Madonna is an American singer, songwriter, and actress who is widely considered the “Queen of Pop”. She has sold over 300 million albums across the world and is the top-selling female artist of all time. She has won seven Grammy awards. Madonna”s hit songs include “Like A Virgin,” “Take a Bow,” “Like a Prayer,” “Hung Up,” “Frozen,” “Secret,” “Music,” “Vogue,” “Papa Don”t Preach,” and “4 Minutes.” As an actress, she made her acting debut in the low-budget feature A Certain Sacrifice in 1979. Her well-known films include Desperately Seeking Susan, Dick Tracy, A League of Their Own, and Evita. For her work in the 1996 film Evita, she received a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. Born Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone on August 16, 1958 in Bay City, Michigan, to Silvio and Madonna Louise Ciccone, she is of Italian descent on her father”s side, and of French-Canadian descent on her mother”s side. After graduating from Rochester Adams High School in Rochester, Michigan, she won a scholarship to study modern dance and drama for 3 semesters at the University of Michigan. Madonna moved to New York City in 1978, for a career in modern dance. After performing as a member of the pop musical groups Breakfast Club and Emmy, she released her self-titled debut album, Madonna in 1983, by Sire Records. She was married to Sean Penn from 1985 to 1989 and Guy Ritchie from 2000 to 2008.
Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone Personal Details
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Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone
Nonnie, Maddy, Mo, The Material Girl, Madge, The Queen of Pop
Date of Birth:
16 August 1958
Bay City, Michigan, USA
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White (Italian and French-Canadian)
Occupation / Job(s):
Singer-songwriter, Record producer, Actress, Author, Director, Philanthropist
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Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone Family Details
Silvio Ciccone (Worked at Chrysler and General Motors as design engineer)
Madonna Louise Ciccone (Died of breast cancer in 1963)
Christopher Ciccone (Brother), Martin Ciccone (Brother), Anthony Ciccone (Brother), Paula Ciccone (Sister), Melanie Ciccone (Sister), Mario Ciccone (Half-Brother), Jennifer Ciccone (Half-Sister) Others: Joan Gustafson (Step-mother), Bambina De Giulio (Great-aunt), Elsie Mae Fortin (Grandmother), Willard Fortin (Grandfather)
Guy Ritchie (m. 2000â€“2008), Sean Penn (m. 1985â€“1989)
Lourdes Maria Ciccone Leon, Rocco Ritchie, Mercy James, David Banda Mwale Ciccone Ritchie
Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone Body Measurements
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35-26-34 in (89-66-86 cm)
35 inches (89 cm)
26 inches (66 cm)
34 inches (86 cm)
Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone Distinctive Features
Toned and muscular arms
Gapped front tooth
Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone Education
St. Andrew”s Elementary School West Junior High School Rochester Adams High School, Rochester, Michigan (1976) University of Michigan (dropped out) Alvin Ailey American Dance TheaterSt. Andrew”s Elementary School West Junior High School Rochester Adams High School, Rochester, Michigan (1976) University of Michigan (dropped out) Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone Brand Endorsements
Pepsi (1989), Zico coconut water
She appeared in a Panasonicâ€™s Japanese television commercial in 1987.
Madonna was raised as Roman Catholic.
Best Known For
Her various singles and albums released throughout her career.
Madonna released her first album titled Madonna on July 27, 1983, via Sire Records. She was able to sell 10 million copies around the world. The album charted at #8 in U.S. and France, #6 in the UK. It was certified as 5x Platinum in the USA.
It received 5 out of 5 stars from AllMusic. The dance-pop album is approx 40 minutes long and contains 8 singles.
In 1985, she appeared in a romantic drama film titled Vision Quest for her role as â€œsinger at the clubâ€.
As an Author
She has authored a coffee table book of fantasy genre titled S*x released on October 21, 1992.
Madonna takes the help from personal trainer Nicole Winhoffer.
She has a grueling workout routine and is believed to have 14.5 inches biceps.
Along with the help of her trainer, Madonna released a fitness DVD series named â€œHard Candy Fitnessâ€™ Addicted to Sweatâ€œ.
As per Nicole, the DVD is for everyone who is looking to achieve a body like Madonna. One does not need to even leave their home while working out and does not require any gym membership too. The series target every body part of a person – all body workout.
Of course, Madonna does dance cardio daily.
Madonna Favorite Things
Food – Burrito (Mexican), Japanese foods
Easter Candy – Cadbury Creme Eggs
Super Bowl Moment – Singing â€˜Like A Prayerâ€™
Mode of Procrastination – Plucking the eyebrows
Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone Interesting Facts
*Born on August 16, 1958 in Bay City, Michigan, she was raised as Roman Catholic. *She was a high school cheerleader. *She is the fourth-best-selling music artist worldwide (300 million). *Her “Sticky & Sweet Tour” is the seventh-highest-grossing concert tour of all time ($408,000,000). *People Magazine named her one of the top 50 Most Beautiful People in the World in 1991, and “25 Most Intriguing People of 2001′. *She ranked #8 on VH1″s 100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll, and ranked #6 in Life”s 100 Greatest Rockers List in March 2002. *In Jan 2000, she was placed at #35 in the list of “100 sexiest women” of the 20th Century by Playboy. *Forbes magazine named her world”s wealthiest female musician in January 2008. *She is a fan of Betty Grable, Carole Lombard and Katharine Hepburn. *She is a huge fan of Dannii Minogue and Kylie Minogue. *Her favorite Designers are Dolce & Gabbana, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Betsey Johnson, Gianni Versace, Stella McCartney and Maripol. *She is good friends with Herb Ritts, Jean-Baptiste Mondino, Mary Lambert and David Fincher. *Visit her official website: www.madonna.com
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