Madonna the Queen of Pop is known all over the world, but here, she is Madonna Louise Ciccone, a 19-year-old dance student. This photo was taken soon before she dropped out of school to move to New York and become who we know and adore today. She had $35 to her name when she left school. We think she made the right decision.
59. 1955: Brigitte Bardot Before International Stardom
Brigitte Bardot was a film star in her native France since her debut in 1952’s Le Trou Normand but it was in 1956’s And God Created Women that catapulted her onto an internation stage. This photo of her at age 18 was taken a year before her sex-symbol status really kicked in.