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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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Known For

The Girl from Mexico Carmelita Fuentes
(1939)
Honolulu Lu Consuelo Cordoba aka Honolulu Lu
(1941)
Kongo Tula
(1932)
Lady of the Pavements Nanon del Rayon
(1929)

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 1944 Naná
Nana
 1943 Mexican Spitfire's Blessed Event
Carmelita Lindsay
 1943 Redhead from Manhattan
Rita Manners / Elaine Manners
 1943 Ladies' Day
Pepita Zorita
 1942 Mexican Spitfire's Elephant
Carmelita Lindsay
 1942 Mexican Spitfire Sees a Ghost
Carmelita Lindsay
 1942 Mexican Spitfire at Sea
Carmelita Lindsay
 1941 Playmates
Carmen del Toro
 1941 Honolulu Lu
Consuelo Cordoba aka Honolulu Lu
 1941 The Mexican Spitfire's Baby
Carmelita Lindsay
 1941 Six Lessons from Madame La Zonga
Madame La Zonga
 1940 Mexican Spitfire Out West
Carmelita Lindsay
 1940 Mexican Spitfire
Carmelita Lindsay
 1939 The Girl from Mexico
Carmelita Fuentes
 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
 1934 Palooka
Nina Madero
 1933 Mr. Broadway
Lupe Velez
 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
 1931 The Squaw Man
Naturich
 1931 Resurrección
Katyusha Maslova
 1931 Resurrection
Katusha Maslova
 1930 Oriente es Occidente
Ming Toy
 1930 East Is West
Ming Toy
 1930 The Storm
Manette Fachard
 1930 Hell Harbor
Anita Morgan
 1929 Tiger Rose
Rose
 1929 Where East Is East
Toyo Haynes
 1929 The Wolf Song
Lola Salazar
 1929 Lady of the Pavements
Nanon del Rayon
 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)
The Dean's Daughter
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: Hot-Cha! Musical comedy. Music by Ray Henderson. Lyrics by Lew Brown. Book by Mark Hellinger, H.S. Kraft, Ray Henderson and Lew Brown. Based on a story by H.S. Kraft. Musical Direction by Al Goodman. Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett. Choreographed by Bobby Connolly. Scenic Design by Joseph Urban. Costume Design by ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Lupe Vélez

Height:

5' (1.52 m)
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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:

More than four-thousand people filed past her casket during her funeral. See more »

Nickname:

Mexican Spitfire

Star Sign:

Cancer

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