Watch: Madonna In The 'Fame' Audition You’ve Probably Never Seen

By: Christopher Donaldson

In 1982, one year before she released her debut album, a 21-year-old Madonna auditioned for the role of Doris in the TV series Fame.

And even though she lost out to Valerie Landsburg (Dream On, Nip/Tuck), her rising star would soon enough explode into a pop-culture supernova. Such a transformation, from Catholic school girl to headlining the most-watched Super Bowl halftime show in US history, makes her performance 30 years ago strangely compelling; very much like her hair.

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