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Designer. Model. Singer. Entrepreneur. Wife. Mother. Cover star. 40-year-old.
As Victoria Beckham hits a birthday milestone, ELLE muses on why - and how - she's become a national treasure.
In no particular order...
Behind the cover: Victoria Beckham
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She used to dress like this - and she became a style icon anyway.
David and Victoria Beckham at the Versace Club Gaga Party in London, 1999.
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Yes, she does smile. Not only that, but she makes fun of herself when she does it. And publicly.
Victoria Beckham smiles in a 2013 selfie.
She saw the potential in this man. (Retrospect is a wonderful thing.)
David Beckham during training for England in 1997.
Haven't figured out what you're doing in your 20s? Don't panic. Victoria might have had a Posh career, but it wasn't the one for her - and she was brave enough to go back to the start and try again.
A look from the Victoria Beckham s/s 2009 lookbook.
Her idol is Barbara Streisand. She told us that when David took her to see her show, he bought her 'every bit of merchandise'.
Any fan of Babs' is a friend of ours.
Victoria Beckham performs with the Spice Girls during a visit to South Africa, 1997.
When asked what she wears to bed by ELLE in 2007, this was her response: 'You don't sleep with David Beckham. I'm going to be naked if I'm getting in bed with him every night!'
David and Victoria Beckham in the Emporio Armani a/w 2009 campaign.
She's probably definitely had more hairstyles than years she's been alive. So it's not just us still searching for The One, then.
Victoria Beckham: a hair history.
There's no gender bias in her household. The boys sit on the front row; Harper plays football.
The Beckham clan sit front row at the Victoria Beckham a/w 2014 show.
ELLE is the biggest fashion magazine in the world. When we wanted to unveil a ground-breaking new design, who better could we choose to front it but La Beckham? No-one, that's who.
Victoria Beckham on the cover of ELLE, March 2013.
When the red carpet beckons only Jimmy Choo will do...
ELLE Fashion Team
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