Geri's [Pounds Sterling] 1/2m for a Night at the Opera; PRICEY SPICE AS HALLIWELL EARNS [Pounds Sterling]1,666 A MINUTE JUST FOR BEING TYCOON'S PARTY GUEST

The Evening Standard (London, England), February 4, 2005 | Go to article overview

Geri's [Pounds Sterling] 1/2m for a Night at the Opera; PRICEY SPICE AS HALLIWELL EARNS [Pounds Sterling]1,666 A MINUTE JUST FOR BEING TYCOON'S PARTY GUEST


Byline: PATRICK SAWER

AT THAT price she could have danced all night, and still have danced some more.

Geri Halliwell spent a night in Vienna and was reportedly paid [pounds sterling]500,000 for the pleasure of her company.

As the guest of Austrian businessman Richard Lugner and his wife Christina, she is understood to have earned [pounds sterling]100,000 an hour for her appearance at the annual Opera Ball.

The 32-year-old former Spice Girl is the latest female star to be paid a handsome sum by Mr Lugner to accompany him to the [pounds sterling]150a-head ball, held at the Vienna's State Opera House.

An insider at last night's event said today: "Geri has really hit pay-dirt here - this must be the easiest job in her life. It works out at about [pounds sterling]1,666 a minute. All she has to do is turn up, chat and dance."

To be fair, Halliwell's duties were rather more onerous than that. She also had to laugh at Mr Lugner's jokes and sign autographs at one of his many shopping centres.

He said: "I chose Geri because of her wonderful smile. Just like me and my wife, she always smiles when she sees a camera."

Mr Lugner's previous guests have included Grace Jones, Pamela Anderson, Sophia Loren, Ivana Trump and the Duchess of York, but this year seems to have cost him more than usual. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Sign up now for a free, 1-day trial and receive full access to:

  • Questia's entire collection
  • Automatic bibliography creation
  • More helpful research tools like notes, citations, and highlights
  • Ad-free environment

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

Geri's [Pounds Sterling] 1/2m for a Night at the Opera; PRICEY SPICE AS HALLIWELL EARNS [Pounds Sterling]1,666 A MINUTE JUST FOR BEING TYCOON'S PARTY GUEST
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Full screen

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.