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17 Facts You May Have Never Known About “Spice World”

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3. The film also references Poirot during Emma's murder mystery scene.

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The movie is actually jam-packed with references to other movies. Jason's "Ch Ch Ch Ah Ah Ah" theme from Friday the 13th can be heard waking Emma up later in the haunted mansion, and the girls discussing having the same nightmare is a nod to Nightmare on Elm Street.


5. Similarly, scenes shot with a cameo from Gary Glitter were removed after he was arrested on child pornography charges.

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The movie still includes the Spice Girls performing Glitter's "Leaders of the Gang".

6. Spice World was the first reunion between Meat Loaf and Richard O'Brien since the two starred in Rocky Horror Picture Show.

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O'Brien, who created Rocky Horror and played Riff Raff, starred in Spice World as the villainous paparazzo Damien, while Meat Loaf, who played Eddie in Rocky Horror was Dennis the driver of the Spice Bus.


9. The film was nominated for seven Razzies.

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The Golden Raspberry Awards celebrate the worst film has to offer. Spice World was nominated for Worst Picture, Worse Screen Couple, Worse Supporting Actor, Worst Screenplay, Worst New Star, Worst Original Song, and Worst Actress.

12. During the photo montage scene, the girls dress up as the various people mentioned in their song "The Lady is a Vamp".

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The girls dress up like Jackie O, Charlie's Angels, Wonder Woman, Marilyn Monroe, Twiggy, and even Sandy and Danny from Grease, to name a few.


13. Barry Humphries ditched Dame Edna's purple-rinse to play tabloid mogul Kevin McMaxford.

The fictional character of McMaxford has been commonly referred to as a "Rupert Murdoch-type".

14. And basically every British actor had a cameo in the film. For example, Jennifer Saunders is credited as ~Fashionable Woman~.

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What a fashionable t-shirt, Jennifer.

The film also included cameos from Elton John, Elvis Costello, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Bob Hoskins, Michael Barrymore, Rodger Moore, Bob Geldof, and so many more.