Victoria Beckham was crowned Woman of the Year by Glamour magazine. The former Spice Girl was hailed "a role model for achieving it all". The 33-year-old was a double winner - she also picked up the Entrepreneur of the Year award for her rapidly expanding fashion empire.
Posh jetted in from the MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles to attend the Glamour Women of the Year ceremony in London. Organizers had told her in advance about the Entrepreneur award but the Woman of the Year accolade was kept as a surprise.
Glamour editor Jo Elvin said: "For the past 10 years, Victoria Beckham has been a figure of fascination. She has successfully reinvented herself from pop star to devoted wife and mother to successful designer and business mogul."
Her business empire includes a jeans line for Rock and Republic, a collection of sunglasses, his'n'hers perfume, plus her own handbag and jewellery designs in Japan. She is also busy making her life in the US with husband David and their three children the subject of a fly-on-the-wall TV show.