Has a daughter Lourdes Maria, Rocco, and she adopted two black children: David and Mercy
Good friends with Herb Ritts.
Attended St. Andrews Patrick Catholic school.
Good friends with Mary Lambert.
Her mother was born on July 11, 1932.
One of 7 siblings. Her mother died of breast cancer on December 1st, 1963.
Her mother, Madonna Fortin, was born on 11 July 1933 and died 33 years old on 1st December 1963. In Ciccone family at that time were: Anthony (1956), Martin (1957), Madonna (1958), Paula Mae (1959), Christopher (1960), Melanie (1962). After first wife's death Silvio Ciccone married Joan Gustaffson (born 1943) and has 2 children: Mario(1968) and Jennifer (1969).
She campaigned for the role of Frida Kalo, as did Jennifer Lopez, and tried to get a film made for numerous years. She had hoped to actually star with Marlon Brando as Diego Rivera, but due to her lack of box office draw at the time, the film idea went nowhere. After Evita (1996), she and Salma Hayek were both interested in films about the artist. Hayek's film won favor and was greenlit.
1989 album "Like A Prayer" ranked #100 on VH1's 100 Greatest Albums.
Good friends with Jean-Baptiste Mondino.
#6 in Life's 100 Greatest Rockers List (March 2002)
Parodied by Amy Poehler on "Saturday Night Live" (1975).