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Lupe Vélez

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Lupe Vélez (July 18, 1908 – December 13, 1944), was a Mexican and American stage and film actress, comedian, 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 El 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 Seconal. Her death, and the circumstances surrounding it, have been the subject of speculation and controversy.   Description above from the Wikipedia article Lupe Vélez licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.  

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Jul 18, 1908 In San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí, Mexico
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Sailors, Beware! 1927-09-25
Latest Project:
Movie That's Entertainment! III 1994-07-01
Known For
Poster of Redhead from Manhattan
Poster of Mexican Spitfire at Sea
Poster of Stand and Deliver
Poster of Sailors, Beware!
Movie That's Entertainment! III (archive footage) 1994-07-01
Movie The Big Parade of Comedy 1964-09-02
Movie Hollywood Without Make-Up 1963-07-01
Movie Redhead from Manhattan Rita Manners / Elaine Manners 1943-05-06
Movie Ladies' Day Pepita Zorita 1943-04-09
Movie Mexican Spitfire's Blessed Event Carmelita Lindsay 1943-07-14
Movie Mexican Spitfire at Sea Carmelita Lindsay 1942-03-13
Movie Mexican Spitfire Sees a Ghost Carmelita Lindsay 1942-06-26
Movie Mexican Spitfire's Elephant Carmelita Lindsay 1942-09-17
Movie Six Lessons From Madame La Zonga Madame La Zonga 1941-01-17
Movie The Mexican Spitfire's Baby Carmelita Lindsay 1941-11-28
Movie Honolulu Lu Consuelo Cordoba aka Honolulu Lu 1941-12-11
Movie Playmates Carmen del Toro 1941-12-26
Movie Mexican Spitfire Carmelita Lindsay 1940-01-12
Movie Mexican Spitfire Out West Carmelita Lindsay 1940-10-29
Movie The Girl from Mexico Carmelita Fuentes 1939-06-01
Movie La zandunga Lupe 1938-03-18
Movie High Flyers Juanita - the Maid 1937-11-07
Movie Gypsy Melody Mila 1936-07-27
Movie Hollywood on Parade No. B-1 1934-03-02
Movie Palooka Nina Madero 1934-01-26
Movie Strictly Dynamite Vera 1934-05-11
Movie Laughing Boy Slim Girl 1934-04-13
Movie Hollywood Party The Jaguar Woman / Jane in Schnarzan Sequence / Herself 1934-05-24
Movie Hot Pepper Pepper 1933-01-15
Movie The Broken Wing Lolita 1932-03-25
Movie Kongo Tula 1932-10-01
Movie The Half Naked Truth Teresita 1932-12-16
Movie The Squaw Man Naturich 1931-09-04
Movie The Cuban Love Song Nenita 1931-12-05
Movie Hell Harbor Anita Morgan 1930-03-14
Movie The Storm Manette Fachard 1930-08-17
Movie East Is West Ming Toy 1930-10-23
Movie Wolf Song Lola Salazar 1929-03-29
Movie Lady of the Pavements Nanon del Rayon 1929-01-22
Movie Where East Is East Toyo Haynes 1929-05-04
Movie Tiger Rose 1929-12-21
Movie Stand and Deliver Jania - a Peasant Girl 1928-02-18
Movie Fashion News Self (1929) 1928-11-06
Movie Sailors, Beware! Baroness Behr (uncredited) 1927-09-25
Movie The Gaucho The Mountain Girl 1927-11-21
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