Madonna through the years

Published On: Jun 02 2011 10:11:55 AM CDT   Updated On: Aug 18 2014 01:00:00 AM CDT

With Madonna turning 56 over the weekend, join us for a look at the singer's life and career, on stage and off, over the years.

Madonna and Sean Penn in Shanghai Surprise
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August 1986: Madonna followed up "Desperately Seeking Susan" with "Shanghai Surprise," co-starring with her then-husband Sean Penn. The couple filed for divorce in December 1987.

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