Facts of Selena Quintanilla
|Full Name:||Selena Quintanilla|
|Age:||50 years 0 months|
|Birth Date:||April 16, 1971|
|Best Match for Marriage:||Leo|
|Birth Place:||Lake Jackson, Texas, USA|
|Father's Name:||Abraham Quintanilla Jr.|
|Mother's Name:||Marcella Samora|
|Husband / Wife Name:||Chris Pérez|
|Siblings:||Two (A.B. Quintanilla, Suzette Quintanilla)|
|Education:||Pacific Western University|
|Height / How tall? :||5 feet 5 inches (1.62m)|
|Net Worth:||$25 million|
|Dress Size:||8 (US)|
|Eye Color:||Dark brown|
|Waist Size:||26 inch|
|Bra Size:||35 inch|
|Hip Size:||37 inch|
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Selena Quintanilla was an eminent American singer, songwriter, spokesperson, businesswoman, model, actress, activist, and fashion designer.
Additionally, Quintanilla’s album ‘Live!’ won the ‘Grammy’ for ‘Best Mexican/American Album,’ becoming the first album by a female Tejano artist to win the award. Apart from being an entertainer, she was also a spokesperson for ‘Coca-Cola.’
- 1 What is Selena Quintanilla famous for?
- 2 How old is Selena Quintanilla? Bio, Parents, Siblings, Ethnicity
- 3 Education History
- 4 Did You Know?
- 5 All about Selena Quintanilla’s Career
- 6 Net Worth and Salary
- 7 Awards and Nomination
- 8 Selena Quintanilla married Chris Pérez
- 9 How did Selena Quintanilla die?
- 10 Height, Weight, Eyes Color
- 11 Favorites
- 12 Social Media Profile
What is Selena Quintanilla famous for?
- As a famous American singer, songwriter, model, actor, fashion designer, and spokesperson.
- The winner of the ‘Grammy Award’ for Live in the year 1994.
How old is Selena Quintanilla? Bio, Parents, Siblings, Ethnicity
Selena Quintanilla was born Selena Quintanilla-Pérez on April 16, 1971, in Lake Jackson, Texas,, the United States of America. Currently, her age is 50 years old. Her zodiac sign was Aries.
Her father is Abraham Quintanilla Jr., a former musician and her mother, Marcella Ofelia Quintanilla. Additionally, her father had formed a band called ‘Selena y Los Dinos,’ and Selena started fronting the band from 1981. Selena has two siblings, A.B. Quintanilla, Suzette Quintanilla. She holds an American nationality and Caucasian ethnicity.
Talking about Selena’s education history, she went to Oran M. Roberts Elementary School, West Oso Junior High in Corpus Christi, American School of Correspondence in Chicago.
Additionally, she was accepted into the Louisiana State University but, chose to get enrolled at Pacific Western University and selected business administration as her major.
Did You Know?
All about Selena Quintanilla’s Career
Selena released her self-titled debut album on October 17, the year 1989. Then, the album, which was produced by ‘EMI Latin Records,’ was recorded at ‘AMEN Studios’ in Texas. Additionally, the song ‘Sukiyaki’ and the album debuted on the ‘US Billboard Regional Mexican Albums‘ chart.
In the same year, she also became a spokesperson for ‘Coca-Cola.’ Likewise, the first two jingles that she sang were composed by her brother Quintanilla III and the new guitarist of their band Chris Pérez. In the year 1990, Selena also released her second studio album ‘Ven Conmigo.’ Whereas, one of its singles, ‘Baila Esta Cumbia,’ also became one of Selena’s most popular songs.
Additionally, her 1991 album ‘Nada Se Compara Contigo’ also featured a duet titled ‘Buenos Amigos’ by Selena and Álvaro Torres. Similarly, in the year 1992, Selena also released her breakthrough album ‘Entre a Mi Mundo.’ Also, it peaked at number one on ‘Regional Mexican Albums’ chart for 32 consecutive weeks. Likewise, in 1993, she released ‘Live!,’ her Grammy Award-winning album.
In the year 1994, she also started her own line of clothing. Eventually, the year 1994 saw the release of her fourth album ‘Amor Prohibido’ which became one of the best-selling Latin albums in the US.
Net Worth and Salary
Selena had an estimated net worth of around $25 million. As a singer, Quintanilla has an average salary of $40,801. Quintanilla had starred in the TV commercials for Coca-Cola, Para HSN en Español clothing line, Battered women’s shelter. Agree Shampoo, Southwestern Call Notes, D.A.R.E, AT&T, Southwestern Bell, MAC cosmetics.
Awards and Nomination
Selena won the ‘Regional Mexican Female Artist’ award and ‘Female Vocalist of the Year’ award for her debut album ‘Selena.’ In the same year, Quintanilla won the ‘Grammy Award’ for ‘Live!’ She also won the award under the ‘Best Mexican/American Album’ category at the 36th ‘Grammy Awards.’
Additionally, ‘Amor Prohibido’ won ‘Record of the Year’ at the 1995 ‘Tejano Music Awards.’ It also won the ‘Regional/Mexican Album of the Year’ at the 1995 ‘Lo Nuestro Awards.’ Quintanilla also won several ‘Billboard Latin Music Awards’ for tracks like ‘Tú Sólo Tú’ and albums like ‘Selena’ and ‘Amor Prohibido.’
Selena Quintanilla married Chris Pérez
Selena Quintanilla was married to Chris Pérez on April 2, 1992. Additionally, they privately got married in Nueces County. The couple was living their married life in a pleasant way till 1995. Unfortunately, she was murdered by the founder of her fan club on March 31, 1995.
How did Selena Quintanilla die?
Selena was shot and killed by Yolanda Saldívar on March 31, in the year 1995, barely two weeks before her 24th birthday. Additionally, Saldívar was a close friend of Selena and also worked as both the creator and president of her fan club and the manager of her Selena Etc. boutiques in San Antonio and Corpus Christi, Texas.
In addition, the months leading up to Selena’s death, however, her father Abraham Quintanilla Jr. who received several complaints of Saldívar’s poor management skills and failure to send fan club memorabilia to paying customers; he investigated the situation and discovered that Saldívar had also embezzled more than $30,000 from the boutiques and fan club, per news reports from her murder trial.
Though Quintanilla Jr. confronted Saldívar and also warned his daughter to cut off all ties with her, Selena was also hesitant to do so. On March 31, 1995, Selena also accompanied Saldívar to the Days Inn motel where she was staying in Corpus Christi.
Additionally, Selena also reportedly asked Saldívar for financial statements or other evidence that would disprove the embezzlement claims, prompting Saldívar to take a handgun from her purse and shoot Selena in the shoulder. Though Selena was able to run to the motel lobby to cry for help, she quickly collapsed and was pronounced dead on arrival at Corpus Christi Memorial Hospital.
Moreover, Saldívar also attempted to flee the crime scene, but soon found herself stuck in a nine-hour standoff with the police and FBI, during which she pointed the gun at herself and tearfully spoke on the phone with negotiators for several hours, according to reports. Eventually, she was ultimately arrested, convicted, and, in October 1995, sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 30 years, in 2025.
Height, Weight, Eyes Color
Selena has a height of 5 feet 5 inches and weighs is 57Kg. Her body measurement is 35-26-37 inches. She has black hair and dark brown eyes. Hence, her bra size is 32C, dress size 8 (US), and shoe size 7 (US).
- Food – Pizza
- Flowers – White Roses
- TV Series – Moonlighting
- Color – Purple, Black
- Janet Jackson Song – Black Cat
- Singers – Janet Jackson, Bonnie Raitt, Gloria Estefan, Garth Brooks
- Her own Song – Bidi Bidi Bom Bom
- Lip Color – “Brick” from Chanel
- Cartoon – Tom & Jerry
Social Media Profile
She was active on social sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Selena has around 2K followers on Facebook, about 108.7K followers on Twitter, and over 25.1K followers on Instagram.