- Won a beauty contest at age 3.
- Spent time as a child modeling and doing commercials.
- After seeing Olivia Newton-John in Grease, she told her mother she wanted to become a singer.
- Was the last member to join the Spice Girls, after an original member left the group.
- Her 2001 debut solo album, A Girl Like Me, was certified gold in the United Kingdom and featured the hit single "What Took You So Long?"
- Feared she would never be able to have children after being diagnosed with endometriosis at 25, and was relieved when she had two healthy babies.