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María Guadalupe Villalobos Vélez (July 18, 1908 in San Luis Potosí, Mexico – December 13, 1944 in Glendale, California), known professionally as Lupe Vélez, was a Mexican film actress. Vélez began her career in Mexico as a dancer in vaudeville, before moving to the U.S....Wikipedia

Age: 36 (age at death)
Born: 18th July, 1908, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Died: 13th December, 1944, Beverly Hills, California
Height: 5' 0" (152 cm)
Nationality: Mexican
Claim to Fame: The Mexican Spitfire, WAMPAS Baby Star of 1928

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The first time you buy a house you think how pretty it is and sign the check. The second time you look to see if the basement has termites. It`s the same with men.

Ladies' Day

Ladies' Day (1943)

He's A Sucker For A Curve... especially when a dame throws them... his way!

A top baseball pitcher "loses" his pitching skills whenever he falls in love. His teammates try to get him to settle down with one woman so they can start winning some games.

Mexican Spitfire's Blessed Event
Redhead from Manhattan
Mexican Spitfire Sees a Ghost
Mexican Spitfire at Sea

The most popular Italian crossword weekly magazine, "La Settimana Enigmistica", which typically features the picture of a star on its cover page puzzle, had Lupe Velez on its no. 1 issue back in the `30s.


Was best friends with actress Estelle Taylor, who was the last person to see her alive.


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Alex Dawson - In the book Me Cheeta by James Lever, Warwick Levene is listed as one of Lupe`s lovers. I can find no trace of any such character. Any explanation would be welcome. (4 years ago)
LITTLE KOJAK - If you ever see the film `Hell Harbor` 1930, you will understand why Lupe Velez was nicknamed `The Mexican Spitfire`. And deservedly so. It is sad that she ended her young life so tragically. (4 years ago)
mfan0825 - She was one of a kind. (5 years ago)
Darrell Moore - Loving Lupe. She just gets more fascinating as time moves on. I wish someone would write a decent biography(book) about her. She sizzles (7 years ago)

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