In late 1977, a University of Michigan dance student named Madonna Louise Ciccone posed nude at $10 an hour for photographer Herman Kulkens.
Less than 10 years later, she was a household name.
Check out the dark haired teenager with the flinty eyes, clad in nothing but a man’s striped shirt and tie and chewing seductively on a pair of glasses:
The steely expression she honed en route to becoming one of the world’s biggest star, amassing an fortune of up to $500 million, is already present.
This is the least revealing of a number of images set to be auctioned from her younger days. In others, Madonna, now 55, is nude as the day is long.