Selena Quintanilla Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Selena Quintanilla Quick Info
Height5 ft 5 in
Weight57 kg
Date of BirthApril 16, 1971
Zodiac SignAries
Date of DeathMarch 31, 1995

Selena Quintanilla was a legendary American singer, songwriter, spokesperson, businesswoman, model, actress, activist, and fashion designer who achieved the feat of becoming one of the most celebrated Mexican-American entertainers of the late 20th century over the span of her career that was cut short due to her murder. She had released a number of albums and tracks including Entre a Mi MundoVen ConmigoDreaming of YouAmor ProhibidoSelenaContigo Quiero EstarBaila Esta CumbiaI’m Getting Used to YouNo Me Queda MásAmor Prohibido, and El Toro Relajo. Referred to as the “Queen of Tejano music”, several media outlets called her the “Tejano Madonna” for her clothing choices. Also, actress and musician Jennifer Lopez portrayed her in Selena, a 1997 Warner Bros. film about her life and career.

Born Name

Selena Quintanilla

Other Names

Preciosa, Sel, Queen of Tejano, Buffy, La Reina de Tex-Mex, Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, Queen of Cumbia, Queen of Latin Music, Tejano Madonna

Selena Quintanilla posing for a portfolio photoshoot
Selena Quintanilla posing for a portfolio photoshoot

Age

Selena Quintanilla was born on April 16, 1971.

Died

Selena died at the age of 23 on March 31, 1995, due to Gunshot in Corpus Christi, Texas, United States.

Resting Place

Seaside Memorial Park, Corpus Christi, Texas, United States

Sun Sign

Aries

Born Place

Lake Jackson, Texas, United States

Nationality

American

 

Education

Selena went to these schools (written in proper order) –

  • Oran M. Roberts Elementary School
  • West Oso Junior High in Corpus Christi
  • American School of Correspondence in Chicago

She was accepted into the Louisiana State University but, chose to get enrolled at Pacific Western University and selected business administration as her major.

Occupation

Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Spokesperson, Fashion Designer, Businesswoman, Model, Activist

Family

  • Father – Abraham Quintanilla Jr. (Former Musician)
  • Mother – Marcella Ofelia Quintanilla
  • Siblings – A.B. Quintanilla III (Older Brother) (Record Producer), Suzette Quintanilla (Older Sister) (Actress)
  • Others – Abraham Gonzalez Quintanilla Sr. (Paternal Grandfather), Maria Tereza Calderon (Paternal Grandmother)

Genre

Tejano, Mexican Cumbia, Mariachi, Ranchera, Pop, R&B, Latin Pop

Instruments

Vocals

Labels

Q-Productions, EMI Latin, EMI America Records, Capitol Latin, Universal Music Latin Entertainment, SBK Records

Build

Voluptuous

Height

5 ft 5 in or 165 cm

Weight

57 kg or 126 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Selena Quintanilla had dated –

  • Chris Perez (1989-1995) – In 1989, guitarist and author Chris had collaborated with A.B. Quintanilla III to write a jingle for a Coca-Cola commercial, which Selena had to perform. After the commercial was accepted, A.B. treated them to a Mexican trip, where Chris found he had feelings for Selena. As he had a girlfriend back then, he tried to stay away from her but couldn’t control his feelings and decided to woo her. They confessed their feelings for each other at the Pizza Hut chain and soon got in a relationship. Being afraid that her father won’t approve of their relationship, they resolved to keep it secret. However, her sister got wind of their affair, which led to her father telling Chris their relationship was over. They didn’t heed his order and continued to date until he fired him from the band. One morning in April 1992, he found her outside his room and she convinced him to elope. They secretly got married in Nueces County. The news of their marriage was leaked within hours and ultimately her father accepted their marriage.
Selena Quintanilla and ex-husband Chris Perez
Selena Quintanilla and ex-husband Chris Perez

Race / Ethnicity

Multiracial

Selena had Mexican-American ancestry on her father’s side while was of Cherokee Native American descent on her mother’s side.

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Distinct Latin American appearance
  • A penchant for dressing provocatively

Measurements

35-26-37 in or 89-66-94 cm

Selena Quintanilla performing at a concert
Selena Quintanilla performing at a concert

Dress Size

8 (US) or 38 (EU)

Bra Size

32C

Shoe Size

She was speculated to be wearing a shoe of size 7 (US).

Brand Endorsements

Selena 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
  • No More Guns

Religion

Jehovah’s Witness

Best Known For

  • Being one of the most successful Latin artists of all time
  • Being one of the most famous sex icons of the 90s

First Album

Selena released her debut studio album, Selena, in October 1989. It peaked at #7 on “Regional Mexican Albums” charts.

First Film

Selena debuted with the 1995 rom-com film Don Juan DeMarco in the role of Mariachi singer.

First TV Show

In 1993, Selena appeared in 2 episodes of the telenovela Dos Mujeres, un Camino as herself.

Personal Trainer

During her lifetime, she wasn’t too fascinated by crazy diets. For that matter, she didn’t even believe in dieting and used to eat anything she wanted.

She only used to make sure that she was eating three times a day and taking her daily vitamins.

Selena also didn’t like exercising and relied on stage work to remain fit.

Selena Quintanilla Favorite Things

  • Food – Pizza
  • Flowers – White Roses
  • TV Series – Moonlighting
  • Color – Purple, Black
  • Janet Jackson Song – Black Cat
  • Fast Food Chain – Pizza Hut, Jack in the Box, Whataburger, Olive Garden
  • Singers Janet Jackson, Bonnie Raitt, Gloria Estefan, Garth Brooks
  • Her own Song – Bidi Bidi Bom Bom
  • Lip Color – “Brick” from Chanel
  • Cartoon – Tom & Jerry

SourceBuzzFeed, Legacy, IMDb

Selena Quintanilla giving live music performance
Selena Quintanilla giving live music performance

Selena Quintanilla Facts

  1. Selena holds the distinction of being the first Tejano artist to have found a place in Billboard’s Latin Top 200 List of All Time Best Selling Records.
  2. The Coca-Cola brand created a special beverage bottle in her honor in 1994 and to celebrate her 5 years as the ambassador of the soft drink brand.
  3. When her mother was pregnant with her, her parents were so confident that she would give birth to a son. They even had decided to name the child Marc Anthony.
  4. In 1994, she created history by becoming the first Tejano recording artist to have won a Grammy award. That year, her album Live! was recognized as the best American / Mexican album.
  5. She started singing at the age of 3.
  6. By the age of 9, she was headlining her music band, Selena y Los Dinos, which was put together by her father.
  7. In 1994, she launched her clothing label and started two boutique stores (in San Antonio and Corpus Christi) under the Selena Etc. name. The boutique had an in-house beauty salon as well.
  8. At the Tejano Music Award ceremonies, she managed to win the Female Vocalist of the Year award for 9 consecutive years. Overall, she won it 10 times.
  9. Throughout her life, she worked with not-for-profit and social cause organizations such as Toys for Tots, D.A.R.E and, Texas Prevention Partnership.
  10. In January 1995, she served as the main act at the Teach the Children festival. The proceeds from the concert were used to procure school supplies for needy children.
  11. She regularly visited schools and educational institutes to encourage children to refrain from alcohol or drug usage.
  12. She used to design her own on-stage outfits.
  13. Singer and actress Selena Gomez has been named after her.
  14. After she was shot dead by her employee, Yolanda Saldivar, the governor of Texas, George W. Bush declared her birthday as Selena Day in Texas.
  15. One of the many special facts about the artist is that she never refused to sign an autograph.
  16. When her album Dreaming of You debuted at the #1 position on the US Billboard 200, she became the first Hispanic music artist to accomplish it.
  17. Some of her influences included Gloria Estefan, Donna Summer, Madonna, Paula Abdul, Michael Jackson, and Janet Jackson.
  18. Sometime before Selena’s death, she had liposuction surgery to reduce the fat content in her thighs and stomach. The surgery was performed by her plastic surgeon Ricardo Martinez.
  19. On October 17, 2017, Google had honored her with a musical doodle of her life.
  20. In 2020, a biographical TV series was released on Selena on Netflix titled Selena: The Series. Christian Serratos had played the lead role as Selena.
  21. She was posthumously awarded the lifetime achievement award during the 2021 Grammys.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. Te amo selena amo song como la flor Baila esta cumbia and dreaming of you love you
    you look down to us and we look up to you love you selena

    • my name is Nicole fisher im from Fiji I watch this movies when i was 12 years old i still remember what Selena look like in a video , i always admired her she always put herself down ,she gives me inspiration . I always said one day i can visit Selena grave and see her museum and her design cloth when she passed away

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