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Selena (I) (1971–1995)


Selena was born in Lake Jackson, Texas, a city 50 miles southeast of Houston, to Abraham Quintanilla Jr. and Marcella Quintanilla. Abraham opened a Mexican restaurant, Papagayo, in Lake Jackson. Selena was 9-years-old when her father discovered her talent for singing. He formed a band consisting of Selena on vocals, her brother A.B. Quintanilla on... See full bio »

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Known For

Selena
Selena Thanks
(1997)
Don Juan DeMarco
(1994)
Blue in the Face
Blue in the Face Soundtrack
(1995)

Filmography

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 1997 Selena (performer: "Amor Prohibido" (1994), "Baila esta Cumbia" (1992), "Bidi Bidi Bom Bom" (1994), "Como la Flor" (1992), "Dreaming of You" (1989), "I Could Fall in Love" (1995), "El Chico del Apartamento 512" (1994), "La Carcacha" (1992), "Funky Town" (1979), "I Will Survive" (1975), "Last Dance" (1978), "No Me Queda Mas" (1994), "On the Radio" (1979), "Si Una Vez" (1994), "Regresa a Mi" (2004), "Where Did the Feeling Go?" (1984)) / (writer: "Bidi Bidi Bom Bom" (1994) - as Selena Quintanilla-Perez)
 1995 Selena Live: The Last Concert (Video) (performer: "I Will Survive / Funky Town / Last Dance / The Hustle / On the Radio", "Amor Prohibido", "Baila Esta Cumbia", "Tus Desprecios", "Cobarde", "Techno Cumbia", "La Carcacha", "No Me Queda Más", "Bidi Bidi Bom Bom", "Si Una Vez", "El Chico del Apartamento 512", "Ya Ves", "Como La Flor") / (writer: "Bidi Bidi Bom Bom")
 1995 Cara & Coroa (TV Series) (performer: "I Could Fall in Love")
 1995 Blue in the Face (performer: "God's Child")
 1994 Don Juan DeMarco (performer: "El Toro Relajo", "No Me Quieras Tanto")
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Other Works:

Album: "And the Winner is..." See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 8 Print Biographies | 2 Interviews | 7 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 54 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Selena Quintanilla Perez | Selena Quintanilla

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Personal Quote:

Thank goodness we stuck to it because we have come a long way, you know. Really and truly, I can't imagine myself having an everyday job and going into an office. I love business. I have my own business aside from singing, but I can't picture myself going to the same place everyday. I don't know, it would be kind of a drag to me, I guess I have gotten so used to traveling now. When I have the ... See more »

Trivia:

Her 1994 concert in Houston's Astrodome took place in front of 61,000 fans, the largest crowd in Tejano music history and in Astrodome history, second only to Garth Brooks. After her death, the self-designed purple jumpsuit she wore at the record-setting concert was donated to the Smithsonian. See more »

Trademark:

Sequin purple jumpsuit See more »

Nickname:

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Star Sign:

Aries

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Her death was preventable. killer_queen229
Can't believe its been 20 years. killer_queen229
So sad. killer_queen229
Howard Stern Insults Selena?!?! eportillo09
What could have been of Selena if she hadn't died? pinguicacanales
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SELENA!! coolrebelchick20
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