is the Madonna's biography: Madonna was
born Louise Veronica Ciccone on 16th August,
1958, in Bay City, Michigan. She was the
oldest of eight children. Her mother died
of cancer when she was six years old.
She was brought up by her father, who
was an engineer. He remarried, and Madonna's
stepmother was called Joan.
started singing and dancing when she
was eight, participating in school shows
and being a cheerleader. She also had
piano and ballet lessons.
went to the University of Michigan,
where she studied dance, but she put
aside her studies after two years and
went to New York, because she had dreams
of becoming a star.
had no money, so she worked in shops
and as a model. She decided to start
singing, and found work as a backing
vocalist. She wrote songs, and performed
at local discos. She signed a contract
with Warner Brothers in 1982, and inmediately
her career took off. She had her first
number one hit in 1984 with Like a Virgin.
In 1985 she appeared as the lead in
the film "Desperately Seeking Susan".
this time she married Sean Penn. Unfortunately
the marriage only lasted for four years.
1992 she founded her own record company
called Maverick. In 1996 she starred
in the film Evita, and she was awarded
the Golden Globe for Best Actress. In
the same year she had her first child,
Lourdes Marķa. The father was her personal
trainer, Carlos Leon. She currently
lives in London with her English husband,
Guy Ritchie, with whom she had a second
child, a boy called Rocco.
has eleven number one hits - more than
any other female artist.