Diva Madonna, who was named the world's top-selling female recording artist of all time by the Guinness World Records, turned 53 on 16 August 2011.
She celebrated her birthday along with French break-dancer boyfriend Brahim Zaibat, 24, in Hamptons over their romantic weekend. The couple was spotted kissing on a beach, while her kids, David and Mercy, both 5, played in the sand nearby.
Just looking at how much money people have been willing to pay for her auctioned costumes and photos, we can easily recognized that the pop superstar always has big influence on other ones, especially her fans, no matter how old she is.
Now, let's take a look at some of Madonna’s incredibly expensive auctioned items.
Taken by Helmut Newton in 1990, the photo titled “Madonna Dancing on Bar with Beer Bottle” was sold at Christie's auction house in 2005 for $96,000
Bettina Rheims’s 1994 photo, “Madonna Laughing and Holding her Breasts”, was sold at a New York auction in 2005 for $22,800, double its estimated selling price
In 2005, Christie's auction house sold the photo “Madonna Blue Laying on a Blue Bed” for $26,400, double its estimated price. It was taken by Bettina Rheims in September, 1994
The iconic black dress and the black sequined shoes Madonna wore in the 1996 award-winning movie “Evita” was sold by Profiles in History for $22,500
A nude photo of 20-year-old Madonna, which was posed by student Lee Friedlander before she reached stardom, was purchased at Christie's auction house in 2009 for a whooping $37,000. The diva earned only $25 for the shoot
A green sequined Jean-Paul Gaultier 1980 bustier worn by Madonna during her Blonde Ambition Tour in the early 1980’s was sold for $24,000. Designed by Jean-Paul Gaultier, the bustier set a revolutionary trend of the cone-shaped bustier
Madonna’s rare photo taken by Bettina Rheims for a December 1994 Details magazine spread was sold at Christie's auction house, pricing $38,203. It featured Madonna's top-selling album “Bedtime Stories”
Madonna wore this striking Dolce & Gabbana black sequined costume during her 1993 Girlie Show World Tour. It was sold for $23,750 by Julien’s Auctions, while its estimated selling price was between $6,000 and $8,000
Madonna Celebrates Her Birthday with Boyfriend Brahim Zaibat