One of the
sexiest women of the last two decades, Madonna has proven her abilities on
stage, screen, video and book. From children's stories to sex in
hardcover, this platinum lovely has matured to be one very hot woman of a
certain age. Her yoga-doing body is kept svelte and luscious with
fresh air, good food, exercise and a deep sense of spirituality, depending
on what new knowledge she's currently dissecting.
Louise Veronica Ciccone was born to her French-Canadian mom and Italian dad
on August 16, 1958 in Bay City, Michigan, one of seven children. She
lost her mother to breast cancer at the age of five. Madonna went on
to attend Catholic School and later graduated from Rochester Adams High in
1976, where she was a cheerleader, and performed well enough academically to
earn a college scholarship. She studied modern dance at the University
of Michigan, later joining the Alvin Ailey dance troupe. For a time,
Madonna lent her considerable talents to The Bridgemen Drum and Bugle Corps.
to begin her dreams of stardom, Madonna left college after three semesters
and moved to New York. She landed some roles with small dance troupes,
but it would be singing that would make her dreams come true. The
release in 1983 of her first, self-titled album caused very little stir.
However, the songs were perfect for the dance clubs, became popular there,
then slowly began to receive airplay. The first hit off the album was
the catchy, upbeat Holiday, soon followed by Lucky Star and Borderline.
Her number one hit Like a Virgin, from the album of the same name,
solidified her success. 1985 brought Madonna a sold out tour and two
film roles, in Desperately Seeking Susan and Vision Quest."
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