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, Cherokee Kid, From Dusk Till Dawn, The Guyver, A Simple Plan, and For The Love Of The Game. 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." She has worked in a 7UP commercial where she had to pick the spokesperson up who weighed in at 225lbs and carried him out of a department store. Since 1986, Spice has been stunt doubling Deidre Hall (Marlena) on “Days of our Lives and recently, played the jail cell bully, Veronica, who fights Marlena. 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 film called, “Bare Knuckles” with a cameo by Sir Anthony Hopkins and she just finished coordinating a very scary film, “Underground,” with Sophia Pernas and Ross Thomas.
Stunts came into play almost 29 years ago when Spice was asked to double an actress playing a Judo instructor opposite Rock Hudson. Since then, she has doubled for the likes of Louise Fletcher, Meg Foster, Katherine Ross, Clare Carey, Deidre Hall, Cindy Pickett, Linda Kozlowski, Eileen Brennen, Becky Ann Baker, Kelly Preston and many more. Spice also Stunt Coordinates feature films, Television shows and commercials. Her stunt expertise is in fighting & “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 black belts in Arjukanpo & Eskrima and is Certified Level 1 in Israeli KAPAP. 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 is currently going after her PhD in Holistic Nutrition. In December of 1998, she was voted into the Marquis Who’s Who in America-West and this year became one of only three women to take a Black Belt in the style of Arjukanpo, involving 5 combatant styles. 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, who is equally healthy and active!