Celebrity

Melanie Brown, aka Scary Spice

Melanie Brown, also known as Mel B, earned her spot as Scary Spice in the Spice Girls for being the outrageous and in-- one. With her voluminous curly hair, loud Leeds accent and crazy outfits (which mostly consisted of leopard print) Mel B certainly stood out.

D.O.B: 29 May, 1975
STAR SIGN: Gemini
HOMETOWN: Leeds, West Yorkshire, England

Melanie Brown, also known as Mel B, earned her spot as Scary Spice in the Spice Girls for being the outrageous and in-- one. With her voluminous curly hair, loud Leeds accent and crazy outfits (which mostly consisted of leopard print) Mel B certainly stood out.

She rode the success of the all- group until the girls started to go their separate ways, and in 2000 she released her first solo album Hot. The album produced three top five singles including the number one single I Want You Back featuring Missy Elliott.

After Mel B parted with her record company she started a new career as a TV presenter and actress. In 2001, her own show This Is My Moment was a great success and, after the second series, she made a documentary about Africans voodoos. Mel also played the role of Mimi in the musical Rent on Broadway.

In 1999 Mel B gave birth to her fist daughter, Phoenix Chi, to then hubby Jimmy Gulzar. Her second bub, daughter Angel Iris came along in 2007. Angel Iris's father is Eddie Murphy, who Mel dated for a few months in 2006. Scandal surrounded the birth of Angel Iris when Eddie denied being her father. A paternity test proved him wrong!

Useless facts:

  • Mel B came second on the US version of Dancing With The Stars last year.
  • Her first job was as a telemarketer.
  • She has a pierced tongue.
  • Mel has a bestselling autobiography called Catch A Fire.
  • She once had a short relationship with Peter Andre.
  • Her first solo single sold 80,000 copies in the first week.