* During her childhood Britney developed a love for singing and dancing and attended many dance classes. She also enjoyed sports, in particular, gymnastics.
* When Britney was 11 years old she won a role as a mousekateer on "The New Mickey Mouse Club". There she met Justin Timberlake who would later become her boyfriend.
* Britney attended Park Lane Academy, a private school in Mississippi where she played in the girls basketball team.
* It has been reported that Britney was once an aerobics instructor at her parents gym and also worked at a novelty shop.
* Britney has studied at New York's Professional Performing Arts School.
* Britney's star began to rise in the late 90's when she became a Jive Recording Artist.
* In 1999 her debut album, "Baby One More Time" was released. It was successful worldwide and Britney soon developed a fanbase of devoted followers.
* 1999 was a big year for Britney Spears. At the MTV Music Awards in Europe she won, Best Female Singer, Best Breakthrough Artist and Best Song for her hit "Baby One More Time".
* In 1999 Britney was voted one of "Teen People" Magazine's "21 Hottest Stars Under 21". She was also voted one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People.
* Britney appeared in her underwear on a Rolling Stone magazine cover in 1999.
* More success came in early 2000 with the release of her 2nd album "Oops!...I Did It Again". She also began dating her Mickey Mouse Club friend Justin Timberlake.
* In March 2000 Britney purchased a 7-bedroom house in Charlton-Kings, England. Britney also purchased a $1.5 million loft in Greenwich Village, Manhattan for her brother Bryan.
* In 2000 Britney was ranked 4th in 'People' magazine's "Most Influential People" of the year.
* Also in 2000, Britney was offered a role in "Scary Movie", but was forced to turn it down due to concert commitments.
* In 2001 Britney was ranked number 2, behind Jennifer Lopez, as one of the the 100 sexiest women in FHM Magazine.
* Also in 2001 Britney made a deal with Pepsi for a reported $10,000,000 million.
* Britney was named one of E!'s "Top 20 Entertainers of 2001".
* In 2001 Britney turned down an offer to pose nude for an anti-fur advertisement.
* In 2002 Cosmopolitan Magazine voted Britney as being one of the "Fun and Fearless Females".
* In March 2002 it was reported that Britney and boyfriend Justin Timberlake broke up.
* Britney is one of the most popular celebrities on the Internet. In April 2002 Britney ranked 2nd on Lycos' top 50 web searches.
* In 2002 Britney Spears made her big-screen debut in the teen road-trip drama "Crossroads".
* In July 2002 Britney Spears will appear in the third Austin Powers installment "Austin Powers In Goldmember".