Happy birthday, Madonna! Today the Material Girl turns 54, and there’s no slowing her down. She’s touring, designing, directing, mothering, and a slew of other -ings these days, which is why we’re celebrating her big day by looking at how far she’s come. “She’s way ahead of us all,” said her longtime hairstylist Luigi Murenu. “By the time the rest of the world is raving about the ‘new’ Madonna, she’s bored and ready to move on.” Click through the gallery to see her evolution.
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