Madonna Louise Ciccone (hallowed be her name).
More vamp than vampire, Madonna has been vilified in the rock press as if she were an invitation to a gang bang and a threat to the nation's morals. - James Wolcott
This has always been one of my favorite articles written on Madonna and it was the first of hers in Vanity Fair in August 1985. The photograph is taken by Bert Stern, responsible for Marilyn Monroe's Last Sitting. Look at her natural beauty - because that's how Bert wanted you to see it, just like his take on Monroe. You can see the moles and peach fuzz on her face, even a little pimple and the natural wrinkles in the neck that occur when one turns their head - all today that would be airbrushed out. Those gorgeous untouched eyebrows, her white nail polish and her beat up, over sized denim jacket. All fabulous. A Real Life Sex Symbol.
Let the mascara run.