Geraldine Estelle Halliwell
(born August 6
), 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.
In 1999 Halliwell released her first solo album, Schizophonic, which included her first solo single "Look at Me". It also included a cover of the Weather Girls 1983 hit, "It's Raining Men".
In 2003, she came ninth in the Channel 4 poll of the 100 Worst Britons.