Posted by The Celebrity Group on Mar, 25 2012

Geri Horner

Singer-songwriter, author and actress. Famous as the 'Ginger' Spice Girl and for her successful solo career.

Geri Horner (know then as Geri Halliwell) came to international prominence in the late 1990s as a member of the hugely successful Spice Girls. She launched her solo career in 1998 with the release of debut album Schizophonic. Since then, she has released two more studio albums – Scream If You Wanna Go Faster and Passion – achieving four number one singles in the UK Singles Chart. As a solo artist, Geri has sold 12 million records worldwide and has been nominated for two Brit Awards (in 2000 and 2002). Geri's autobiography, If Only, was published in 1999 and describes her life as a Spice Girl. In 2007 it was announced that Geri had signed a six-book deal with Macmillan Children's Books. The books follow the adventures of nine-year-old Ugenia, a character based on Geri. In March 2010, it was announced that Geri would be making a return to music. The following month, she announced that she was back in the studio and recording. In 2010, Geri stood in as a guest judge on The X Factor for Dannii Minogue. On Christmas Day 2010 she played a cameo in the mockumentary Come Fly with Me. Geri released her own range of clothing through retailer Next in January 2011. In July 2011 Geri confirmed the album was ready and is called Putting On The Bling. 2012 turned out to be a very successful year for Geri. In June she reunited with the Spice Girls to promote the new musical Viva Forever, based on their songs and career, and in Agust she performed with the group in the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games in London. She also appeared at the The X Factor auditions in Liverpool as a guest judge. In October 2012, she performed her new song "Phenomenal Woman" at Breast Cancer Care Show, as well as, performing in the Children in Need musical Singin' in the Rain on 25 October 2012.