Geri Halliwell

Immortalized forever as the cheeky "Ginger Spice," Geri Halliwell was one of the founding members of the Spice Girls, the world's most successful girl group of all time. Championing "Girl Power" and British pride, the Spice Girls scored a No. 1 hit with "Wannabe" on both sides of the pond, as well as the U.K. No. 1 hits "Say You'll Be There," "2 Become 1," and "Spice Up Your Life," among others. One of the most iconic pop cultural phenomenons of the 1990s, the Spice Girls conquered the world with an unprecedented avalanche of endorsements, albums like 1996's Spice and 1997's Spiceworld, and even scored a hit movie, "Spice World" (1997). Revered and reviled for breaking up the act with her early departure, Halliwell scored the U.K. No. 1 hits "Mi Chico Latino," "Lift Me Up," "Bag it Up" and "It's Raining Men," which appeared in "Bridget Jones's Diary" (2001). Arguably the most popular Spice even after her desertion, Halliwell scored hit albums with 1999's Schizophonic and 2001's Scream If You Wanna Go Faster, appeared on "Sex and the City" (HBO, 1998-2004), and booked multiple reality show hosting jobs. After a less successful third album, 2005's Passion, Halliwell reunited with her fellow Spices for a blockbuster reunion world tour, which reaffirmed the band's pop cultural immortality. As the charismatic leader of the Spice Revolution and a solo star with limitless ambition and drive, Geri Halliwell became a role model and idol to countless fans around the world.