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 in Desperately Seeking Susan
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March 1985: Madonna made her debut in mainstream movies in 1985, first with a brief appearance in "Vision Quest" and then in the comedy "Desperately Seeking Susan" (pictured).

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