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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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3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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:

Music video: "No Debes Jugar" 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:

I was six and a half when I started singing. I recorded my first record when I was eight and started traveling when I was nine. See more »

Trivia:

When Marcela was pregnant with Selena, her parents were convinced they were having a boy. The name they had chosen was Marc Anthony. Selena's name was chosen when her mother's roommate had chosen that name for a girl she was gonna have, but she had a boy, thus Selena's name was born. See more »

Trademark:

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

Nickname:

La Reina de Tex-Mex See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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