MadonnaMadonna's first album, "Madonna" came out in 1982, but her first smash album was the controversial "Like a Virgin," which debuted in 1984.
Madonna on TourMadonna's distinctive style inspired millions of young girls to wear fishnets, lace gloves and bustiers in the 1980's. (AP Photo/Barry Sweet, file)
Desperately Seek...Madonna's first movie role was in "Desperately Seeking Susan" with Rosanna Arquette in 1985. Madonna's relationship with the movies has not been as successful as her relationship with the music charts.
Madonna Gets Mar...Madonna married temperamental actor Sean Penn in 1985, their relationship was marred by allegations of violence and the flop of the movie "Shanghai Surprise," in which the couple starred. They were divorced in 1989.
Madonna Moves OnOver the next few years, Madonna released "True Blue" and starred in the movie "Who's That Girl".
Madonna's Like a...Madonna's 1989 album "Like A Prayer" included the controversial single of the same name that got Madonna into deep trouble with the Catholic church. It also cost her an endorsement contract with Pepsi, but the album went on to sell 7 million copies anyway. (AP-Photo/HO)
Madonna Moves to...Madonna launched her "Blonde Ambition" tour in 1990, in which she wore the famous conical bustier designed by Jean-Paul Gaultier. (AP-Photo/Sean Kardon)
Madonna as Mahon...Madonna hit the big screen again in 1990 - alongside paramour Warren Beatty - as Breathless Mahoney in the movie "Dick Tracy" .
Truth or MadonnaMadonna poses with her brother, Christopher Ciccone, left, and director Alek Keskishian following the premiere of "Truth or Dare," the 1991 documentary about - what else? - Madonna. There's more truth coming out this summer - her brother is now writing a memoir about his sister, to be released in mid-July by Simon & Schuster. (AP Photo/Julie Markes,File)
Madonna Most Fas...Sean Penn kisses Madonna, his former wife, as she receives her award for the Most Fashionable Artist during the VH1 Fashion & Music Awards show in New York Sunday, Dec. 3, 1995. (AP Photo/Paul Hurschmann)
Mamma MadonnaOn October 14th, 1996, Madonna gave birth to her first child, Lourdes. The two are shown here together in a February 2008 photo. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for IMG)
Madonna's Musica...Madonna starred in the 1996 film "Evita," based on the musical of the same name about Argentine first lady Eva Peron. Here she is arriving at the the film's premiere Saturday, Dec. 14, 1996, at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Madonna MantraMadonna found a new world to explore in the late '90s - yoga. It was around this time she also started to delve into the study of Kabbalah. Here she performs a medley of "Shanti" and " Ray of Light" at the MTV Video Music Awards in 1998. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)
Madonna Marries ...In August of 2000, Madonna gave birth to a boy, Rocco and in December of the same year, she married his father, "Snatch" director Guy Ritchie (AP Photo/Martin Cleaver)
Madonna's Movie ...In 2002, Madonna starred in the straight-to-DVD stinker "Swept Away," directed by her husband.