Lupe Vélez, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Lupe Vélez

Mexican actress

Date of Birth: 18-Jul-1908

Place of Birth: San Luis Potosí, Mexico

Date of Death: 13-Dec-1944

Profession: stage actor, television actor, film actor

Nationality: Mexico

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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About Lupe Vélez

  • María Guadalupe Villalobos Vélez (July 18, 1908 – December 14, 1944), known professionally as Lupe Vélez, was a Mexican-born stage and screen actress, comedian, singer, dancer, and vedette. Vélez began her career as a performer in Mexican vaudeville in the early 1920s.
  • After moving to the United States, she made her first film appearance in a short film in 1927.
  • By the end of the decade, in the last years of American silent films, she had progressed to leading roles in numerous movies like The Gaucho (1927), Lady of the Pavements (1928), and Wolf Song (1929), among others.
  • She was one of the first successful Latin American actresses in the United States.
  • During the 1930s, her well-known explosive screen persona was exploited in a series of successful films like Hot Pepper (1933), Strictly Dynamite (1934), and Hollywood Party (1934).
  • In the 1940s, Vélez's popularity peaked after appearing in the Mexican Spitfire films, a series created to capitalize on Vélez's well-documented fiery personality. Nicknamed The Mexican Spitfire by the media, Vélez's personal life was as colorful as her screen persona.
  • She had several highly publicized romances and a stormy marriage.
  • In December 1944, Vélez died of an intentional overdose of the barbiturate drug Seconal.
  • Her death and the circumstances surrounding it have been the subject of speculation and controversy.

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