Geri Horner has wowed fans with an incredible throwback photo from around 25 years ago on her Instagram.
Holding a cat and beaming from ear to ear Geri looks to be in her late teens or early twenties in the candid shot.
Hundreds of admirers have commented on the resemblance to movie icon Marilyn Monroe but in the photo, with her bouffant hair and skinny-as-a-cigarette pants the diminutive Spice Girl looks more like a vintage Seventies Sindy doll.
Geri is clearly a Marilyn fan though, one of the characters in her ‘Ugenia’ series of children’s books is clearly based on the quintessential blonde bombshell.
Geri wuld have been about 19 or 20 when the photo was taken
- Emma Bunton shares rare family snap with partner Jade Jones and their two sons
Geri was the first of the original five to leave the Spice Girls, in 1998, but she’s at the heart of the band’s reunion.
While Victoria Beckham will not be taking part in the new shows Geri insists that the Artist Formerly Known As Posh will always be a Spice Girl, saying on ITV’s Lorraine: “Vicky is supportive on and off the stage
“The five of us have always had this thing, we support each other on and off stage. We did speak to her and meet up with her and we said, ‘Look, you’re in the band on and off the stage, it doesn’t matter’.”
Geri will be on tour with (eighty per cent of) The Spice Girls next year
- Spice Girls started with different name – and 2 of them weren’t original members
Elsewhere in Spice Girl history, on the day that the new Spice Girls dates were announced, Geri tweeted the answer to an age-old mystery.
The refrain in Spice Up Your Life is not…as you might reasonably have assumed… ‘I see ya, hold tight’ but the altogether more international ‘Hai – Si – Ja – Hold Tight.’
That is to say, yes in Japanese, Spanish and German respectively, followed by the classic bus conductor’s warning.
Showbiz and TV editor’s picks
Anne Hegarty cringe moment
I’m A Celebrity fix scandal
Emily Atack’s exes
Cheryl hits back at diva