The death of a daughter takes a massive toll on a mother and there’s no healing from it. Things get even more ugly when your daughter not just dies but is actually murdered. That is the situation in front of Marcella Samora, mother of the late singer Selena Perez, who was shot down by Yolanda Saldivar with and killed with revolver back in 1995.
Selena Perez, whose full name is Selena Quintanilla, famed as Selena, was a popular American singer, model, and fashion designer. Selena was one of the top-selling artists of her generation. But, she got shot down and killed by the president of her fan club Yolanda Saldivar on March 31, 1995, due to a disagreement with the Quintilla family. This obviously has taken a massive toll on her mother, Marcella Samora.
The 74-year-old Marcella is a mother of three children and has been incredibly strong after the murder of her beloved daughter Selena. After the death of Selena, people have been keen to know about her mother Marcella. Here, we’ll dig up some information about Marcella Samora, mother of the deceased singer Selena.
Birth and Lifestyle Details
Marcella Samora was born in 1944 and is currently 74-years old. She was born in the USA and was raised there as well. According to her, her mother was from Colorado while her father was an Amarillo.
As far as her current lifestyle goes, Marcella currently lives in Corpus Christi, Texas. She has been living there for some time with her husband Abraham Quintanilla.
Details On Husband
Marcella is married to Abraham Quintanilla. He was born in 1939 and is a retired military officer. He used to serve as a military officer in numerous places and was placed in Tacoma, Washington when he first met his future wife.
Marcella first met Abraham way back in 1961 when he was still in the army. The two got married two years later in 1963 after he retired from active duty. The two currently live together in Abraham’s hometown of Corpus Christi.
Marcella Samora’s Three Children
Marcella and her husband have been blessed with three children over the years. Their first child was named AAB Quintanilla III and was born in 1963. Their second child was named Suzette Quintanilla III and her final child was their now dead daughter Selena Perez.
Marcella’s children have achieved quite a lot of fame. Her eldest son AAB works in record production. And we all know about her youngest daughter Selena being a top-selling singer of her time.
Facts about the movie “Selena”
Released in 1997, Selena is an American biographical musical drama film produced by Warner Bros based on the life of the star Selena Quintanilla Perez. Selena’s family had initially rejected the movie to be made about Selena’s life but the producers Robert Katz and Moctesuma Esparza gave her family the right to choose the cast and director.
Twenty- two thousand girls had shown up for to audition to portray the part of Selena and Jennifer Lopez got the iconic role. J. Lo, in fact, sang only three words in the entire movie and had to learn to lip sync for the rest. Lopez was the first Latin actress to be paid $1 million for her role of Selena which did boost her career.
Many fans claimed that singer Selena and Jennifer Lopez look identical. True fans of Selena came crying to J Lo because of their similar physique.