The Story of Spice...
Born on a ranch in North Hollywood, California, Spice rode her horse to kindergarten, grew up playing in her father's medical offices, eventually hitting the road as a musician, singer, and dancer under contract to 20th Century-Fox Records. Overcoming a seven-year drug and alcohol problem, at the age of 26, she turned to God, nutrition and exercise with the eventual promise of helping others to turn their lives around. As she got older, Spice changed the course of her career and began studying acting for stage and film. After hearing about roles for female warriors, wrestlers, and super-heroines, she began to kickbox and bodybuild, slowly creating a niche for herself.
Spice has worked in such feature motion pictures as Star Trek V, From Dusk Till Dawn, The Guyver, A Simple Plan, and The House, Terminator Genesis. She has also guest-starred on numerous TV shows including, Roseanne, My Two Dads, Women In Prison, Mama's Family, The Bold And The Beautiful, Step by Step, The Smart Guy, Diagnosis Murder, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Srcubs, in what she terms as an "action actress." "In fact," says Spice, "I can't remember doing a role where I wasn't asked to perform some kind of physical feat” Since 1986, Spice has been stunt doubling Deidre Hall (Marlena) on “Days of our Lives and has also played several roles on that soap. She had the great honor of working with Clint Eastwood on “Million Dollar Baby,” and then had a blast working on an independent film in with Luke Goss, called “Dead UnDead.” She is very proud of co-starring in an incredible film called, “The Sensei,” with Diana Lee Inosanto starring & directing, a fun film called, “Bare Knuckles, “ and recently, she played a warden in a Stallone film, "Reach Me," and can be seen as a hooker on the new TV show, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine." Currently, Spice has produced her own show called, “I FIGHT FOR MY LIFE” about women victims and turning them into women victors! Spice's latest film is called, DUKE. A beautiful tribute to John Wayne.
Stunts came into play in 1980 when Spice was asked to double an actress playing a Judo instructor opposite Rock Hudson. Since then, she has doubled for the likes of Shirley MacLaine, Louise Fletcher, Meg Foster, Katherine Ross, Clare Carey, Deidre Hall, Cindy Pickett, Linda Kozlowski, Eileen Brennan, Becky Ann Baker, Kelly Preston and many more. Spice also stunt coordinates feature films, television shows and commercials. Her stunt expertise is in fighting and “hitting the ground”.
Although Spice has crashed cars, dove through glass windows, taken stair falls, executed 30-foot ratchets, 50-foot high falls, and hung from helicopters 350 feet above the ground, she is perhaps best known for her ability to pick a 300 pound man up over her head in a fireman's carry.
Gracing the cover and pages of over 100 magazines, both here and abroad, Spice has also made a name for herself as a nutritional expert writing for magazine as Ms. Fitness, Natural Muscle Magazine, and World Black Belt. She holds a 3rd DAN in Arjukanpo, 1st DAN in Eskrima, and is Certified Level B in Israeli KAPAP, Security Defensive Tactics, and GIKA in Guatemala. Her successful joint venture with her husband -- a popular line of vegetarian food products called "Spice Of Life Meatless Meats & Jerky." She holds two Masters Degrees and a PhD in Natural Health Sciences. In December of 1998, she was voted into the Marquis Who’s Who in America-West. One of her greatest honors was posing for a 30ft bronze statue where she represents the past, present and future female athletes of the Olympics. Spice's goal is to continue to set an example for the "women of the new millennium" -- spiritually focused, mentally alert, and physically capable. Spice is married to Gregory Crosby -- screenwriter and first-born grandson of actor/singer Bing Crosby and they have a beautiful son, Luke Gregory Crosby, who is equally healthy and active and an amazing actor!
Aside from the numerous martial arts accolades Spice has received, she has been working on a project to help women take their power back when attacked. She seeks to save individuals from the horrors involved in sexual harassment and help them be prepared should anything happen. Visit I Fight For My Life to learn more about the show she's working on and to obtain a valuable tool that could save your life.