PICTURED: Madonna before she became the Material Girl as yearbook goes up for auction
19:12 GMT, 23 May 2012
A photograph of Madonna at the age of 14 has surfaced as a former classmate prepares to sell her yearbook at auction.
The photograph, which appeared in the 1972 yearbook of West Junior High School in Michigan, shows the singer with dark brown locks and a innocent smile across her face.
Despite the sweet-as-pie expression, the mega star, now 53, was said to be a rebellious student at the Rochester Hill, Michigan school.
Star quality: A yearbook photograph showing Madonna as a 14-year-old, above, has surfaced. The photograph has emerged as a result of the yearbook being auctioned off by a former classmate of the singer's
Set to be auctioned through Christie's in London, the yearbook belongs to 'Nancy' and is expected to fetch about $2350 when it goes on sale on June 12.
The pop queen had also written a note to her classmate, which read: 'Dear Nancy, I hope you have fun at Adams and the years to come. Madonna “76”'.
Adams is said to be a reference to Adams High School, where Madonna later went herself.
The number '76' is said to refer to her cheerleading number at the time.
Students: Set to be auctioned through Christie's in London, the yearbook (above) belongs to an ex-classmate called 'Nancy' and is expected to fetch about $2350 when it goes on sale on June 12
Friendship: The woman who is selling the yearbook was a friend of Madonna's, judging by the above message
Beneath the black and white photograph reads her full name – Madonna Ciccone.
The auction will also include a pair of boxer shorts that she wore in the 1985 film Desperately Seeking Susan.
The shorts are expected to fetch about $1,250.
Helen Hall, a spokesman from the salesroom at Christie's, told The Sun: 'I think it is very rare for one of the yearbooks from Madonna's junior high school with her in it, to come on to the market.
'I have never seen one before.'
She added that the item should prove extremely popular.
Famous threads: The boxer shorts (left) Madonna wore in the film Desperately Seeking Susan (right) will also go on auction through Christie's on June 12. The shorts are expected to fetch about $1,250
'It is very far removed from rock 'n' roll and shows someone who is rather innocent and young,' she continued.
'It looks like Madonna has dark hair and the camera clearly liked her from an early age and shows the signs of the star she was to become.
'There are huge Madonna fans all over the globe and there is a big market,' she added.
When the pop star was a student at West Junior High School, she was said to have become known for her unorthodox behaviour.
It has been said that she would perform cartwheels and handstands in the school's hallways between her classes.
Stars: The yearbook photo resembles Madonna's daughter Lourdes (left), pictured above with Georgia May Jagger (middle) and her mother (right) at the launch of the mother-daughter's clothing range Material Girl
She would also dangle from her knees off the playground's monkey bars during recess.
A biography titled Madonna: The Intimate Biography also claimed that she would pull up her skirt during class in order for her male classmates to see her underwear.
Once she reached Adams High School, she became a straight-A student.
After graduating from Adams, she went to the University of Michigan on a dance scholarship.
In other Madonna news, the singer has chosen Georgia May Jagger, the 20-year-old model daughter of Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall, to be the face of Material Girl.
Material Girl is the name of her collaborative clothing range with her daughter Lourdes, who looks rather similar to the 14-year-old version of her mother.