When it comes to Cosmopolitan celebrating anniversaries, Madonna is no stranger. The publication previously tapped the 56-year-old icon for its silver anniversary back in 1990. 25 years later, the Material Girl has once again received the call to be the glossy’s cover girl.
Madonna sits down with the publication to celebrate 50 years of power, provocation, and living that Cosmo-girl life. She posed for four collectible covers and an eye-catching editorial snapped by famed photographer Ellen von Unwerth.
For the accompanying interview, Madge chats about her career longevity, ageism, Internet haters and more. Check out a few quotes below along with more photos.
On Her Career Longevity
“Popularity comes and goes. You need to know who you are, what you stand for, and why you’re here.”
On Ageism And Sexuality
“Don’t be fooled, not much has changed – certainly not for women. We still live in a very sexist society that wants to limit people. Since I started, I’ve had people giving me a hard time because they didn’t think you could be sexual or have sexuality or sensuality in your work and be intelligent at the same time. For me, the fight has never ended.”
On Internet Haters
“You can hide behind your computer or your phone and say whatever you want – you’re not known. Could you say it to my face? Would you say it to my face? I doubt it.”
For more, head over to Cosmopolitan.com.