Spice Girl Victoria "Posh" Beckham descends from a buddy of Karl Marx.
Beckham, born Victoria Adams, is the great-great-great-granddaughter of revolutionary and artist Carl Heinrich Pfaender, suggests Hans Mueller, a historian from the southwestern city of Heilbronn.
Pfaender took part in the failed communist revolution of 1848 and was forced to flee to London where he worked as a miniaturist and painter to make ends meet.He should have just joined a girl group and married a soccer player.
Mueller said: "He certainly didn't get rich doing it - his wife was buried in a pauper's grave." [Link]