Madonna Turns 64: Her Men, Her Excesses, Her Body [PHOTOS]

The sexy Madonna turns 64 on August 16. A look back at the life of this pop icon, in turn a torrid vamp and a fulfilled mother. An absolute star, the Madonna has managed, through her determination and her talent, to stay on top, despite the weather.

Madonna Louise Ciccone was born on August 16, 1958 in Bay City, Michigan. Founding drama: she loses her mother at age 5 to breast cancer. The little girl is sent by her father Silvio Tony Ciccone, an automotive engineer, to board with the nuns. It was there that she learned, among other things, dance and theatre. When Madge left Detroit, to conquer New York, at the age of 20 and with 35 dollars in her pocket, success was long overdue and the young woman multiplied odd jobs. In 1979, 'M' landed her first role as a dancer in the erotic thriller A certain Sacrifice . Her acting career was launched with the film Desperately Seeking Susan, directed in 1985 by Susan Seidelman.

A frenzied career

His first 45 rpm, Everybody , released in April 1982 met with little esteem in American clubs, but it was with Like a Virgin in 1984 that Madonna was a sensation in queen of provocation. In 1989, Like a Prayer caused a scandal with a video broadcast on MTV ,. We see Madonna making love to the statue of a black saint or dancing in front of burning crosses, the symbol of the Ku Klux Klan movement. A conflagration that does not please the Vatican at all... The singer does it again a year later to the point that the TVs refuse to broadcast the clip of Justify My Love which depicts sadomasochistic sexual practices.

man eater

After a complicated (and violent) marriage with the bad boy Sean Penn (1985-1989), the Queen of Pop takes refuge in the arms of actor Warren Beatty or sports coach Carlos Leon (father of Lourdes born in 1996). Our celebrity married secondly, in 2000, director Guy Ritchie, with whom she had a son, Rocco, the same year... 2008 sounded the death knell for this union ended in a divorce costing tens of millions of dollars. Since then, the Madonna has been chaining idylls with beautiful ephebes, young athletes or budding models as in 2009 with the Brazilian top Jesus Luz, from 2010 to 2013 with the French dancer Brahim Zaibat or the Dutch toyboy Timor Steffens, 30 years his junior.

A committed woman

Passionaria, invested in motherhood, Madonna adopts four children in Malawi: David Banda in 2006, Mercy James in 2009 and the twins Esther and Stella in 2017. Very touched by the situation in this country, she founded Raising Malawi in 2006. His association aims to address the poverty and hardship endured by orphans and vulnerable children. It also participates in the construction of a pediatric hospital. Two years later, in 2009, she co-produced a documentary: I Am Because We Are , on this country hit by AIDS. She tells in particular the journey of the adoption of her son David.