Geri Halliwell

  1. Lori Petty, Tank Girl, 1995.     “I just like the fact that I had something personally to do with the Spice Girls,” director Rachel Talalay told the Den of Geek website. “We had these great open casting calls which were an absolute blast – and that’s where the Spice Girls first met. In London there was a three-hour wait… there were so many people and there was no time. But apparently two or three of the Spice Girls were in line next to each other (Geri; Victoria Beckham, then Adams; Emma Bunton) and just said: Oh, fuck this –  let’s go make a band!”
  2. LaChanze, Hercules, 1996.     Halliwell was due for Terpsichode, the Muse of Dance (aka The Frizzy-Haired Muse) when The Spice Girls were up for voicing all four Muses in the Disney toon – stolen with Robin Williams/Aladdin bravura by James Woods as Hades. (LaChanze was eight months pregnant when her husband, Calvin J Gooding, was killed on 9/11).
  3. Lucy Liu, Charlie’s Angels,  2000.    Drew Barrymore bought the movie rights and proved herself as star and producer. Just look at the 27 girls she shuffled to find Lucy  as the right  angel Alex Munday: Aaliyah (“too young”), Asia Argento, Halle Berry, Lara Flynn Boyle, Helena Bonham Carter, Penélope Cruz, Kristin Davis, Jodie Foster, Angie Harmon (stuck on Law & Order),  Salma Hayek, Ashley Judd, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Nia Long, Gwyneth Paltrow, Tiffani Thiessen, Uma Thurman, Liv Tyler, Michelle Yeoh, Kate Winslet, Reese Witherspoon, Robin Wright, Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones… And three singers: Lauryn Hill and two Spice Girls: Victoria Beckham and Geri Halliwell.

 Birth year: Death year: Other name: Usual occupation: SingerCasting Calls:  3