Selena remembered 20 years later: Watch previously unseen home videos

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Selena Remembered 20 Years Later: Watch Previously Unseen Home Videos


Jennifer Lopez became a household name in 1997 when she played Selena, the pop star who died tragically two decades ago at 23. Now, Telemundo is showing a new look at the singer in never-before-seen home movies.

Telemundo will air a special tribute on Sunday called Siempre Selena, which will include personal stories from her family, including her husband, Chris Perez.

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"The plane started bouncing around," Perez says in the special, recalling the day they met. "I got scared. Next thing I know she was holding my hand and that was the beginning of everything."

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Selena remembered 20 years later: Watch previously unseen home videos
Tejano star Selena, left, watches as Yolanda Saldivar speaks to a crowd at a post-1994 Tejano Music Awards party in San Antonio, Texas. Saldivar is accused of shooting Selena to death in a Corpus Christi motel room Friday, March 31, 1995. (AP Photo)
Mexican singer Selena performing in concert; one month later she would be shot and killed by Yolanda Saldivar, the pres. of her fan club, after confronting her on charges that she was embezzling funds. (Photo by Arlene Richie/Media Sources/Media Sources/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
Singer Selena Quintanilla Perez inside nightclub (no caps). (Photo by Pam Francis/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
FILE - In this March 7, 1995 file photo, Tejano music star Selena poses in Corpus Christi, Texas. (AP Photo/Paul Howell, Houston Chronicle, file)
Fans of slain grammy-winning singer Selena, from right, Amanda Gomez, Nency Gonzales, Dorisa Rivera and Luann Mora, comfort one another as they pass by the casket of the slain singer during a service Sunday, April 2, 1995, in Corpus Christi, Texas. The woman accused of killing Selena, Yolanda Saldivar, will stand trial on murder chargers when the trial begins Monday, Oct. 9, 1995, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip
Angelica Martinez, shown July 13, 1995, in dark pants, drove all the way from Anaheim ,Calif. to visit the grave of slain Tejano singer Selena Perez Quintanilla in Corpus Christi, Texas. She is surrounded by her children Anette and Raymound Martinez, holding hands, and by other family members. (AP Photo/Josh Lemieux)
A man, who identified himself as a fan of slain Tejano music star Selena, waves his hand as he waits outside the Harris County Courthouse where the trial of Yolanda Saldivar is taking place Thursday, Oct. 19, 1995, in Houston. The man was yelling that Saldivar should receive the same punishment as she gave to Selena, death. Saldivar is accused of murdering Selena. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Mimi Valdez, right, holds a sign as she joins with other fans of slain Tejano music star Selena outside the Harris County Courthouse Monday, Oct. 23, 1995, in Houston. The trial of Yolanda Saldivar, the woman accused of murdering Selena, is expected to go to the jury Monday. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Fans of slain Tejano singer Selena, from left, Frances Rios, Irene Soria, Nora Rosales and Nellie Gonzales react after the jury returned a guilty verdict against Selena's killer, Yolanda Saldivar, Monday, Oct. 23, 1995, in Houston. (AP Photo/Brett Coomer)
Fans of slain Tejano music star Selena wait outside the Harris County Courthouse for the sentencing of Yolanda Saldivar, the woman convicted of murdering Selena, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 1995, in Houston. Sentencing was delayed while attorneys argued over evidence to be used in the sentencing phase. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Fans of slain Tejano music star Selena celebrate outside the Harris County Courthouse Thursday, Oct. 26, 1995, in Houston, after Selena's killer, Yolanda Saldivar, was sentenced to life in prison. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)
FILE--Yolanda Saldivar, is shown in this Corpus Christi Police Department booking photo displayed during a news confernce, April 1, 1995. Saldivar, the woman accused of murdering Tejano music star Selena, was found guilty after two hours of jury deliberations, Monday, Oct. 23, 1995, in Houston.. The jury rejected Saldivar's claim that the gun went off accidentally. Ms. Saldivar, 35, could get up to life in prison. (AP Photo/Corpus Christi Police Department)
Vistors to grave of slain Tejano music star Selena stop to pay their respects and take photographs on Saturday, March 30, 1996, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Selena was murdered by Yolanda Saldivar at a Corpus Christi motel on March 31, 1995. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Tejano singer & future murder victim Selena singing into mike on outdoor stage. (Photo by Barbara Laing/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
Portrait of Tejano singer Selena (Photo by Pam Francis/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
Chris Perez, husband of slain tejano singer Selena, posing w. arms around her sister Suzette Quintanilla. (Photo by Barbara Laing/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES: Estella Leak(R) wipes away tears during a memorial tribute for the slain Grammy-winning pop star Selena 02 April at the Los Angeles Sports Arena. Tejano music queen Selena was shot to death 31 March in Corpus Christi, Texas. On the left is Estella Leak's sister, Olivia. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)
Chris Perez, husband of slain tejano singer Selena, posing outside on concrete steps. (Photo by Barbara Laing/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
(L-R) Family of late tejano singer Selena who was shot by her former fan club pres. Yolanda Saldivar: husband Chris Perez, parents Marcela & Abraham Quintanilla, & siblings A.B. & Suzette. (Photo by Barbara Laing/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
Family of tejano singer Selena who was killed by her former fan club pres. Yolanda Saldivar: mother Marcela Quintanilla (2L), husband Chris Perez (3L) & sister Suzette (2R) laying roses atop casket at her funeral. (Photo by Barbara Laing/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
Crowd of fans paying tribute to Tejano singer Selena, who was shot to death by her former fan club pres. Yolanda Saldivar, outside Selena's family home. (Photo by Barbara Laing/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
In this June 24, 2011 photo, a poster of the United States Postal Service stamp made to honor Selena, is seen on display at Q Productions in Corpus Christi, Texas, where Selena made her last recording. (AP Photo/Paul Iverson)
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Selena was killed on March 31, 1995, when she went to confront Yolanda Saldivar, the woman who managed her clothing boutiques. Saldivar was suspected of embezzling money, and fired a gun during her meeting with Selena.

The Texas-born Tejano singer was on the verge of crossing over into English-language pop music at the time of her death with some calling her the "Mexican Madonna."

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"She was such an amazing spirit," Jennifer Lopez told ET earlier this month. "That's why 20 years later we're still talking about her.

Selena's story became a major motion picture just two years after her death. Lopez was a little-known actress at the time and she got her first taste of fame when the movie opened.

"I didn't expect all of this," she told ET at the film's premiere in 1997. "It's crazy. I can't believe it, but as usual Selena's fans have come out to support her."

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