PHOTOS: Happy Birthday Madonna - A look back at the star

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  • Singer/actress Madonna performs onstage during her 'Re-Invention' World Tour 2004 at The Great Western Forum, May 27, 2004 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)
  • Dancers perform during the final dress rehearsal for the 'Re-Invention' World Tour 2004 at The Great Western Forum, May 21, 2004 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)
  • Singer/actress Madonna performs during the 'Re-Invention' World Tour 2004 at The Great Western Forum, May 24, 2004 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
  • Actress Madonna arrives for the premiere of her film 'In Bed with Madonna' in 1991 at the Cannes Film Festival, France. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
  • Singer Madonna poses backstage at the BBC TV studios in 1998 promoting her album 'Ray of Light' in London. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
  • LONDON - 1983: Singer Madonna performs on stage. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
  • LONDON - 1983: Singer Madonna performs on stage. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
  • Singer/actress Madonna performs her final dress rehearsals for the 'Re-Invention' World Tour 2004 at The Great Western Forum, May 21, 2004 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)
  • American singer Madonna performs on 'The Virgin Tour' at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, June 6, 1985. Photo by Frank Micelotta/ImageDirect.
  • Madonna performs on 'The Virgin Tour' at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, June 6, 1985. Photo by Frank Micelotta/ImageDirect.
  • Pop star Madonna performs in concert July 25, 2001 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo Mario Tama/Getty Images)
  • Singer Madonna performs songs from her new album 'American Life' at the MTV studios April 22, 2003 in New York City. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)
  • Author/Musician Madonna reads from her new children's book 'Mr. Peabody's Apples' at the Borders Bookstore in Los Angeles, CA December 09, 2003. The book is number one on the New York Times best sellers list. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)
  • Singers Britney Spears and Madonna share a kiss onstage during the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 28, 2003 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
  • In this handout photo from The Gap, singers Madonna (R) and Missy Elliott appear for Gap's new fall TV campaign set to 'Into the Hollywood Groove,' a new remix by the two singers. The TV spots featuring Madonna and Missy Elliott mark the first performance together for these musical stars, resulting in the most anticipated TV campaign in Gap's history. (Photo by The Gap via Getty Images)
  • David Banda, the one-year-old Malawian boy Madonna is hoping to adopt waves as he is given a hero's welcome 17 April 2007 in Mchinji upon his return for the first time with his new mother to the Malawian orphanage which had been his home. Little David Banda, smiled and waved to a group of his old friends as he arrived at the 'Home of Hope'. Around 200 villagers had converged at the entrance to the orphanage, based some 110 kilometres from the capital Lilongwe, for the arrival of David and the po
  • Madonna performs onstage at the first London concert of her 'Confessions' World Tour at Wembley Arena August 1, 2006 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
  • Madonna poses in the Awards Room with the award for International Female Solo Artist at The Brit Awards 2006 with MasterCard at Earls Court 1 on February 15, 2006 in London, England. The 26th annual music awards highlight the achievements of the UK record industry with all proceeds donated to the British Record Industry Trust (BRIT). (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
  • Madonna the 'Queen of Pop', poses with her Malawian son David Banda in Mphandula 19 April 2007 Madonna urged Malawian youths to work hard to realise their potential. 'Keep working hard. I hope you realise how much power you have to make a good future for yourselves,' the US singer, told scores of cheering and dancing villagers when she inspected a modern-day care centre her charity Raising Malawi Organisation has built at Mphandula village, 50 kilometres (31 miles) west of the capital Lilongwe.
  • US singer Madonna (C) listens to her Brazilian boyfriend Jesus Luz as she watches the famed parades of Rio's Carnival in the Sambodrome on February 14, 2010. An estimated 500,000 to 700,000 foreign tourists are in town to take part, many of them fleeing snowy winter conditions in Europe and the United States. AFP PHOTO/Juan BARRETO (Photo credit should read JUAN BARRETO/AFP/Getty Images)
  • In this handout provided by the Israeli Government Press Office (GPO), actress and singer Madonna talks with Israeli President Shimon Peres September 15, 2007 in Jerusalem, Israel. (Photo by Moshe Milner/GPO via Getty Images)
  • Madonna performs on stage during the Live Earth concert at Wembley Stadium on July 7, 2007 in London, England. Live Earth is a 24-hour, 7-continent series of concerts involving over a 100 music artists and 2 billion people aimed at raising awareness of global climate change. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
  • Pop star Madonna performs live at weekly gay night G-A-Y, promoting her latest album 'Confessions On A Dance Floor' released November 15, at The Astoria on November 19, 2005 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
  • US pop star Madonna performs along with an unidentified dancing partner, 28 August 1987 during a single concert held in the park of the town of Sceaux, located in the southern suburb of Paris. (Photo credit should read BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Singer Madonna receives the Grammy for the Best Pop Album of the Year at the 41st Grammy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles 24 February. (DIGITAL IMAGE) AFP PHOTO/Hector MATA (Photo credit should read HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)
  • French neo-Gaullist Prime Minister and Paris Mayor Jacques Chirac hugs warmly Italian-born US-pop idol Madonna 28 August 1987 at Paris City Hall during a charity event for AIDS victims. At left, French popular singer and dancer, Line Renaud. AFP PHOTO JEAN-LOUP GAUTREAU (Photo credit should read JEAN-LOUP GAUTREAU/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Madonna performs 'Don't Cry for Me Argentina' from the Oscar nominated movie 'Evita' during the 69th Academy Awards 24 March . The awards are being held in the Shrine Auditorium. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) Timothy A. Clary (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Singer Madonna and 24-year-old student Birhan Woldu, former Ethiopian famine victim and the inspiration for Live Aid 1985, are seen on stage during 'Live 8 London' in Hyde Park on July 2, 2005 in London, England. Twenty years ago, Woldu's face was featured in a video at Live Aid as a dying child with only 10 minutes to live before she was saved by aid workers. (Photo by MJ Kim/Getty Images)
  • 'Evita' star Madonna and Carlos Leon, father of their infant daughter, arrive for the film's premiere Saturday, Dec. 14, 1996, at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) (Photo credit should read CHRIS PIZZELLO/AFP/Getty Images)
  • US actress and singer Madonna (C) performs 'Don't Cry For Me Argentina' during the filming of the movie 'Evita' on the historic balcony of the presidential palace 09 March in Buenos Aires. After initial reluctance, the Argentinian cabinet has agreed to facilitate the production of the movie. AFP PHOTOS Sergio GOYA (Photo credit should read SERGIO GOYA/AFP/Getty Images)
    
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KUSA - Madonna turns 55 August 16th.

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