Quick Facts of Selena Quintanilla-Pérez

  • Full NameSelena Quintanilla-Pérez
  • Date of Birth16 April, 1971
  • NicknamePreciosa, Sel, Queen of Tejano, Buffy, La Reina de Tex-Mex
  • Marital Status Married
  • BirthplaceLake Jackson, Texas, United States
  • Ethnicity Multiracial
  • Religion Jehovah’s Witness
  • ProfessionSinger, songwriter, actress, spokesperson, fashion designer
  • Nationality American
  • Active Year1982–1995
  • Eye colour Dark Brown
  • Hair colour Black
  • BuildVoluptuous
  • SpouseChris Pérez (m. 1992; her death 1995)
  • Height5 ft 5 in or 165 cm
  • Weight57 kg or 126 lbs
  • Body Measurement35-26-37 in or 89-66-94 cm
  • EducationOran M. Roberts Elementary School, West Oso Junior High in Corpus Christi, American School of Correspondence in Chicago, Pacific Western University
  • Online PresenceN/A
  • ChildrenN/A
  • Horoscope Aries
  • Net Worth$5 million

Short Description Of Selena Quintanilla

Selena Quintanilla-Pérez was an American singer, songwriter, model, actress, spokesperson, and fashion designer. Selena was a Tejano exhibiting artist who earned a Grammy Award for Live! in 1994 for Best Mexican/American Album and marketed over twenty-one million albums.

Moreover, her song “Dreaming of You” emerged as a thirty-five-times Platinum-selling hit. And her songs were very popular. Selena recorded her debut studio album Selena in October 1989. It touched no.7 on the “Regional Mexican Albums” charts.


Selena was one of the most famous sex icons of the 90s and one of the most successful Latin artists of all time. Selena belonged to a multiracial ethnical background. She had Mexican-American ancestry on her father’s side, while she was of Cherokee Indian descent on her mother’s side.

Her religion was Jehovah’s Witness.  She used to celebrate her birthday every April 16. Her zodiac sign was Aries. She was born to family Abraham Quintanilla Jr. and Marcella Ofelia Quintanilla. Selena was the holder of American nationality.

Selena was 23 years old when she was murdered on March 31, 1995. Unfortunately, she died at the age of 23 years of age. And her last funeral was on April 3, 1995. At the time of her death, the last word she said was “Yolanda Saldívar in Room 158.”

Early Life And Education

Returning to her early life, the singer Selena Quintanilla landed on the earth to make the world musical on April 16, 1971, as Selena Quintanilla. She was born in Lake Jackson, Texas, United States. Selena was the youngest child of her parents. She has two siblings, and they are A.B. Quintanilla III (Older Brother) (Record Producer) and Suzette Quintanilla (Older Sister) (Actress).


Her father served as a former musician. Selena went to Oran M. Roberts Elementary School. After that, Selena visited West Oso Junior High in Corpus Christi and ended her education at the American School of Correspondence in Chicago. Selena got enrolled at Pacific Western University and picked business administration as her major. She started singing at the age of 3.



Selena Quintanilla earned her recording debut in the ’80s, emerging as an award-winning recording artist with albums like Amor Prohibido and Selena Live in the Latin music scene. Her last album, Dreaming of You, was recorded in 1995 and was a great hit.

Personal Life

Revealing some facts about her personal life, Selena was married. Her husband’s name is Chris Perez, and she married him on April 2, 1992. They privately got married in Nueces County. There is no information available for their children. The duo was living their married life in a pleasant way till 1995. The founder of her fan club murdered her on March 31, 1995. Selena had a straight sexual orientation.

Statistics And Net Worth

Mentioning some facts about her physical features, Selena had a Distinct Latin American appearance. She stood at the height of 5 ft 5 in or 165 cm. She was blessed with the voluptuous body type of weight of 57 kg or 126 lbs. Selena carried body measurements of 35-26-37 in or 89-66-94 cm. She had black hair. Her eyes were dark brown.


Selena has performed in TV commercials for Agree Shampoo, Coca-Cola, etc. She didn’t have any social media accounts. However, Selena had a total net worth of $5 million at the time of her death. Besides that, check out the professional and personal life of retired police investigator Joe Kenda.

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