Madonna, who was born on August 16, 1958, is both a controversial and talented singer. She is one of the most successful singers in the world. VH1 has listed her as one of the “100 Greatest Women in Music” and Time magazine has named her one of the “25 Most Powerful Women in the Past Century.”
Here are 10 interesting facts about the successful singer:
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The first interesting fact is that she created controversy when she put the Puerto Rican flag between her legs during a concert on October 26, 1993. Many members of the Puerto Rican House of Representatives and Puerto Ricans in general were not happy.
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She wanted to the role of Ginger in the 1995 movie Casino. The role ultimately was given to Sharon Stone.
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She once talked about how she really feels about marriage. In her words, “I think that everyone should get married at least once, so you can see what a silly, outdated institution it is.” It should be noted that Madonna has been married twice. Her first husband was actor Sean Penn; they were married from August 16, 1985 to September 14, 1989. As for her second marriage, she married film director Guy Ritchie on December 2000, and that lasted until November 21, 2008.
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When she was in high school, she was a cheerleader.
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She was a guest on the Late Show with David Letterman in 1994. When she was a guest, she said the “f” word 13 times.
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Another interesting fact is that she has also talked about her family life when she was married to Ritchie. She stated, “I have two beautiful children and a brilliant, gorgeous husband. I have my work and my faith … If that’s boring to some people, I can’t tell you how much I don’t care.”
10 Interesting Facts About Madonna #7:
It has been reported that she has an IQ of 140.
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People magazine named her one of the “50 Most Beautiful People of 1991.” Ten years later, she was named one of the “25 Most Intriguing People of 2001” by the same magazine.
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One famous actress, Gwyneth Paltrow, was the Maid of Honor at Madonna’s and Guy Ritchie’s wedding.
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The last interesting fact about the legendary actress is that she has a special friendship with singer Brittney Spears. In her words, “I feel really protective of her. Don’t even ask me why. There’s something about her. Even though she’s terribly successful, for some reason I think of her as an underdog.”
“Madonna,” Yahoo! Music.
“Madonna Fast Facts,” CNN.com.