Fashion icon, businesswoman, wife of an internationally-renowned footballer and, of course, member of one of the most successful pop acts in British history, Victoria Beckham is the quintessential modern celebrity. Yet although she is one of the world's best-known public figures, very little is known about the woman behind the glamorous exterior. In Victoria, Sean Smith embarks on the first in-depth study of this international superstar, and reveals a fascinating portrait of the girl who transformed herself from an overweight, insecure and bullied teenager into Posh Spice. Victoria is a complete reasessment of the woman everyone thinks they know. Smith goes back to the very beginning to recount the highs and lows of her extraordinary life, from childhood to the present. Along the way, she has struggled with her weight, jealousy, the pressures of fame, and her husband's alleged infidelity. Victoria is a thorough and affectionate account of the obstacles she has faced, her rise to fame, and her current life, right up to the hugely successful 2007 Spice Girls Reunion Tour.
Sean Smith is the UK's leading celebrity biographer whose bestselling books have been translated throughout the world. His subjects include J.K. Rowling, Robbie Williams, Kylie Minogue, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Jennifer Aniston and Victoria Beckham. Described by the Independent as a 'fearless chronicler', he specializes in meticulous research leaving his West London home to go 'on the road' to find the real person behind the star image.