Selena Quintanilla Biography, Age, Wiki, Height, Weight, Boyfriend, Family & More

Selena Quintanilla

Biography / Wiki

American singer, songwriter, spokesperson, model, actor, and fashion designer, who possessed the potential of becoming one of the most popular artists in the world, Selena Quintanilla-Pérez was an American celebrity. Selena was shot dead by a former employee of ‘Selena Etc. boutiques,’ Yolanda Saldívar the year 1995.

She was one of the best-selling Latin musicians of the 1990s, famously regarded as the ‘Queen of Tejano pop.’ Her work in the field of fashion and music made her one of the late 20th century’s most influential Latin artists. Selena is credited, along with other musicians, for turning ‘Tejano music’ into a successful music genre.

Selena, born to a singer-songwriter, made her debut in 1980 when she became a member of the ‘Selena y Los Dinos’ family band. When her album ‘Entre a Mi Mundo’ peaked at number one on the ‘Regional Mexican Albums’ chart for 32 straight weeks, she began hogging the limelight.

One of her iconic songs became the single ‘Como La Flor’. Selena’s ‘Live!’ album, won the Grammy award for ‘Best Mexican-American Album,’ which is the first album to get the award by a female artist in Tejano music.

Height / Weight / Age

Born on the 16th of April 1971 Selena Quintanilla was 23 years old at the time of her death. She was one of the most beautiful actresses and her beauty was complemented by her dark brown eyes and black colored hair as well as for perfect body figure measurement of 35-25-37. Quintanilla was not much taller and height measured 5 feet 5 inches while her weight was 57 kg approximately.

Net Worth

After releasing her self-titled album Selena Quintanilla’s popularity increased quickly and her music soon became a benchmark for Mexican music and Latin artists. Selena has produced many successful records and has won a Grammy as well.

She earned most of her wealth through her career in music and a total net worth estimated for Selena Quintanilla is $25 million US dollars as of now.

Education / Family

A native of Texas Selena Quintanilla was born and raised in Lake Jackson, Texas, United States. The daughter of Abraham Quintanilla Jr. and Marcella Ofelia Quintanilla, she grew up with her brother and sister. After studying at West Oso Junior High she attended the American School of Correspondence.


Selena Quintanilla

Nickname Buffy, La Reina de Tex-Mex, Preciosa, Sel, Queen of Tejano
Birth Place Lake Jackson, Texas, United States
Date Of Birth April 16, 1971
Age 23 (at the time of death on March 31, 1995)
Height In Centimetres – 165 cm

In Feet and Inches – 5′ 5”

Weight In Kilograms – 57 kg

In Pounds – 126 lbs

Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black
Profession Actress, spokesperson, fashion designer, singer, songwriter
Zodiac sign Aries
School West Oso Junior High
College American School of Correspondence
Religion Jehovah’s Witness
Nationality American
Home Town Lake Jackson, Texas, United States
Fathers Name Abraham Quintanilla Jr. (Former Musician)
Mothers Name Marcella Ofelia Quintanilla


Selena Quintanilla with her parents
Selena Quintanilla with her parents
Brothers A.B. Quintanilla III


Selena Quintanilla with her brother
Selena Quintanilla with her brother
Sister Suzette Quintanilla


Selena Quintanilla with her sister
Selena Quintanilla with her sister

Career / Fashion And Style

On October 17, 1989, Sel released her self titled debut album. The album was recorded at ‘AMEN Studios’ in Texas and was created by ‘EMI Latin Records.’ She became a spokeswoman for ‘Coca-Cola’ the same year. Selena released her second studio album ‘Ven Conmigo’ in the year 1990.

One of her tracks,’ Baila Esta Cumbia,’ became one of the earliest popular songs by Selena. She released her breakthrough album ‘Entre a Mi Mundo’ in 1992. It lasted for 32 consecutive weeks at number one on the ‘Regional Mexican Albums’ chart. She published, in 1993, the album ‘Live!’ which was her award-winning Grammy record.

By this time, in telenovelas like ‘Dos Mujeres, Un Camino,’ she had begun acting in cameo roles. She started her own apparel company in 1994. In Corpus Christi and San Antonio, two of her boutiques named ‘Selena Etc.’ have been opened. Her fourth album ‘Amor Prohibido’, was released in 1994 and became one of the best-selling Latin records in the US.

Boyfriends, Affairs, Husband and More

She was married to Chris Perez but they did not have any children.

Boyfriends Chris Perez (1989-1995)
Marital Status Married
Husband Chris Perez


Selena Quintanilla with her husband
Selena Quintanilla with her husband

Favorite Things

Here we provide you a list of Selena Quintanilla’s favorite things.

Favorite Flowers White Roses
Favorite Her own Song Bidi Bidi Bom Bom
Favorite Colour Purple, Black
Favorite Singers Janet Jackson, Bonnie Raitt
Favorite Food Pizza
Favorite Fast Food Chain Pizza Hut, Jack in the Box, Whataburger

Selena Quintanilla

Some Interesting Facts About Selena Quintanilla

  • Selena had liposuction surgery sometime before her death to decrease the fat content in her thighs and stomach.
  • She became the first Hispanic music artist to achieve it when her album Dreaming of You debuted at #1 on the US Billboard 200.
  • George W. Bush, the governor of Texas, proclaimed her birthday as Selena Day in Texas after she was shot dead by her employee, Yolanda Saldivar.
  • She used to layout on-stage costumes of her own.
  • In order to persuade children to refrain from alcohol or drug use, she frequently toured schools and educational institutions.
  • She managed to win the Female Vocalist of the Year award for 9 consecutive years during the Tejano Music Award ceremonies. Overall, she has won 10 times.
  • She headlined her music project, Selena y Los Dinos, at the age of 9, which her father put together.
  • At the age of 3, she began singing.
  • In 1994, in her memory, the Coca-Cola Company created a special coke bottle and celebrated 5 years as ambassador of the soft drink brand.
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