to matching turnover in a sister company that promotes the David Beckham brand.
    More Details Hide Details In 2010, Beckhams's charity work with Save the Children earned her a nomination for the Do Something With Style Award, an awards show, produced by VH1. She is a patron of the Elton John AIDS Foundation. Beckham promotes faux/synthetic furs. Her stand against the fur industry generated praise from animal rights organisations, including PETA. Beckham has stated that she is "supportive of its PETA's high-profile anti-fur campaigns," and pledged "never to work with fur in any of her own fashion collections".
    In September 2012, Victoria Beckham was the most talked about designer on Twitter during New York Fashion Week, also acquiring 57,000 new followers during the shows according to research by The Whispr Group.
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    On 12 August 2012, after much speculation, Beckham and the Spice Girls performed a medley of "Wannabe" and "Spice Up Your Life" at the 2012 Summer Olympics closing ceremony, reuniting solely for the event. Their performance was the most tweeted moment of Olympics closing ceremony with over 116,000 tweets on Twitter per minute. Beckham has shot five official documentaries. The first, dated 11 January 2000, was called Victoria's Secrets, a programme only shown in the UK on Channel 4.
    More Details Hide Details It involved Beckham being followed by cameras while also discussing and interviewing other British celebrities, such as Elton John. The second, Being Victoria Beckham, was broadcast in March 2002 and saw Beckham discussing her career as a solo artist with the release of her first album, and also showed her at various photo shoots and recording sessions. The documentary attracted a strong audience of 8.83 million, coming top in its timeslot. One critic described her as "so clearly level-headed, happy with her not inconsiderable lot and seemingly unfazed by the madly intrusive nature of her monumentally ridiculous fame". The third, The Real Beckhams, aired on 24 December 2003 on ITV1 and focused on the Beckhams' move to Madrid from London after David Beckham was signed to Real Madrid. It also featured Victoria Beckham re-launching her solo career and showed her mocking the tabloid stories she reads in the paper every day. The special received an audience of 6.10 million viewers and was later released on DVD on 2 February 2004.
  • 2011
    Age 36
    In November 2011, Victoria Beckham won Designer Brand of the Year at the British Fashion Awards.
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    By 2011, it had grown into a fixture of New York Fashion Week and a lower-priced Victoria by Victoria Beckham label was introduced.
    More Details Hide Details In the first quarter of 2011-12, it was predicted to generate annual sales of more than £60 million. Known initially for its dresses, the range has expanded into separates and luxury handbags selling at up to £18,000. Alongside the main fashion line and diffusion range, the Victoria Beckham brand still includes separate denim, eyeware and fragrance lines.
  • 2008
    Age 33
    Beckham's eponymous label was launched in September 2008 in a low-key presentation.
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    Her first Vogue appearance was the April 2008 British edition.
    More Details Hide Details This was followed by Vogue India, Vogue Paris as well as the German, Russian, Australian, Turkish, Taiwanese, Chinese and Spanish editions. Beckham has also graced various international editions of Harper's Bazaar and Elle.
    In the past decade, Beckham has become an internationally recognised style icon and fashion designer. Following high-profile collaborations with other brands, she launched an eponymous label in 2008, and a lower-priced (diffusion) label in 2011.
    More Details Hide Details The Victoria Beckham label was named designer brand of the year in the UK in 2011; in 2012 the brand was assessed as the star performer in the Beckham family's business interests. Writing in the Daily Telegraph in 2011, Belinda White noted that the transition from WAG to fashion designer had been more successful than most had predicted, saying: "She has gathered a significant celebrity following and won over the scathing fashion pack who now clamour for a ticket to her bi-annual show at New York Fashion Week." She is married to David Beckham, and they have four children. As of September 2015, the couple's joint wealth is estimated at £508 million. Beckham was born at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow, Essex, United Kingdom, and raised in Goffs Oak, Hertfordshire. She is the eldest of three children born to Jacqueline Doreen (née Cannon), a former insurance clerk and hairdresser, and Anthony William Adams, who worked as an electronics engineer. They founded an electronics wholesale business which allowed a comfortable upbringing for Victoria and her sister Louise and brother Christian Adams.
  • 2007
    Age 32
    The episode, "A Nice Day for a Posh Wedding", aired on 9 November 2007 in the United States and on 23 November in the United Kingdom.
    More Details Hide Details Despite her forays into television, Beckham has denied plans to embark upon a Hollywood movie career. In February 2008, it was revealed that Beckham would be the guest judge for the finale of fourth season of Project Runway, which aired on 5 March 2008 in the US. It was reported in October 2007 that Beckham had turned down the opportunity to appear in Sex and the City: The Movie. She stated in an interview: "was asked to be in the Sex and the City film, which I would have loved to have done, but because I am in full-on Spice Girls rehearsal mode, unfortunately, I can't do it." On 13 September 2001, Beckham released her first book, Learning to Fly. The title was taken from a line in a song from the musical Fame, which Beckham had enjoyed as a child. The verse that inspired the title was: "I'm gonna live forever, I'm gonna learn how to fly". The autobiography documents her childhood, time during the Spice Girls, her marriage and family life, as well as her career at the time. She describes her eating disorder associated with the need to be slim. Learning to Fly became the third best-selling non-fiction title of 2001 and the total UK sales stand at more than 500,000 copies. When the book was first released, it went to Number 1 in the book charts after four weeks of release, relegating Robbie Williams' book to second place.
    In a 2007 appearance at an LA Galaxy press conference, Beckham is credited with having popularised Roland Mouret's 'moon dress' and his brand, and Beckham was also the face of Marc Jacobs for his Spring 2008 collection.
    More Details Hide Details Beckham has graced countless fashion magazine covers during her career, including I-D in 2004 and W in 2007.
    In September 2007 her cosmetics line V-Sculpt was launched in Tokyo.
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    In August 2007, Intimately Beckham perfume was launched into US stores, one of more than 20 perfumes she and David Beckham have introduced over the years.
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    On 14 June 2007, Beckham launched dvb Denim collection in New York at Saks Fifth Avenue, along with unveiling her eyewear range in the United States for the first time.
    More Details Hide Details In the same month, Beckham made her first appearance at London's annual Graduate Fashion Week as a judge alongside Glenda Bailey (editor-in-chief of Harper's Bazaar) and Lanvin's Alber Elbaz, to choose the winner of the River Island Gold Award, worth £20,000.
  • 2006
    Age 31
    After Beckham's departure from Rock & Republic, in September 2006, she furthered her fashion ventures by launching her own denim label, dvb Style.
    More Details Hide Details Beckham then launched a new official website, dvbstyle.com to promote her fashion work.
    For the March 2006 issue of Harper's Bazaar, Beckham acted as fashion editor when she styled her close friend, Katie Holmes, for a fashion shoot.
    More Details Hide Details She has admitted to a personal love of sunglasses, saying "I'm quite obsessed with sunglasses. I collect vintage Guccis and Carreras – they can make virtually any outfit look cool."
    On 16 January 2006, Beckham walked the runway for Roberto Cavalli at Milan Fashion Week, and was for a period exclusively dressed by him for red-carpet and social events.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2004
    Age 29
    Beckham designed a limited-edition fashion line for Rock & Republic called VB Rocks in 2004, consisting mainly of jeans for the high end of the market, retailing at approximately $300 in the US.
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  • 2003
    Age 28
    Beckham also acted as a British ambassador for Dolce and Gabbana and was briefly the face of Rocawear in 2003.
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  • 2001
    Age 26
    Beckham's eponymous debut album, which was released on 1 October 2001, reached Number 10 in the UK album chart.
    More Details Hide Details The album cost a reputed £5 million to produce and it sold a modest 50,000 copies. The second and final single to be released from the album was "A Mind of Its Own" on 11 February 2002. The single reached number 6 in the UK and sold 56,500 copies. Rumours soon spread that Beckham was to be dropped by her label for not charting in the Top Three. These were strongly refuted at the time. Beckham commented "You know what newspapers are like, they just like to put all the negative stuff in, but as far as I'm concerned and the record company is concerned it is all great." A third single, "I Wish", was promoted but never materialised. The single version was a remix featuring Robbie Craig, and was performed on TV on Friday Night's All Wright. Following the announcement of Beckham's second pregnancy, the single was shelved. Beckham was reportedly dropped by Virgin Records along with fellow Spice Girls Emma Bunton and Melanie B,; but a statement from her publicist denied reports, stating: "No-one has been dropped. The Virgin deal has come to a natural end and both parties have decided not to continue."
  • 2000
    Age 25
    Before the single's release, on 8 July 2000, Beckham made her public solo debut at London's Hyde Park at a concert to raise money for the Prince's Trust charity.
    More Details Hide Details She sang "Out of Your Mind" to a 100,000-strong audience. Beckham then signed a recording contract with her group label Virgin Records. Her next single as a solo artist, "Not Such An Innocent Girl", was released on 17 September 2001. Again, she faced competition in another hugely hyped chart battle, this time with Kylie Minogue's single "Can't Get You Out of My Head". Despite a huge promotional campaign, Beckham was outsold eight to one, and her single debuted at number 6.
    Beckham made a guest appearance on the catwalk for Maria Grachvogel on 17 February 2000, marking her debut as a model at London Fashion Week.
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  • 1997
    Age 22
    In 1997, she started dating footballer David Beckham after they met at a charity football match, prompting him to request a meeting with her. Of their initial meeting, she said, "I didn't really know who he was. I was never into football." The couple announced their engagement in 1998 and were dubbed "Posh and Becks" by the media. On 4 July 1999 they were married by the Bishop of Cork, Paul Colton, at Luttrellstown Castle, Ireland.
    More Details Hide Details The wedding attracted much media coverage. Beckham's team-mate, Gary Neville, was the best man, and the couple's four-month-old son Brooklyn was the ring bearer. Most of the media were kept away from the ceremony as an exclusive deal with OK! magazine had been arranged, but photographs were released showing the Beckhams sitting on golden thrones. Victoria wore a diamond coronet created for her by jewellery designer Slim Barrett. A total of 437 staff were employed for the wedding reception, which was estimated to have cost £500,000 (US$823,650). The couple bought what became their most famous home for £2.5 million in 1999; the property, which is set in of land, was given a £3 million renovation and was subsequently dubbed Beckingham Palace by the media. Victoria and David Beckham have four children: sons Brooklyn Joseph Beckham (born 4 March 1999, Westminster, London), Romeo James Beckham (born 1 September 2002, Westminster, London), Cruz David Beckham (born 20 February 2005, Madrid, Spain); and daughter Harper Seven Beckham (born 10 July 2011, Los Angeles). Elton John and David Furnish are reportedly the godparents of Brooklyn and Romeo, and their godmother is Elizabeth Hurley.
  • 1995
    Age 20
    Beckham began a relationship with Corey Haim in 1995, which ended on mutual terms.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1991
    Age 16
    In 1991, Beckham entered Laine Theatre Arts in Epsom, Surrey and studied dance and modelling.
    More Details Hide Details Beckham attended St. Mary's High School in Cheshunt, where 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. Eventually, she became a member of a band called Persuasion.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1980
    Age 5
    In 1980, she watched the musical film Fame and subsequently made the decision to pursue a musical career.
    More Details Hide Details Jacqueline and Anthony Adams enrolled her at Jason Theatre School.
  • 1974
    Born
    Born on April 17, 1974.
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