It is almost hard to believe that Madonna is over 50 years old. As we still remember this new eccentric new singer in the early 1980's with strange new looks and video clips like none other female singer had done before her.
I am sure some people even thought that the name Madonna was a completely fabricated name to sound more showbiz. However, Madonna is the real first name of Madonna Ciccone born to an Italian father and a French Canadian mother whose first name was also Madonna.
Madonna's mother died when she was only 5 years old and the singer has admitted during several interviews that her mother's death affected her deeply and was the reason of some of her behaviors and overall personality.
She felt abandoned and weak and was determined to be strong. She said that this was the drive of her success as one of the most successful singer of all times.
Madonna is the top-selling rock music female with over 300 million records sold worldwide and 64 million albums in the United States. She is the second 2nd best female overall record selling of the 20th century only after Barbara Streisand.
During the 1980's and the first half of the 1990's no other female singers could even remotely reach the kind of success, fame and popularity that Madonna had reached.
Madonna who has revealed herself that she had been influenced by Marilyn Monroe, which was evident in the music video "Material Girl", is definitely bearing some kind or resemblance with her down to the neck blond hair, fair skin and red lips.
Curiously the loss of her mother at a very young age was also a similitude between Madonna and Monroe having to grow up without a mother.
Like Monroe, Madonna has also found herself in the middle of several controversies because of her provoking videos and films. In the end, however, Madonna has always come out victorious, continuing to sell albums by the millions.
Even though Madonna has been somewhat quieter in recent years, she is far from retired and has recorded her third live album earlier this year and has a film project as a director of a movie about the affair of King Edward VII and Wallis Simpson.
Yes, beside her eccentricity and a few scandals that have sparkle her career, Madonna is also a talented artist who can sing, dance, act and direct films. All with obvious talent and ease.