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Lupe Velez (1908–1944)


Lupe Velez was born on July 18, 1908, in San Luis de Potosi, Mexico, as Maria Guadalupe Villalobos Velez. She was sent to Texas at the age of 13 to live in a convent. She later admitted that she wasn't much of a student because she was so rambunctious. She had planned to become a champion roller-skater but that would change. Life was hard for her ... See full bio »

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 1944 Naná
Nana
 1943 Redhead from Manhattan
Rita Manners / Elaine Manners
 1938/II Stardust
Carla de Huelva
 1938 La zandunga
Lupe
 1937 High Flyers
Juanita - the Maid
 1936 Gypsy Melody
Mila
 1935 The Morals of Marcus
Carlotta
 1934 Hollywood Party
The Jaguar Woman / Jane in Schnarzan Sequence
 1934 Strictly Dynamite
Vera
 1934 Laughing Boy
Slim Girl
 1933 Hot Pepper
Pepper
 1932 The Half Naked Truth
Teresita
 1932 Kongo
Tula
 1932 The Broken Wing
Lolita
 1932 Hombres de mi vida
Julia Clark
 1931 The Cuban Love Song
Nenita
 1930 Oriente es Occidente
Ming Toy
 1930 East Is West
Ming Toy
 1930 Hell Harbor
Anita Morgan
 1929 Tiger Rose
Rose
 1929 Where East Is East
Toyo Haynes
 1929 The Wolf Song
Lola Salazar
 1928 Stand and Deliver
Jania - a Peasant Girl
 1927 The Gaucho
The Mountain Girl
 1927 Sailors, Beware! (Short)
Baroness Behr (uncredited)
 1927 What Women Did for Me (Short)
Bit Part
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Other Works:

Stage Play: You Never Know. Musical comedy. Music by Cole Porter. Lyrics by Cole Porter. Book by Rowland Leigh. Based on the play "By Candlelight" by Siegfried Geyer. Adapted from the Viennese operetta "Bei Kerzenleicht" by Robert Katscher and Karl Farkas. Music orchestrated by Hans Spialek. Additional orchestrations by Don Walker, Maurice... See more »

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4 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 10 Articles | 2 Pictorials | See more »

Alternate Names:

Lupe Vélez

Height:

5' (1.52 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

The first time you buy a house you think how pretty it is and sign the check. The second time you look to see if the basement has termites. It's the same with men. See more »

Trivia:

Has a star on the Hollywood walk of Fame. See more »

Nickname:

Mexican Spitfire

Star Sign:

Cancer

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