The Top 32 Times Madonna Changed Her Image
08.11.14 by Mandy
We're taking a look at the controversies behind one of the world's biggest celebrities: Madonna. Over the years, the singer/ songwriter/ actress/ director/ record executive has had more than her fair share of scandal, and she's had a new and different look for nearly all of them. In honor of Madge's knack for continually changing her appearance, we're taking the time to countdown the top thirty-two of our all-time favorite Madonna looks. We thought about including more than just the top 32, but we were afraid we'd break the interwebs.
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1. Personification of the '80s
It was all permed hair and lace, finger-less gloves in 1984's "Lucky Star" Video
2. Dickensian Moppet
Even in 1984, a striped beret with a giant bow passed the "Borderline" for acceptable accessories.
3. Virgin-esque Boy Toy
We suppose that three decades ago she was kind of "Like a Virgin."
And from henceforth, people in the media will call her "The Material Girl."
5. Dance-Hall Chanteuse
Madonna's music was likely the most memorable thing in the 1985 movie Vision Quest.
6. Prim and Sad Songstress
Madge got a make-under for 1986's "Live to Tell" video.
7. Awkward Tomboy
Papa might have suggested a different hair cut. Just sayin'.
8. Billy Idol
Madonna was "True Blue" to Sean Penn in '86.
9. Brunette Stripper
Why not change your look mid video?
10. Blonde Stripper
Because it's never too soon to go back to blonde.
11. Who's That Kid Playing Dress Up in Dad's Closet?
She's Madonna in the 1987 video for "Who's That Girl."
12. Black Jesus's Lady Friend
This 1989 video cost Madonna a lucrative Pepsi contract.
13. Ms. Monopoly
Madonna was all about the monocle in the video for "Express Yourself."
14. Our Lady of the Cone Bra
Women's lingerie went to a new, pointy place with 1990's "Vogue" and the Blond Ambition Tour.
15. 18th-Century French Monarch
This 1990 VMA performance was a show stopper.
16. Bored Flapper
Was there a double meaning in the song title of 1992's "Deeper and Deeper"?
17. Absent-Minded Hitchhiker
This 1992 publicity stunt was featured in Madonna's metal-bound Sex book.
18. High-Powered Lady Executive
Madonna was definitely a "Bad Girl" in 1993.
RiRi ain't got nothin' on Madonna circa '93.
20. Matador Groupie
Madonna used 1994's "Take a Bow" video to convince everyone that she had what it took to play Evita.
22. Argentinian First Lady
... and apparently the movie's producers took the bait.
21. Fetish-Wear Enthusiast
We're not sure it's actually "Human Nature" to cover oneself in black latex.
23. Magical Goth Girl
Madonna went mystical for 1998's "Frozen."
24. Latex-Clad Geisha
Apparently nothing really mattered in 1999.
25. Beautiful Scary-Armed Stranger
Madonna showed off her guns and flirted with Austin Powers in 1999's "Beautiful Stranger" video.
26. Lady Pimp
The year 2000 was all about fur coats, cowboy hats and "Music".
27. Hipster Cowboy
Don't Tell Madonna that she can't line dance.
28. Demure British Housewife
The married Madge played it coy in the 2003 video for "Love Profusion."
29. Major Madge
Madonna got political for 2003's "American Life" and the Re-Invention World Tour.
30. Jazzercise Instructor
Really, wasn't 2005 pretty much the year of Jazzercise?
In 2011, Madonna didn't overcome her extreme dislike of hydrangeas, but she did try her hand at film making with W.E..
32. Euro-Pop Princess
For others, being three decades into a career would mean that the Pop-Princess phase was over, but in 2012 it was still fair game for Madonna.