Selena remembered 20 years later: Watch previously unseen home videos


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
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)
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)
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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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