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Geri Halliwell
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Geri Halliwell

Geraldine Estelle Halliwell (born August 6, 1972), better known as Geri Halliwell, is a British pop singer, originally one of five members of the girl group the Spice Girls, where she was known as "Ginger Spice".

She was born and grew up in Watford, in the county of Hertfordshire.

Geri Halliwell left the Spice Girls on May 30, 1998 to pursue a solo career after fighting amongst the group left her as the black sheep of the group.

She is known for her charity work which has included raising awareness and funds for breast cancer and visiting Uganda for Comic Relief. In 1998 she was named a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations, concerned with promoting Safe Sex.

In 1999 Halliwell released her first solo album, Schizophonic, which included her first solo single "Look at Me".

In 2001 she followed it up with Scream If You Wanna Go Faster. It also included a UK #1 cover of the Weather Girls 1983 hit, "It's Raining Men", used on the Bridget Jones' Diary film soundtrack.

In 2003, she came ninth in the Channel 4 poll of the 100 Worst Britons.

She has since began pushing her TV career in America re-uniting with former Spice Girls manager, Simon Fuller to host All American Girl.

She has also made appearances in Sex and the City and a new film, Fat Slags (2004) based on characters from Viz magazine.

She has released two best selling auto-biographies in 1999 and 2002 detailing her rise to fame and then her turbulent celebrity lifestyle.

She has also released two Yoga DVDs which sold well.