Pop icon and diva who was one of the most prominent faces in music during the 1980's. She has sold over 300 million albums across the world. Her best known songs include " Like A Virgin ," " Papa Don't Preach ," and " 4 Minutes ."
She grew up in an Italian-American household and was a straight A student, as well as a cheerleader, in high school. After earning a degree from the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance, she moved to New York City to pursue dance.
She received a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role as Eva Peron in the 1997 film Evita .
She married Sean Penn on August 16, 1985 and, after their divorce, she married Guy Ritchie on December 22, 2000. She and Ritchie divorced in 2008. She has two sons named David and Rocco and two daughters named Mercy and Lourdes.
She caused a wave of controversy after kissing pop divas Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera during a performance at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards.