Louise Veronica Ciccone
Nickname: Mo, Maddy, Madge
Birthdate: August 16, 1958
Birthplace: Bay City, Michigan, USA
Christopher Ciccone designs restaurant interiors. Renovated a
mansion overlooking Hudson River north of New York City in the
same West Nyack community that's home to Rosie O'Donnell and
director Jonathan Demme.
Her videos "Justify My Love" and "What It Feels Like For A Girl" were banned from VH1 & MTV. "Erotica" (1992), though not banned, was only played after midnight on MTV.
Her record company Maverick Records signed a distribution deal with A Band Apart Records, a record company founded by Quentin Tarantino and Lawrence Bender. A Band Apart Records will focus on film soundtracks. [30 July 1997]
Gave birth to baby daughter. The baby is named Lourdes Maria Ciccone Leon. The father is actor/fitness instructor 'Carlos Leon (II)' . [14 October 1996]
Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world. 
Studied with the Alvin Ailey dance troupe and Pearl Lang's Dance Company in Manhattan. 
Unanimously condemned by the Puerto Rican House of Representatives for pulling a Puerto Rican flag between her legs in an October 26, 1993 concert.
Her song, "Vogue", is a tribute to the glamour of classic Hollywood. Celebrities mentioned in the song are Greta Garbo, Marilyn Monroe, Marlene Dietrich, Joe DiMaggio, Marlon Brando, James Dean, Grace Kelly, Jean Harlow, Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Rita Hayworth, Lauren Bacall, Katharine Hepburn, Lana Turner, and Bette Davis.
Was supposed to play the lead in Music of the Heart (1999) but dropped out two weeks before filming was set to begin.
High school cheerleader.
Marched with the Bridgemen Drum and Bugle Corps.
Her daughter Lourdes was named as a tribute to Madonna's mother, who wanted to visit Lourdes, France, where the Virgin Mary, the Madonna, appeared in 1858, but died before doing so.
Gave birth to a baby boy, Rocco John Ritchie, 3 weeks prematurely. [11 August 2000]
Was considered for the role in Casino (1995) that eventually went to Sharon Stone.
Turned down the lead in The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989).
Turned down the role of Cristal Conners in Showgirls (1995).
Was good friends with Gwyneth Paltrow before she declined her invitation to join her Kabbalah study group in London. A similar thing happened to her friendship with Debi Mazar, who didn't like Madonna's participation in the Kabbalah.
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