Madonna Louise Ciccone
M, Nonnie, Madge, Maddy, Mo, The Material Girl, Esther, The Queen of Pop, The Queen of Reinvention, The Queen of Songs, Little Nonnie
Bay City, Michigan, U.S.
Madonna studied at St. Frederick’s and St. Andrew’s Catholic Elementary Schools. Subsequently, she attended West Middle School.
Later, she went to Rochester Adams High School in Michigan. She also earned a dance scholarship to the University of Michigan. But, after attending it for 3 semesters, she dropped out.
Singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, actress, author
- Father – Silvio Anthony Ciccone (Worked at Chrysler and General Motors as design engineer)
- Mother – Madonna Louise (née Fortin) (Died of breast cancer in 1963. She was 30 at that time.)
- Siblings – Martin Ciccone (Brother), Anthony Ciccone (Brother), Paula Ciccone (Sister), Christopher Ciccone (Brother), Melanie Ciccone (Sister), Jennifer Ciccone (Half-Sister), Mario Ciccone (Half-Brother)
- Others – Joan Gustafson (Stepmother) (Worked as housekeeper in Madonna’s own home)
Madonna has five full blood siblings. All of them have been mentioned above. She was the third one among all of the six children.
Her work is managed by an Israeli-American businessman, Guy Oseary.
Dance, electronic, rock, pop
Vocals, drums, guitar, percussion
Maverick, Interscope, Live Nation, Sire, Warner Bros.
5 ft 4½ in or 164 cm
54 kg or 119 pounds
Boyfriend / Spouse
Madonna dated –
- Sandra Bernhard (1985-1988) – American comedian, Sandra had a RUMORed relationship with Madonna. They never confirmed their relationship to the public but went on multiple dates publicly. Andrew Morton, English journalist also mentioned about the secret Madonna’s sexual relationship with Sandra.
- Prince (1985) – The singers Prince and Madonna had a fling in 1985.
- Sean Penn (1985-1989) – She started dating actor Sean Penn in April of 1984. Their dating relationship was turned into a marriage, the very next year. On August 16, 1985, the couple married. She also dedicated her third album entitled “True Blue” to Sean. Their divorce was finalized on September 14, 1989, which was actually filed by Madonna in January 1989.
- John Kennedy Jr. (1987) – Her relationship with Sean started getting cold in 1987 only and this was the time she started passing her time with American politician and royalty John F Kennedy, Jr. He and Madonna dated together for a couple of months in 1987. He is 17 years her junior.
- Warren Beatty (1989-1990) – Madonna started dating her 21 years senior and actor Warren Beatty in January 1989. They both dated for one and a half years until August 1990.
- Tony Ward (1990-1991) – American model Tony Ward was also RUMORed to be an item with Madonna during early 1990s.
- Vanilla Ice (1992) – Vanilla Ice (or Robert Van Winkle) dated Madonna in 1992. He started dating her in February 1992 and continued dating until October in that year. He actually ended the relationship at that time as Madonna released her book titled S*x. In that book, the couple’s images along with Madonna’s images with other men were published and this hurt him as he didn’t want to be a part of that erotic book.
- John Enos III (1992) – After separating from Vanilla Ice, Madonna was RUMORed to be dating actor John in the ending months of 1992.
- Anthony Kiedis (1993) – In 1993, the singers Anthony Kiedis and Madonna had a fling with each other. Their separation was amicable.
- Dennis Rodman (1994) – A former NBA (National Basketball Association) player Dennis Rodman had a very public two-month relationship with Madonna in the year 1994.
- Jenny Shimizu (1994) – A model from U.S. Jenny Shimizu claimed in her biography that she dated Madonna in the year 1994. But, it’s still assumed to be a RUMOR.
- Carlos Leon (1994-1997) – Actor Carlos, who is eight years younger than Madonna had a three-year-long relationship with her from September 1994 until September 1997. The couple gave birth to their first child – a daughter, named Lourdes Maria Ciccone Leon (b. October 14, 1996).
- Chris Paciello (1998) – Maddy was RUMORed to be dating a member of The Untouchables car-theft ring and the nightclub owner in Miami Beach in 1998.
- Guy Ritchie (1999-2008) – Guy Ritchie, English film director had a very long relationship with Madonna. After starting dating in August of 1999, the duo married on December 22, 2000, in a lavish ceremony in Scotland. They originally had met via a mutual friend and musician Sting. Madonna gave birth to couple’s first child a son named Rocco John on August 11, 2000. They also adopted a child named, David Banda on September 24, 2005. She separated with him in October 2008, but their divorce was finalized in January 2009.
- Alex Rodríguez (2008) – In 2008, she was romantically linked to baseball player Alex Rodríguez. They appeared in public several times during this year. A-Rod, who is 17 years younger than Madonna met her via Guy Oseary (He is a manager and works for both of these).
- Jesus Luz (2008-2010) – This time, the guy is from Brazil. Jesus Luz, a Brazilian model dated Madonna from December 2008 until 2010. There is a huge 29 years of age difference. They are like mother-child.
- Brahim Zaibat (2010-2013) – This time again, Madonna dated a much younger boy, Brahim, a dancer, by profession. They dated for three years from September 2010 and separated in December 2013.
- Timor Steffens (2014) – In early 2014, she was RUMORed to be dating with Dutch backup dancer Timor Steffens.
- Idris Elba (2016) – In October 2016, she was seen kissing actor, musician, and DJ Idris Elba and sparked dating RUMORs.
- Aboubakar Soumahoro (2016-2017) – Madonna started dating an Ivory Coast African model, Aboubakar Soumahoro in March 2016 after meeting him at a London party in November 2015. He is 32 years her junior. They split after dating for nearly a year in early 2017. During the course of their relationship, he was living in Madonna’s New York mansion.
- Kevin Sampaio (2017-Present) – In June 2017, Madonna was reportedly dating another model, Kevin Sampaio. They first met in 2015 during the shooting of the “B**ch I’m Madonna” music video.
- Tupac Shakur – Madonna has claimed that she dated American rapper Tupac Shakur for 3 years. Tupac ended their relationship in January 1995 because she was white. He thought that if he remained with her, he would be letting many of his fans and supporters down.
Note – In 2009, she adopted a girl from Malawi named, Chifundo “Mercy” James (b. January 2006). Later, in February 2007, she again adopted twin sisters, Esther Ciccone and Stella Ciccone (b. August 24, 2012).
She has a total of 6 children – 2 biological and 4 adopted.
Race / Ethnicity
Madonna is of Italian American descent on her father’s side, while she has French Canadian ancestry on her mother’s side.
She has naturally dark brown hair.
But, Madonna likes to dye them blonde.
- Toned and muscular arms
- Gapped front tooth
35-27-33 in or 89-68.5-84 cm
8 (US) or 40 (EU)
8 (US) or 38.5 (EU)
Pepsi (1989), Zico coconut water
She appeared in a Panasonic’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 UK. It was certified as 5x Platinum in 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 “singer at club”.
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 “Hard Candy Fitness’ Addicted to Sweat“.
As per the 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 do 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 ‘Like A Prayer’
- Mode of Procrastination – Plucking the eyebrows
- Madonna was a high school cheerleader just like Kendall Jenner and others.
- She used to be called by the name “Little Nonnie” by her family members as she shares her full name with her mom.
- She was a good student in high school and was known for her high grades. She was such a girl who used to do perform cartwheels, handstands, play on the monkey bars, etc. during the breaks in between the classes during her school time.
- Madonna has also worked at Dunkin’ Donuts and with some dance troupes.
- The bravest thing, which she has done so far is when she first went to New York with $35 in her pocket.
- She is considered to be the most influential female recording artist of all time by CNN.
- In her childhood, she was also forced to give a group of boys fellatio. She termed it as rape and the incident made her stronger and was a motivating thing for her career.
- She was born at 7:05 AM EDT.
- Her birthday and singer Elvis Presley‘s death falls on the same date.
- She was offered the lead role in the 1989 film The Fabulous Baker Boys, but she turned it down.
- Visit her official website @ madonna.com.
- Connect with Madonna on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Instagram, YouTube, and Flickr.