Selena Quintanilla-Perez is an American who was a popular singer, songwriter, fashion designer, actress, model, businesswoman, and spokesperson. In the late 20th century, she was one of the most celebrated Mexican-American entertainers and was known as the ‘Queen of Tejano Music’ for her contributions to fashion and music. For her clothing choices, she was called ‘Tejano Maddona’ by the media outlets.

In the year 1987, her popularity grew after she won the Female Vocalist of the Year Award by Tejano Music Awards. Throughout her life, she made a lot of notable accomplishments. In the year 1997, a film named ‘Selena’ was released by Warner Bros, starring Jennifer Lopez as Selena. Across the world, she sold more than 30 million records, and this made her one of the best-selling female artists in Latin music.

Selena Quintanilla Wiki/Biography

Selena was born on 16 April 1971 and passed away on 31 March 1995 at the mere age of 23. She was born in a well-to-do family from Lake Jackson, Texas, the United States. She was known to hold an American nationality and has her belief in Jehovah’s Witness. She completed her early schooling at the Oran M. Roberts Elementary School, Lake Jackson, Texas, the US, and later in West Oso Junior High School, Corpus Christi, Texas, the US. Later she completed her high school at the American School.

Later, she enrolled herself at the Pacific Western University, the United States, in Business Administration. In the year 1984, she recorded her first LP record named ‘Selena y Los Dinos’ at the mere age of 17. From the very beginning of her childhood days, she was extremely excited in co-curricular activities like singing, music, acting, etc., and also was a good speaker and a leader.

Full NameSelena Quintanilla-Perez
Net Worth$5 Million
Date of Birth16 April 1971
Date of Death31 March 1995
Age23 Years
Birth PlaceLake Jackson, Texas, United States
ProfessionSinger, Songwriter, Fashion Designer, Actress, Model, Businesswoman and Spokesperson
NationalityAmerican
HometownLake Jackson, Texas
Zodiac SignLeo
SchoolOran M. Roberts Elementary School, Lake Jackson, Texas, US
West Oso Junior High School, Corpus Christi, Texas, US
American School, US
College / UniversityPacific Western University, United States
Education QualificationBusiness Administration

Family, Boyfriend & Relationships

Her father’s name is Mr. Abraham Quintanilla, an American singer, songwriter, and famous record producer, while her mother’s name is Mrs. Marcella Samora, a social worker.

She has two siblings. She has an older brother named Abraham Issac Quintanilla III, a singer, songwriter, record producer, and musician. She also has an older sister named Suzette Quintanilla, who also is a famous actress.

Selena’s marital status was married. She was married to Chris Gilbert Perez in the year 1992, who is an American guitarist, best known for the lead guitarist in Selena’s band, an author, and a songwriter.

Father NameAbraham Quintanilla
Mother NameMarcella Samora
Brother NameAbraham Issac Quintanilla III
Sister NameSuzette Quintanilla
BoyfriendChris Gilbert Perez
Marital StatusMarried
Husband NameChris Gilbert Perez

Physical Appearance

Selena was a beautiful-looking actress in the industry. She was known for her charming personality. She had a cute smile, adorable looks, and a slim body.

She owned a slim figure, with her figure measurements measuring 35-26-37 inches. She was 5 feet, and 4 inches in height, and her body weight was around 59 Kg. She had beautiful and brown hair and had beautiful mesmerizing brown colored eyes.

Career

Selena Quintanilla started her career with the band formed by her father at the mere age of 8. In the year 1989, her studio album titled ‘Selena’ was released. This year her singles titled ‘Contigo Quiero Ester’, ‘Sukiyaki’, and ‘Mentiras’ were released.

In the year 1990, her studio album titled ‘Ven Conmigo’ was released. This year her compilation album titled ‘Mis Primeros Exitos’ was released. This year her singles titled ‘Baila Esta Cumbia’, ‘Ya Ves’, and ‘La Tracalera’ were released.

In the year 1991, she starred in the music video titled ‘Buenos Amigos’. This year her compilation album titled ‘Personal Best’ was released.

In the year 1992, she starred in the music video titled ‘La carcacha’. This year her studio album titled ‘Entre a Mi Mundo’ was released. This year her compilation album titled ‘Entertainers of the Year’ was released. This year her singles titled ‘La Carcacha’, ‘Como La Flor’, and ‘?Que Creias’ were released.

In the year 1993, she starred in 2 episodes of the TV series titled ‘Dos Mujeres, un Camino as herself. This year she also starred in the music video titled ‘La llamada’. This year her video titled ‘Live!’ was released. This year her live album titled ‘Selena Live!’ was released. This year her compilation album titled ‘Mis Mejores Canciones – 17 Super Exitos’ was released. This year her singles titled ‘Amame’, ‘No Debes Jugar’, and ‘La llamada’ were released.

In the year 1994, she starred as a guest in the TV show titled ‘Sabado Gigante as herself. This year she also starred in the music videos and singles titled ‘Donde quiera que estes’, ‘Amor prohibidio’, ‘Bidi bidi bom bom’, and ‘No me queda mas’. This year her studio album titled ‘Amor Prohibido’ was released. This year her compilation albums titled ‘Selena’ and ’12 Super Exitos’ were released.

In the year 1995, an episode was released on the true-crime documentary titled ‘E! The Hollywood Story’. This year she also starred in the Posthumous music videos titled ‘No debes jugar’, ‘Fotos y Recuerdos, ‘I Could Fall in Love’, ‘Dreaming of You’, ‘Tu solo tu’, ‘Techno Cumbia’, ‘’I’m Getting Used to you’’. This year her studio album titled ‘Dreaming of you was released. This year her compilation albums titled ‘Las Reinas Del Pueblo’, and ‘Musipistas: 10 Exitos De Selena’ were released.

In the year 1996, her Posthumous music videos were titled ‘Siempre Hace frio’, and ‘No Quiero saber’. This year her compilation album titled ‘Exitos y Recuerdos’ was released. This year her remix album titled ‘Siempre Selena’ was released.

In the year 1997, two documentaries were released related to her named ‘Selena Remembered’, and ‘The Final Notes’. This year her Posthumous music videos were titled ‘A Boy Like That’, ‘Viviras Selena’, and ‘Disco Medley’. This year her soundtrack album titled ‘Selena: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack was released.

In the year 1998, an episode dedicated to Selena was released from the documentary TV series titled ‘Behind the Music’. This year, an episode was released on the true-crime documentary titled ‘American Justice’. This year her Posthumous music video was titled ‘Missing My Baby (Anthology remix)’. This year her box set titled ‘Anthology’ was released.

In the year 1999, her compilation album titled ‘All My Hits: Todos Mis Exitos’ was released. In the year 2000, her video titled ‘All My Hits: The Videos’ was released. This year her compilation album titled ‘All My Hits: Todos Mis Exitos: Vol. 2’ was released.

In the year 2001, an episode was released on the true-crime documentary titled ‘The Greatest’. This year her video and a live album titled ‘Live! The Last Concert’ was released. In the year 2002, her video titled ‘Ones’ was released. This year her compilation album titled ‘Ones’ was released.

In the year 2003, an episode was released on the true-crime documentary titled ‘101’. This year her video titled ‘Greatest Hits’ was released. This year her compilation album titled ‘Greatest Hits’ was released. In the year 2004, her compilation album titled ‘Momentos Intimos’ was released.

In the year 2005, a dedicatee was released for Selena titled ‘Selena ¡VIVE!’. This year her Posthumous music video was titled ‘Baila Esta Cumbia (remix)’. This year her videos titled ‘Selena ¡VIVE!’, and ‘Selena Remembered’ was released. This year her live album titled ‘Unforgettable: The Live Album’ was released. This year her compilation album titled ‘Remembered’ was released. This year her box set titled ‘Unforgettable: Ultimate Edition was released.