Victoria Beckham, (aka Posh Spice) has infiltrated both the British and American media since she hit the pop world scene hard in the 1990s. With an estimated net worth of $300 million, and a spicy, (no pun intended) marriage to football player David Beckham, Victoria is noted as one of the most fascinating celebrities of our time. Born on April 17, 1974 in Essex, England, Beckham was brought up in a wealthy home. She was often bullied in school, and felt frustrated until she suddenly decided, after seeing the film, Fame, that she wanted to become a performer. Beckham attended Laine Theatre Arts College, and started a band called, "Persuasion." The Spice Girls, the band one could say highlighted her rise to fame, was formed in 1994. The group released three albums, all containing chart-topping hits, until Beckham broke out on her own, determined to have a solo music career, although they reunited in 2007.
Beckham's solo career proved to be unsuccessful, but wrote a book called, Learning to Fly, which was realesed in 2001. The book focused on Beckham's childhood, and showed her emotions and personal experiences to her many fans. Beckham has also attempted to participate in the reality television craze, but that too, was not her strongest suit. It seems that the world looks to Victoria Beckham as a fashion icon above all else. She is always well put together, unique-lloking, and created a fashion line for Rock & Republic. She also launched a fragrance line with husband, David Beckham, called, appropriately, Beckham. Victoria Beckham was awarded "Woman of the Year" and "Entrepreneur of the Year" from British Glamour Magazine. She has also been on the cover of Vogue three times. Her marriage has come under a great deal of fire and controversy as well, but Beckham has handled her time in the spotlight flawlessly.