Madonna Ethnicity, Nationality, Height

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Madonna Ethnicity, Nationality, Height
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Although Madonna has been a popular name in the music industry for decades, her ethnicity, nationality, age, and height is often topic of interest.

Madonna is an iconic figure in the music industry, known for her unique fashion sense, captivating performances, and numerous hits that have topped the charts over the years.

But let’s take a closer look at the Material Girl singer’s ancestral roots, where she was born, how old she is, and how tall she stands.

Madonna Ethnicity

Madonna’s ethnicities include Italian (mostly from her father’s side) while on her mother’s side, she is the descent of French Canadian, with some remote Swiss French and English.

Madonna Ethnicity Through Grandparents

The La Isla Bonita singer, Madonna is the daughter of Madonna Louise (Fortin) and Silvio Anthony Tony Ciccone.

Madonna’s paternal grandparents were immigrants from Italy. Her mother had French Canadian ancestry with some Swiss French and English roots.

On her paternal side, Madonna’s grandfather, Gaetano S Guy Ciccone hailed from Pacentro in the Province Of L’Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy. His folks were Nicola Pietro Ciccone and Anna Maria Mancini with Nicola being the son of Domenico Ciccone and Elenora/Eleonora Lucci.

64 years old singer and actress Madonna.
Bay City-born singer and actress, Madonna.

Madonna’s paternal grandmother, Michelina Dijulio/Di Julio was also from Pacentro. She was the daughter of Raffaele Dijulio and Concetta or Giovanna Battista Laccone. Raffaele, in turn, was the son of Costantino Donato Dilulio/DiJulio and Olympia Pantaleo.

The Material Girl singer’s maternal grandfather Willard Fortin who was born in Michigan was the son of Narcisse Nelson Fortin and Rosa/Rosie/Rose E. Lajoie. Narcisse himself hailed from Rimouski, St Simon, Quebec, Canada. He was the son of Narcisse Nelson Fortin and Felicite/Felecite/Phillis Rioux. Rosa, on the other hand, was born in Michigan. She was the daughter of French Canadian parents, Charles Lajoe, from St Joseph, Maskinonge, Quebec, and Rose Elly/Ella/Rosalie Coulombe.

The Material Girl singer Madonna.
The Frozen singer Madonna. Getty

Still sticking with the Frozen singer’s ancestry, her maternal grandmother, Elsie Mae Fortin was born in Standish, Arenac, Michigan, to French Canadian parents, Guillaume Henri Shorty Fortin and Marie Louise Demers. Fortin was the son of Nasaire Henri Fortin and Emelie/Emilie Daniel. Marie Louise on the other hand was born in Chatham, Kent, Ontario. She is the daughter of Eustache Demers, from Sainte Martine, Quebec, and of Louise Masse, from then Lower Canada.

Madonna Nationality

While Madonna, the mother of Estere and Stelle, is American by nationality having been born in Bay City, Michigan, many often confuse her for Italian or French and sometimes even Spanish.
Like A Prayer singer Madonna
La Isla Bonita singer Madonna. Getty
Although the singer has some Italian and French ancestors, she hardly has any parental connections to Spain. Madonna did however spend several years of her childhood living in Spain with her family.

How Old Is Madonna?

Madonna who was born on Aug 16, 1958, is currently 64 years old. The 4 minutes singer is clearly in her mid-60s and heading toward her 70s.

Madonna at the 2023 Grammys.
Papa don’t Preach singer Madonna.

Fellow singers who are in their 60s are Jon Bon Jovi, Paula Abdul, Seal, Anthony Kiedis, Till Lindemann, Dave Gahan, Taylor Dayne, Ian Brown, Travis Tritt, Corey Hart, Thomas Anders, and Ragheb Alama, among others.

How Tall Is Madonna?

Most reports suggest the Frozen singer Madonna stands at five feet five inches tall (5ft 5inches). While people have often discussed her short stature given how successful she is as a musician, Madonna’s height is actually an average number for an American woman.


Narayan Shankar, who goes by the name David, is a seasoned writer and editor, who has a passion for covering the entertainment industry. He has years of experience writing content, especially in the entertainment niche. He is currently an editor and writer for along with other websites under our organization named Pandora Group of Companies.