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Also Known As: Died:
Born: August 16, 1958 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Bay City, Michigan, USA Profession: Music ...


According to Billboard magazine, Madonna has had more Number 1 singles (11 in all) than any other female artist.

In his 2001 biography "Madonna", Andrew Morton relates that Madonna was sexually assaulted at knifepoint in 1978 in NYC and that she had two abortions.

"I'm a creamy smooth pop icon goddess."---Madonna

"It's better to live one year as a tiger than 100 as a sheep."---Madonna quoted in Spin, January 1996.

"I came to the realization that a strong female is frightening to everybody, because all societies are male-dominated, black societies, poor people, rich people, any racial group, they're all dominated by men. A strong female is going to threaten everybody across the board . . . I know the majority of Americans think I walk around my house, jodhpurs on and a whip. That I eat men for breakfast and send out my limousine driver to pick up bushels of young men and women, and I let everybody else make my business decisions for me. Even really successful, intelligent men are so fucking scared of me, and buy into the hype."---Madonna quoted in Spin, January 1996.

"She will do anything, say anything, wear anything, mock anything, degrade anything to draw attention to herself and make a soiled buck. She is the quintessential symbol of the age: greedy, self-indulgent, sacrilegious, shameless, hollow."---columnist Ray writing in The New York Post, May 3, 1991.

"Kabbalah has made me a better human being. I have a successful marriage. That doesn't mean I don't have my ups and downs, but I have an open and honest relationship, and we work things out. Guy [Ritchie] and I understand that we've embarked on a journey together. There's no way our relationship would work if we didn't both think the same way. I can't just write a silly pop song anymore. I feel the need to share what I've learned. I don't want to be boring and preachy. I still want to have fun. But I know there's a way to inspire and entertain people at the same time. I'm writing children's books that contain spiritual messages. I never would have done that before."---Madonna on how studing Kabbalah has changed her life People Magazine's 30th Anniversary Special April 12, 2004

In June 2004 the "Material Girl," adopted the Hebrew name of Esther, which stems in part from her adherence to the study of Jewish mysticism known as Kabbalah

"I worry about everything, if I'm exposing my children to the right things, if I said the right thing in an interview . . . I'm a worrywort. I'm really a lot like everybody else."---Madonna quoted in People, December 6, 2004.

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