Emma Bunton Movies and Career Information
Jan 21, 1976
Emma Lee Bunton (born 21 January 1976) is an English pop singer-songwriter and actress. She was a member of the 1990s girl group, the Spice Girls, in which she was known as Baby Spice as she was the youngest member. In 2010, she joined the judging panel on ITV's Dancing On Ice and is the host of Channel 5's Don't Stop Believing. Bunton was born in Finchley, north London, raised a Catholic, and grew up in Woodside Park. Her parents, Pauline, a karate instructor, and Trevor, a milkman, split up when she was 11, after which she stayed with her mother. She has a younger brother, Paul James. Bunton went to St. Theresa's primary school, in Finchley, then Sylvia Young Theatre School in Marylebone. She appeared briefly in the BBC series EastEnders in 1992 as a mugger. In 1993, she appeared in the ITV1 police series, The Bill, and also made a brief appearance as a prostitute in the BBC drama series To Play the King. After appearing on the show she was offered a temporary role as a troubled prostitute trying to kick her drug habit, however she turned it down as she wanted to maintain a wholesome image. She joined the Spice Girls (then called Touch) in 1993 after Michelle Stephenson left.