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María Guadalupe Vélez de Villalobos (Mexican Spitfire, Lupita) was born on 18 July, 1909 in San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí, Mexico, is an Actress, Soundtrack. Discover Lupe Velez's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is She in this year and how She spends money? Also learn how She earned most of Lupe Velez networth?

Popular As María Guadalupe Vélez de Villalobos (Mexican Spitfire, Lupita)
Occupation actress,soundtrack
Age 35 years old
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Born 18 July 1909
Birthday 18 July
Birthplace San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí, Mexico
Date of death 13 December, 1944
Died Place Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
Nationality Mexico

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Lupe Velez Height, Weight & Measurements

At 35 years old, Lupe Velez height is 5' (1.52 m) .

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Height 5' (1.52 m)
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Who Is Lupe Velez's Husband?

Her husband is Johnny Weissmuller (8 October 1933 - 1939) ( divorced)

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Husband Johnny Weissmuller (8 October 1933 - 1939) ( divorced)
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Lupe Velez Net Worth

Her net worth has been growing significantly in 2020-2021. So, how much is Lupe Velez worth at the age of 35 years old? Lupe Velez’s income source is mostly from being a successful Actress. She is from Mexico. We have estimated Lupe Velez's net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.

The Wolf Song (1929)$2,500 /week

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On August 14, 2018, she was honored with a day of her film work during the TCM Summer Under The Stars.


Has a star (honoring her work in motion pictures) on the Hollywood Walk of Fame since 1960.


She gained her best reviews yet in the Mexican version of Naná (1944).


By 1943 her career was waning. She went to Mexico in the hopes of jump-starting her career.

Bolstered by the success of that movie, Lupe returned to the US, where she starred in her final film as Pepita Zorita, Ladies' Day (1943). There were to be no others.


She portrayed Carmelita Lindsay in Mexican Spitfire (1940), Mexican Spitfire Out West (1940), The Mexican Spitfire's Baby (1941) and Mexican Spitfire's Blessed Event (1943), among others. Audiences loved her in these madcap adventures, but it seemed at times that she was better known for her stormy love affairs. She married one of her lovers, Johnny Weissmuller, but the marriage only lasted five years and was filled with battles. Lupe certainly did live up to her nickname. She had a failed romance with Gary Cooper, who never wanted to wed her.


In 1934 Lupe appeared in three fine comedies: Strictly Dynamite (1934), Palooka (1934) and Laughing Boy (1934). By now her popularity was such that a series of "Mexican Spitfire" films were written around her.


In 1933 she played the lead role of Pepper in Hot Pepper (1933). This film showcased her comedic talents and helped her to show the world her vital personality. She was delightful.


Was chosen by Edwin Carewe to portray Katyusha Maslova in his sound remake of Lev Tolstoy's last novel: Resurrection (1931). She also starred in the Spanish-language version: Resurrección (1931). The part had previously been played by fellow Mexican actress Dolores del Rio in Resurrection (1927), a silent film directed by Carewe.


Was best friends with Mrs. Jack Oakie and former silent movie star and Estelle Taylor, who was the last person to see her alive. Taylor co-starred with Velez in Where East Is East (1929); she played the mother of Velez's character.


By 1927 she had emigrated to Hollywood, where she was discovered by Hal Roach, who cast her in a comedy with Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy.

Douglas Fairbanks then cast her in his feature film The Gaucho (1927) with himself and wife Mary Pickford. Lupe played dramatic roles for five years before she switched to comedy.


In 1924 Lupe started her show business career on the Mexican stage and wowed audiences with her natural beauty and talent.


According to her Mexican birth certificate, she was born "Guadalupe Villalobos y Vélez" in the city of San Luis Potosí on 18 July 1909 at 2:30 a.m.


Lupe Velez was born on July 18, 1908, in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, as Maria Guadalupe Villalobos Velez. She was sent to Texas at the age of 13 to live in a convent. She later admitted that she wasn't much of a student because she was so rambunctious. She had planned to become a champion roller skater, but that would change. Life was hard for her family, and Lupe returned to Mexico to help them out financially. She worked as a salesgirl for a department store for the princely sum of $4 a week. Every week she would turn most of her salary over to her mother, but she kept a little for herself so she could take dancing lessons. With her mature shape and grand personality, she thought she could make a try at show business, which she figured was a lot more glamorous than dancing or working as a salesclerk.


Daughter of Col. Jacobo Villalobos Reyes and Josefina Vélez Gómez, an opera singer. They married in 1901 in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico.


Maternal granddaughter of Silverio María Vélez Suárez, a printer, and his wife Carmen Gómez Galaviz. They married in 1881 in San Luis Potosí, Mexico.


Paternal granddaughter of Jacobo Villalobos Cuadriello, a lawyer, and Luisa Reyes Manrique. They married in 1875 in San Luis Potosí, Mexico.