bflist#156. MELANIE CHISHOLM (living). Bands assoc./w: Spice Girls; solo w/band; Bryan Adams; singer-songwriter, actor, businesswoman. Real name: Melanie Jayne Chisholm. A.K.A.: Melanie C, Mel C, Sporty Spice. Religious beliefs: She states that she is Christian, but believes that it's within. She is not religious but claims to be spiritual. Her celtic cross tattoo is "for protection."