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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

(1994)
Selena Thanks
(1997)
Cara & Coroa Soundtrack
Blue in the Face Soundtrack
(1995)

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 2019 Someone Great (performer: "Dreaming of You" - as Selena)
 2018 Oh Sheila (Short) (performer: "Dreaming of You" - uncredited)
 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 tour: "Ven Conmigo Tour". 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

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Personal Quote:

One thing is that if I ever have children later on, for sure I want my children to know Spanish. It only makes you a better person or even a smarter person to know 2 languages. If that barrier is not there you can cross both lines, talk to English and Spanish people and it gets you a lot farther in business and personal communication. - on Spanish See more »

Trivia:

The name Selena comes from the words "Selenite" and "moonstone". See more »

Trademark:

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

Nickname:

Buffy See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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