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Madonna F.A.Q.: Frequently Asked Madonna Questions

What is Madonna's real full given name?
Is Madonna Madonna's real name?

Madonna's real name is Madonna Louise Ciccone.
She was named after her mother - Madonna Fortin.
Her Catholic confirmation name is Veronica. Her Kabbalah name is Esther.

Does Madonna have any nick-names?

Her friends call her M. The press calls her Madge. Her family members called her Little Nonni when she was little.

When was Madonna born?
When is Madonna's Birthday?
How old is Madonna?

Madonna was born on August 16th 1958, at 7:05 AM.

Where is Madonna's birthplace?

Madonna was born in Bay City Mercy Hospital in Bay City, Michigan, United States.

What is Madonna's Zodiac sign?

Sun in Leo. Moon in Virgo.

Where is Madonna from?
Where is Madonna from originally?
Where did Madonna grew up?

Madonna grew up Pontiac and Rochester Hills, suburbs of Detroit (Michigan, United States).

Who are Madonna's parents?

Madonna's father, Silvio Anthony Ciccone a.k.a. Tony (born June 6th 1931 in Aliquippa, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, United States) is a retired engineer. He worked in the defense industry, designing firing systems and laser optics, for Chrysler Defense and General Dynamics. Now he runs a family business - Ciccone Vineyards. His parents, Gaetano (1901-?) and Michelina (1902-1978) were both Italian, they came to United States from Pacentro, Italy.

Madonna's mother - Madonna Louise Fortin (born July 11th 1933 in Bay City, Michigan, United States - died December 1st 1963 from breast cancer) was a housewife. Her parents Willard William Fortin (1904-1959) and Elise Mae Fortin (1911-2011) had French-Canadian roots.

Madonna's father married Joan Gustafson in 1966.

Does Madonna have siblings?

Yes, she has seven: Anthony (1956), Martin (1957; voice-over artist), Paula (1959; model, portrait painter, marketing manager), Christopher (1960; assistant, dresser, stylist, designer, artistic director), Melanie (1962; publicist), Jennifer (1967, half-sister; art teacher) and Mario (1968, half-brother).

Who was Madonna married to?
How many times was Madonna married?
Has Madonna ever been married?

She's been married twice. First husband was Sean Penn (married 1985-1989), second husband was Guy Ritchie (married 2000-2008).

Does Madonna have any kids?
How many kids does Madonna have?

She has four kids: Lourdes Maria Ciccone Leon (born October 14th 1996, father Carlos Leon), Rocco Ritchie (August 11th 2000, father Guy Ritchie), David Banda Mwale Ciccone Ritchie (September 24th 2005, adopted) and Mercy James Ciccone Ritchie (January 22 2006, adopted).

Where did Madonna go to school?

Madonna went to St. Frederick's and St. Andrew's Catholic Elementary Schools, and West Middle School.
She attended Rochester Adams High School and had a dance scholarship at the University of Michigan - School of Music, Theatre & Dance. She dropped out of collage and moved to New York city.

Where does Madonna live?

New York City. She also has homes in London and Los Angeles.

What is Madonna's religion?

Madonna was raised Catholic. She is practicing the Kabbalah.

Who are Madonna's biggest influences?

David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Debbie Harry, Frida Kahlo, Tamara de Lempicka, Marilyn Monroe, Marlene Dietrich and many more.

What is Madonna's networth?
How rich is Madonna?

No one knows for sure. Probably somewhere between $800 million and $1 billion.

Is Madonna a vegetarian?

No.

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