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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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 1998 Selena: Missing My Baby (Remix) (Video short) (singer)
 1997 Selena: A Boy Like That (Video short) (singer)
 1996 Selena: No quiero saber (Video short) (singer)
 1996 Selena: Siempre hace frio (Video short) (singer)
 1995 Selena: Fotos y Recuerdos (Video short) (singer)
 1995 Selena: I'm Getting Used to You (Video short) (singer)
 1995 Selena: I Could Fall in Love (Video short) (singer)
 1995 Selena: No debes jugar (Video short) (singer)
 1995 Selena: Techno cumbia (Video short) (singer)
 1995 Selena: Tú sólo tú (Video short) (singer)
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Other Works:

Album: "Mis Primeras Grabaciones" 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 | Selena Quintanilla-Pérez


5' 5" (1.65 m)

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[on being compared to Madonna and Janet Jackson] I don't carry myself in a vulgar way, and our songs are not suggestive in any way. I just don't feel to go that route. With Madonna, that's her marketing strategy. I think Janet Jackson wanted to do that because it's a change. I mean, I want to sell my music. I wear the bra and tight pants on stage, but I don't think it will go any further than ... See more »


Before her untimely death, Selena and Chris were planning to renew their vows on their fifth anniversary since they didn't have a real wedding. See more »


Ability to sing pop, cumbia, rancheras, and R&B See more »


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