Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Redhead of the Week

Geri Halliwell is an English pop singer-songwriter, children's author, actress, and Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Population Fund. And a darn good looking redhead, especially for thirty-eight.

Halliwell became famous in the late 1990s as a member of the Spice Girls, a singing group with sales in excess of 55 million records. As a solo artist, she has received four Brit Award nominations, released four number-one singles in the UK, and sold around 4 million albums.

Geri was dubbed Sexy Spice for her seductive outfits and stage costumes, but preferred being called Ginger Spice, stating, "I always thought of myself as clumsy, not sexy."

Clumsy ain't what I read on Google, toots.

In the United States, Halliwell has also pursued a television career, re-uniting with former Spice Girls manager Simon Fuller to appear as a judge on the reality program All American Girl, and as a guest reporter on celebrity-based series such as Extra. She has also made appearances in the television series Sex and the City, and a film, Fat Slags (2004).

In 1999, Geri became a representative for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). As a goodwill ambassador, Halliwell toured the Philippines on a fact-finding trip. She visited with staff and clients of family planning clinics, women's groups in slum areas, and college students.

In 2006, Halliwell gave birth to her daughter, Bluebell Madonna. Explaining her name choice, she said, "What really clinched it for me was my mother telling me that the bluebell is increasingly rare – so it's a precious flower, which seems just right for my daughter." Her daughter's middle name came from two of Geri's heroines, the Virgin Madonna and pop singer Madonna.

In 2007, Halliwell had signed a six-book deal with Macmillan Children's Books. Her stories feature nine year old Ugenia Lavender, as well as characters loosely based on Halliwell's celebrity friends.

Thanks to Wikipedia and Geri.


Anonymous said...

Hey, Austin! Great redhead choice. Just testing stuff for TFA's new site and there Geri was.

I don't care what anybody says, the Spice Girls were fun. I used to watch the movie and listen to the cd's with my little spicy girls.

Can't wait to read about your latest adventure, A. Get the big guy to publish it, already!

jnantz said...

Always thought she was the hottest one. Still do.

Posh Spice sucks.

Austin Carr said...

She's still got it, for sure.