Madonna(1958-), Singer and actress
Madonna (Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone)
Sitter in 5 portraits
Madonna Louise Ciccone's rapid rise to fame in Britain began with Holiday (Jan 1984) and her first album Like a Virgin. Six further albums, three world tours and four movies, a flair for reinvention and groundbreaking innovation had, by the end of the eighties, established Madonna as an ultimate role model and the undisputed 'Queen of Pop'. The first woman singer to register 50 Top 10 hits. Madonna has acquired properties in Britain including Ashcombe in Wiltshire, once the home of Cecil Beaton. In 2003 published her first children's book The English Roses.
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