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7 Things You Didn't Know About 'Spice World'

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In the mid-to-late 90s, it was impossible to go anywhere without hearing or seeing something related to the Spice Girls. The five-piece all-girl group made a huge stamp on the world of pop music, thanks to their undeniably catchy hits and their "Girl Power!" message that found a massive audience not just in their native England, but worldwide!

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Best of all, they each had very different looks and personalities, meaning everyone had a favorite! I was personally all about Baby, but they were all pretty great.

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To capitalize on the group's massive success and upcoming second album, they partnered up with Columbia Pictures for the musical comedy Spice World in 1997. The movie was a massive hit worldwide and still has thousands of fans to this day, but I'm willing to bet there's some things about it you didn't notice as a kid. Let's take a look!

1) It has a ton of celebrity cameos you probably missed

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There's the obvious ones, like how the girls meet up with Elton John (who is friends with them in real life and even invited them to perform in a TV special of his in 1997). However, did you know that their bus driver, Dennis, is played by none other than Meat Loaf?

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Or that the judge in one of the fantasy sequences is Stephen Fry?

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Or that James Bond himself, Sir Roger Moore, is the girls' Chief, who speaks almost entirely in spy lingo?

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2) It was supposed to have even more celebrity cameos

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Gary Oldman wanted to be in the movie since his sons were huge fans of the Spice Girls, but couldn't due to scheduling issues.

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Jason Isaacs, who you probably know best as Lucius Malfoy from the Harry Potter movies, had an appearance that was ultimately cut from the movie.

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The movie's producers even had plans to have then-Prime Minister Tony Blair appear in the movie, though apparently it never panned out.

3) Some references had to be edited out due to real-world deaths

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The original cut of the movie had references to both Princess Diana and Gianni Versace, who were both alive during filming. However, these references were removed during editing because of their deaths.

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Click to the next page for even more surprising trivia about Spice World!

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