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5. Madonna
The queen of pop is turning 60 on August 8, and she's an inspiration to all women who don't want to settle into the "Great Dame" role. Her vivacity and penchant for staying playful and risque is exactly why she receives so much flack from the media - from her younger boyfriends, to her revealing outfits, to her loud, larger-than-life personality, she doesn't fit the stereotype. Instead, she chooses to act like the age she feels inside.

The Cut perfectly pinpointed the unfair treatment Madonna receives on her looks, writing, "Madonna’s 'work,' her Botox, and her gym-hardened body, are too visible. We want our pop stars to be forever young, but are uncomfortable reckoning with the kind of labor that requires." The same can be said about women everywhere.