Who Is Geri Halliwell?
Geri Halliwell (born Geraldine Estelle Halliwell-Horner) is a well-known English singer, songwriter, author, and actress. She rose to prominence as Ginger Spice, a member of the girl group the Spice Girls in the 1990s. With over 100 million records sold worldwide, the Spice Girls are the best-selling female group of all time. In 1998, Geri left the Spice Girls, citing exhaustion and creative differences, but rejoined when they reunited in 2007.
In 1999, she released her solo debut album, Schizophonic which produced the UK No. 1 singles “Mi Chico Latino”, “Lift Me Up”, and “Bag It Up”. The lead single of the album “Look at Me” reached No. 2. In 2001, she released her second album, Scream If You Wanna Go Faster. And its lead single “It’s Raining Men” reached No. 1 in the UK, the biggest hit of his career. “Scream If You Wanna Go Faster” and “Calling” were also top ten singles. Her third album, Passion (2005) was preceded by the single “Ride It”.
In both 2010 and 2012, she was a guest judge on the 7th and 9th series of The X Factor UK. In 2013, she was a judge on the 7th series of Australia’s Got Talent. It was announced in September 2013, that she would return to the music industry in Australia with the release of her first solo single in eight years, “Half of Me”. In her author career, she has written two autobiographies including, If Only (1999), and a series of children’s novels including Ugenia Lavender. As an actress, she has appeared in films including Spice World (1997), Fat Slags: The Film (2004), Crank: High Voltage (2009), The Crown with a Shadow (2021), and Gran Turismo (2023).
How Old Is Geri Halliwell?
Gedri is 51 years old as of September 2023, having been born on August 6, 1972, in Watford, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom. Geri Halliwell shares her birthdate with celebrities such as; Ferne McCann, Toby Randall, Dane DiLiegro, Maxtaylorlifts, and many more.
Geri Halliwell Family
Who are Geri Halliwell’s Parents?
Halliwell was born to Laurence Francis Halliwell (Father, born in 1922, but died in 1993). And Ana Maria Hidalgo (Mother). Her father was of Swedish, English, and a bit of French descent whereas her mother is Spanish hailing from Huesca.
Does Geri Halliwell have Siblings?
Geri has two siblings. A brother by the name of Max Halliwell (who died on November 17, 2021, at age 54). And a sister by the name of Natalie Halliwell-Jennings.
Geri Halliwell Education
Halliwell received her education at Watford Grammar School for Girls and The Camden School for Girls.
Geri Halliwell Husband
Halliwell is married to the love of her life Christian Horner (born on November 16, 1973) a British former racing driver and current Team Principal of the Red Bull Formula One team. They got engaged on November 11, 2014, and were married on May 15, 2015, at St. Mary’s Church in Woburn, Bedfordshire.
Geri Halliwell Kids
Halliwell has two kids. One kid with Sacha Gervasi, a daughter named Bluebell Madonna Halliwell (born in May 2006). And another kid with her husband Christian, a son born on January 21, 2017. She is also a stepmother to Christian’s daughter Olivia.
Geri Halliwell Height – Measurements
Adding to her well-curved and beautiful body, she stands at a height of 5 feet 1 inch (1.55m) and a weight of 54kg (119 lbs).
Geri Halliwell Career
Geri Halliwell 1994-1998
She along with Melanie C, Mel B, and Victoria Beckham responded to an advertisement in The Stage magazine in 1994, seeking members for a new all-girl pop group. Around 400 women responded and auditioned. After a couple of line-up changes, Halliwell, Melanie C, Mel B, and Beckham became the members of the group called “Touch”, and were later joined by Emma Bunton. However, in March 1995, the group broke with their original management, Heart Management.
In 1996, the group released their debut album, Spice which became a worldwide commercial success. The album’s first single “Wannabe” reached No. 1 in 37 countries. The following year, they released their second album, Spiceworld. And the album’s first two singles “Spice Up Your Life” and “Too Much reached No. 1 in the UK. Through her solicitor, Halliwell announced on May 31, 1998, that she had left the Spice Girls due to depression and differences between the group.
Geri Halliwell 1999-2003
One year after leaving the group. in 1999 she launched her solo career and released her debut album, Schizophonic with the lead single “Look at Me”. The album peaked at No. 4 in the UK. In 2000, Geri was nominated at the BRIT Awards for Best British Female Solo Artist and Best Pop Act. In October 1999, she released the autobiography If Only, which described her life as a Spice Girl. She released her second album, Scream If You Wanna Go Faster, in 2001 which peaked at number five in the UK and was certified gold. The following year in January, she released her second autobiography, Just for the Record detailing her rise to fame and her trubulent celebrity lifestyle. Once again, she was nominated at the BRIT Awards in 2002, this time for Best British Female Solo Artist and Best British Single “It’s Raining Men”.
Geri Halliwell 2004-2012
She made her return to music with the single “Ride It” which reached number 4 in the UK and number one on the dance charts. That same year, she appeared in the film Fat Slags. On May 30, 2005, a new single “Desire” was released reaching number 22 on the UK Singles Chart and number one on the UK Dance Charts. It was announced on April 12, 2007, that she had signed a six-book deal with Macmillan Children’s Books. The Spice Girls regrouped on June 29, 2007, and announced plans for a reunion tour.
The group toured as a quintet and released their first compilation album, Greatest Hits. This album was released in early November 2007 and the tour began on December 2, 2007. The Spice Girls documentary Spice Girls Giving You Everything was released on December 31, 2007. Geri then appeared in the film Crank: High Voltage in 2009 and on BBC One’s The One Show on May 7, 2009. In 2010, she stood in for Dannil Minogue as a guest judge on The X Factor at the Glasgow auditions alongside Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh, and Cheryl.
Geri Halliwell 2012-2019
In 2012, she returned as a guest judge on The X Factor at the Liverpool auditions, standing in for Kelly Rowland. The Nine Network announced in April 2013, that Geri would become the fourth judge on season seven of Australia’s Got Talent replacing Minogue. In August 2012, she reunited with the Spice Girls to perform as a quintet at the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games in London. Also, the group teamed up with Jennifer Saunders and Judy Craymer to develop a musical based on the songs of the Spice Girls titled Viva Forever! which opened on December 11, 2012.
Halliwell made her first solo performance in seven years in October 2012 at the Breast Cancer Care, debuting a new track called “Phenomenal Women”. In nearly eight years, she premiered her first solo single “Half of Me” on October 3, 2013. In 2015, she continued to work on new material for a fourth studio album. The following year, she, Mel B, and Bunton released a video celebrating the 20th anniversary of Spice Girls’ debut single “Wannabe”. On November 5, 2018, the Spice Girls announced their reunion Spice World – 2019 Tour, Beckham declined to join due to commitments regarding her fashion businesses.
Geri Halliwell 2020-Present
In November 2020, she debuted the original YouTube series Rainbow Woman. In August 2021, she had a voice role in the short animated movie The Crown with a Shadow, directed by J.B. Ghuman Jr. It was announced in November 2022, that she was added to the cast of the Gran Turismo, playing the wife of Djimon Hounsou. The film is scheduled for release on August 11, 2023. She announced in October 2022, a new book deal with the UK branch of Scholastic.
Geri Halliwell Other Ventures
Geri Halliwell Fashion
In 2010, she partnered with British retailer Next to create a swimwear collection named “Geri by Next”.
Geri Halliwell Philanthropy
Halliwell became a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Population (UNFPA) in 1998. In 2000, she appeared in the two-part documentary series Geri’s World Walkabout for the BBC, which followed her work with the UN and other travels. In her role as a Goodwill Ambassador of UNFPA, she visited Nepal in September 2009 to help launch a national campaign to stop violence against women.
Geri Halliwell Salary
Halliwell earns an annual basic salary of $4 million working as a singer, songwriter, author, and actress.
Geri Halliwell’s Net Worth
Geri boasts a net worth of $40 million. She has accumulated her wealth through her career as a Singer, Songwriter, Actress, and Author.