Victoria Beckham is one of those celebs whose name we've been hearing for over two decades, and she certainly isn't going anywhere anytime soon. The former Spice Girl turned fashion designer has inspired women worldwide with her tunes, looks, and bossy attitude.
Today we decided to take a look at some photos of Posh Spice before she became a mother. Victoria gave birth to her firstborn son Brooklyn in 1999, and today the 45-year-old star has three more children with hubby David Beckham. Our list contains photos of her from her childhood and Spice Girls years, as well as the beginnings with David, so sit back and enjoy the trip down memory lane with us.
Okay, here are 20 photos of Victoria before having her first baby!
20 Here's A Baby Posh In The Late '70s
Victoria Adams was born on April 17, 1974, in Harlow, Essex, UK. Her mother Jacqueline was an insurance clerk and hairdresser while her father Anthony was an electronics engineer. The two were owners of a little electronics wholesale business and while they may have hoped one of their kids would inherit it, it surely wasn't going to be Victoria.
19 And This Is Her With Her Sister Louise And Brother Christian
Victoria is the eldest of three kids — she has a younger sister Louise and brother Christian. Judging from these photos, the three seemed to always have a good time together, and growing up Victoria was always close to her younger siblings. Little Louise seems very entertained by whatever it is Victoria just said...
18 '80s Victoria Was Definitely A Girly Girl
According to Biography, in 1980 six-year-old Victoria saw the musical film Fame after which she decided that her life will revolve around music. Soon afterward her parents enrolled her at Jason Theatre School, where Victoria practiced singing and dancing. We can tell that besides music and dancing, young Victoria also had a keen eye for fashion — which would come in very handy one day.
17 And Teen Victoria Did Some Fashion Photoshoots
Victoria attended the St. Mary's High School in Cheshunt and during her years there she became a member of her first band — Persuasion. As you can tell from the photos above, Victoria was also not shy in front of the camera and she proved to be a quite good model.
16 Now On To The Fun Stuff — Here's The Spice Girls' First Professional Photoshoot
How adorable do the girls look all the way back in 1995? Victoria joined the Spice Girls in 1994, and the iconic girl group released their debut hit "Wannabe" in 1996. Above you can see Victoria pose awkwardly alongside her groupmates Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton, Melanie Brown and Melanie Chisholm at their first ever photoshoot.
15 Luckily, The Ladies Got Much Better At Being In Front Of The Camera
While that first photoshoot definitely wasn't their best, the girls did get much better very quickly. Here they are on a trip to Paris and let's just say they definitely practiced their signature poses in front of a mirror. According to Biography, "Wannabe" became a number one hit in the United Kingdom, the United States, and another 35 countries — catapulting the five ladies into superstardom.
14 Here's The Squad In Cannes in 1995
Soon it became evident that the Spice Girls are not just major music icons, but also true fashionistas. Each of the five girls had their own signature style and funky nickname — Mel B was Scary Spice, Mel C was Sporty Spice, Emma was Baby Spice, Geri was Ginger Spice, and Victoria was Posh Spice.
13 And In Case You Didn't Notice, Victoria's Love For Black Started Early On
Posh Spice had a thing for sleek black clothing, which she sported during a majority of her public appearances with the Spice Girls. That and her sleek black bob hairstyle were Victoria's signature look, and honestly, we have to admit that it's pretty — all three of those looks could easily be worn today as well.
12 Her Closet Consisted Of Black Tops And Black Sunglasses
Even when Victoria wasn't performing or doing promos with the girls, black was still her go-to look. And cropped black tops paired with black sunglasses were pretty much what Victoria wore every time paparazzi managed to get a snap of her in her spare time. She certainly always looked very posh.
11 Here She Is Being Posh While Signing Autographs
Being a celebrity definitely isn't an easy job, I mean can you just imagine how much your hand must hurt after spending hours signing autographs for fans? Of course, Victoria is trying her best to handle things like a pro, even though her face does sometimes give away how bored she is...
10 Which Is Obviously A Very Exhausting And Extremely Boring Task
We bet Posh Spice wishes some photos of her were never taken, and something tells us these might be some of them. Writing all those autographs clearly drove her to her edge, and we got to see a glimpse of her not being posh at all — the annoyed and very tired Victoria kicked in.
9 Here's The Group Winning The Award For Best New Artist At The 1997 Billboard Music Awards
The 1997 Billboard Awards were pretty much owned by the Spice Girls, as the group won four awards: New Artist of the Year, Billboard Hot 100 Singles Group of the Year, Billboard 200 Group of the Year, and Billboard 200 Album of the Year for Spice. You can tell they were all thrilled about their success!
8 Here's Posh When She Found A Computer, After Which She Called The Girls So That They Could Pose With It
Alright, fair enough, we have no clue why Victoria and the girls are posing in a computer room, but remember these were the '90s and computers were a big deal back then. And for all young kids who stumbled upon this list — yes, that is what computers used to look like back in the days.
7 This Is Them During Their Spice World Tour In 1997
In 1997 the girls released their second studio album named Spiceworld, and with it, they kicked off their first world tour: Spice World. Of course, the tour was sold out, and with hist like "Spice Up Your Life" and "Stop" the Spice Girls were at the height of their fame.
6 And Here They Are Bustin' Moves On The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
With fame came plenty of TV appearances, and in the photos above you can see them as guests on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno. Of course, the girls looked fabulous and gave everyone an energetic performance of "Spice Up Your Life". And for once, Victoria decided to change her typical little black dress for a lovely red one!
5 Of Course, Back Then Victoria Tried To Attend As Many Of David's Matches As Possible
Victoria and David met in early 1997 at a charity football match, and soon afterward they took their relationship public. David was seen at the Spice Girls' concerts and Victoria was frequently cheering him on during the matches he played for Manchester United. Above you can see her during two of those, showing everyone that serving looks is possible even at a football match.
4 And You Knew The Commitment Was Real When They Got Puppies Together
The photos above were taken on a cold winter morning in London back in 1997. Victoria and Beckham who had only recently started dating decided to commit to getting two adorable puppies that they named Snoopy and Puff. According to Daily Mail, the two Rottweilers were named after rappers Snoop Dogg and Puff Daddy.
3 We Present You Posh And Becks In A Vogue Edition From 1998
Can you believe this photo is over 20 years old? We have to admit, Posh and Becks have not changed too much, and they're definitely one of those celebrity couples who give us hope that true love exists. As for the photo, are we even surprised the two are wearing all-black outfits?
2 And Here She Sightseeing With The Girls
In 1998 the girls traveled pretty much all over the world for concerts and public appearances, and every now and then they'd have a bit of free time to squeeze some sightseeing in. So here they are in the U.S. hanging out and doing touristy stuff as if they were just regular folks.
1 Lastly, This Is Her And David Showing Off A Three-Carat Marquise-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
To wrap our list up we chose the photos with which David and Victoria announced to everywhen that they are engaged. Victoria, who was dressed in all black, was clearly thrilled about her fabulous engagement ring, and David, who was — surprise, surprise — also dressed in all black, was probably just happy that Posh Spice said yes.
Sources: biography.com, dailymail.com