Victoria Beckham

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Victoria Adams was born on April 17, 1974, in Hertfordshire, England. Since achieving success as a pop singer in the 1990s, Beckham has become one of the most photographed women in the world. Tabloids seem to follow nearly every move that she and her husband, soccer star David Beckham make. She is an English businesswoman, fashion designer, model and singer.

 

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 music magazine Top of the Pops.

 

In January 2000, a tip-off to Scotland Yard detectives exposed a plot to kidnap Victoria and Brooklyn Beckham and hold them at a house in Hampstead, London. The family was then moved to a secret location, but no arrests were made.

 

Later in March 2000, she received a death threat prior to performing at the Brit Awards with the Spice Girls, and in the show’s rehearsal, a red laser light appeared on her chest and she was rushed off stage.

 

In November 2002, five people were arrested after another plot for her kidnap was infiltrated by a tabloid newspaper. Videotapes were recorded showing that they were to ambush them outside their home and to sedate the family with chloroform, and have them pay a ransom of £5 million ($7.5 million).

 

In May 2003 she teamed up with US hip hop artist Damian Dash, but the project fizzled. Since then she’s focused her attention on fashion, collaborating with several international design labels.

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In April 2004, allegations surfaced that David Beckham had had a brief affair with a former personal assistant, Rebecca Loos. The affair had apparently taken place when David had moved to Madrid, although he denied all the allegations.

 

In 2006 she published the style guide That Extra Half Inch, and has created jeans, handbags and a popular range of sunglasses under her DVB brand.

 

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.

 

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.

 

In 2009 Victoria released a Spring Summer line of dresses for her new fashion label Victoria Beckham. In 2009, Victoria Beckham appeared on some magazine covers solidifying her as a fashion icon. Also, she and Eva Longaria formed a partnership with LG phones.

 

The collection has gradually grown over the past few years, with some major celebrities choosing to wear her designs on the red carpet.

 

She has been the face of Dolce & Gabbana, Marc Jacobs, and the street label Rocawear; she has walked the runway for Roberto Cavalli in Milan, and caused quite a stir when she posed with her muscular husband for a steamy ad campaign for Emporio Armani’s underwear line.