The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2007

This year one power couple made such an impact that they earned two spots on the list of "The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2007."

David and Victoria Beckham sat down with Barbara Walters for their first interview together since their British invasion earlier this year.

The hottest soccer star and the poshest of the Spice Girls are an unstoppable celebrity juggernaut, combining sports, television, fashion, music and pure sex appeal. How do they feel about being called the sexiest couple in the world?

"Ooh, I love that," Victoria told Walters. "I haven't heard it before, but I love it."

Being the Beckhams


The Beckhams came "across the pond" so David could play soccer for the L.A. Galaxy. But that five-year deal, reportedly worth up to $250 million with incentives, is just a small part of the Beckham brand, which includes Victoria's reunion tour with the Spice Girls, their DVB fashion merchandise and endorsement deals — reportedly worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

It's a far cry from David's modest beginnings in the suburbs of London.

"My father used to take me onto the field every day," David told Walters. "He was obsessed by soccer and he just put it into me. I joined a team when I was 8, and it went on from there. And it's all I ever, all I ever wanted to do, you know."


David said this year has been a difficult one for him on the field. "On the soccer side, it's been tough because it's more frustrating than ever. … I've never had so many injuries in such a short space of time," he said. "And I play soccer because it's my passion."

While David was discovering his passion as a child, about 20 miles away, Victoria Adams was growing up with her two younger siblings. She says she always wanted to be famous.

"The most important thing about being famous — it gives you a voice," she said.


As David became an international soccer star, Victoria found her voice as Posh Spice, a member of one of the best-selling girl groups of all time — the Spice Girls.

When David saw a music video of the group, he says he knew he was looking at his future wife.

"I said, I'm going to marry that girl," he said.

"I think it was the cat suit, wasn't it?" asked Victoria.

"Definitely, the cat suit," David replied.

The couple met when Victoria attended one of David's games with her manager.

"He just introduced me to David, and what I loved about him — all the other players were at the bar with their friends getting drunk, and David was there with his family, with his mother and his father and his younger sister," Victoria said. "And I love that about him, you know."

Their own family includes three boys: Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz.

"I'd love more children," said David. "I'd love two more children. I've always wanted a big family, I love, I love big families so…"

What does his wife have to say about that?

"I think this is the first she's heard about this," David said. "Now she knows, you know, I really want two more children."

Victoria isn't just a soccer mom. She recently reunited with the Spice Girls and this week returned to the stage for the first time in seven years. She dismisses rumors that she and her fellow band members didn't get along.

"Things get made up all the time," she said. "You know, of course we argued. But, you know, it's been great getting back together, and it's been as if we never actually split up."

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