Madonna is probably the most iconic female singer alive today. She has been around since the ‘80s and she has reinvented herself several times since then. She’s also inspired a lot of other artists like Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Lady Gaga. Amazingly, after almost four decades, she’s still on top of the world and is no closer to slowing done than she was 30 years ago. While many of us feel like we know everything about her, we have 10 things that you didn’t know about Madonna:
The “Material Girl” singer was born Madonna Louise Ciccone on August 16, 1958 in Bay City, Michigan to Silvio Anthony “Tony” Ciccone, an engineer designer for Chrysler and General Motors whose parents were immigrants from Italy, and Madonna Louise Fortin, an x-ray technician and former dancer whose parents were of French Canadian origin. She has two older brothers, Anthony and Martin, and three younger siblings, Paula, Christopher and Melanie, and was raised in the Detroit suburbs of Pontiac and Avon Township.