Selena Quintanilla facts – 41 Interesting Facts About Selena Quintanilla

Facts about Selena Quintanilla

More than 22,000 actresses were screen tested before Jennifer Lopez was selected to play the role of Selene in her biographical film. 9-year-old Becky Lee Meza played the role of the child Selena.

The Quintanilla family hastened the production of the biographical film because other film companies were also making Selena’s biography to cash in her popularity.

Salma Hayek and Mexican soap opera actress Bibi Gaytán were also approached to play the role of Selena.

The People magazine featured her on its cover in a special tribute issue for the singer. It is only the third tribute edition ever by People magazine, the earlier two was for Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Audrey Hepburn.

Selena is known for popularizing the Tejano music which is a blend of country music and pop and is very popular in Texas which has a large Mexican –American population.

Selena dressing style and mannerism made many to dub her as the Mexican American version of Madonna. Her dressing style was distinctive and magnified her sensuality and sex appeal and was reminiscent of Madonna’s style in the 90’s.

Selena was also very active for social causes in her community. She visited schools and stressed upon the importance of having high school diploma.

Coca Cola appointed her as their spokesperson in Texas.

She organized free concerts for students in Texas.

“Amor Prohibido” was particularly dear too Selena because it was based on a true love story of her paternal grandmother.