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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.

 

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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.

 

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 45

Birthday 1908-07-18

Day of Death 1944-12-13

Place of Birth San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí, Mexico

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Also Known As

  • María Guadalupe Villalobos Vélez

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1994 That's Entertainment! III as (archive footage)
1964 The Big Parade of Comedy
1963 Hollywood Without Make-Up
1943 Mexican Spitfire's Blessed Event as Carmelita Lindsay
1943 Redhead from Manhattan as Rita Manners / Elaine Manners
1943 Ladies' Day as Pepita Zorita
1942 Mexican Spitfire's Elephant as Carmelita Lindsay
1942 Mexican Spitfire Sees a Ghost as Carmelita Lindsay
1942 Mexican Spitfire At Sea as Carmelita Lindsay
1941 Playmates as Carmen del Toro
1941 Honolulu Lu as Consuelo Cordoba aka Honolulu Lu
1941 The Mexican Spitfire's Baby as Carmelita Lindsay
1941 Six Lessons From Madame La Zonga as Madame La Zonga
1940 Mexican Spitfire Out West as Carmelita Lindsay
1940 Mexican Spitfire as Carmelita Lindsay
1939 The Girl from Mexico as Carmelita Fuentes
1938 Stardust as Carla de Huelva
1938 La zandunga as Lupe
1937 High Flyers as Juanita - the Maid
1936 Gypsy Melody as Mila
1935 The Morals of Marcus as Carlotta
1934 Hollywood Party as The Jaguar Woman / Jane in Schnarzan Sequence / Herself
1934 Strictly Dynamite as Vera
1934 Laughing Boy as Slim Girl
1934 Hollywood on Parade No. B-1
1934 Palooka as Nina Madero
1933 Hot Pepper as Pepper
1932 The Half Naked Truth as Teresita
1932 Kongo as Tula
1932 The Broken Wing as Lolita
1931 The Cuban Love Song as Nenita
1931 The Squaw Man as Naturich
1931 Resurrection as Katyusha Maslova
1930 Oriente es Occidente
1930 East Is West as Ming Toy
1930 The Storm as Manette Fachard
1930 Hell Harbor as Anita Morgan
1929 Tiger Rose
1929 Where East Is East as Toyo Haynes
1929 Wolf Song as Lola Salazar
1929 Lady of the Pavements as Nanon del Rayon
1928 Fashion News
1928 Stand and Deliver as Jania - a Peasant Girl
1927 The Gaucho as The Mountain Girl
1927 Sailors, Beware! as Baroness Behr (uncredited)

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