Madonna is an American pop icon and a revolutionary who remains one of the most influential figures in American music and culture today. Madonna is an American pop icon and a revolutionary, who remains one of the most influential figures in American music, and culture. ?Crystallizetells the incredible story of Madonna's life. Her journey has not always been an easy one. But this strong-minded woman has found unrivalled success though self-belief and determination - her life is a truly inspiring story. From arriving in New York at a teenager with a dream and only $37 dollars in her pocket, though two broken marriages; being threaten at knifepoint by a deranged fan; and becoming a single mother of four - two of her children were controversially adopted from Malawi in Africa. Madonna's personal story is a moving one that is sensitively told. Her professional career is more diverse and successful than any other woman in music history. She has had a massive influence on the world in fashion and music over the past three decades. Her work as an actress includes her portrayal of "Evita", where she won a Golden-Globe. She has directed, produced and written documentaries, and directed a feature film titled "Filth and Wisdom." She has also turned hand as an author, firstly Madonna published her hit book ?Sex', and more recently penned a number of children's books, of which the profits go to charities that work with orphans in Malawi. Madonna has matured over the years in the public spotlight, and is now truly a humanitarian, having pledged three million U.S. dollars to help the children in Malawi whose families have been devastated by AIDS. Now in her fifties, she's still releasing global hits such as "4 Minutes to Save The World" - her collaboration with Justin Timberlake - and collaborating with the best artists in the music industry. Few women have had as much power in the entertainment industry as Madonna, and the Queen of Pop doesn't look like slowing down anytime soon.