Deceased but legendary singer, Selena Quintanilla, finally received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame twenty-two years after her manager murdered her. The ceremony which took place on Friday was a star-studded event with people like Eva Longoria, Edward James Olmos – who played her father in the 1997 film about her life – and the LA Mayor Eric Garcetti.
Eric said to reporters as well as fans that she “was an angel” and was taken from her fans, friends, and family far too soon. Her commemoration on the Walk of Fame is “something permanent” for fans to remember her by and honor her memory.
Garcetti stated there is something that “generation after generation” can see in one of the most famous cities in the entire world.
Eva Longoria spoke on behalf of Selena – who is also from Texas – about her influence on the mainstream portrayals of Hispanics and her “humbling” contribution to the image of Latina women in popular culture.
Longoria said it “isn’t only for Selena, ” but it’s in commemoration of “every Latina” out there who has had a dream.
According to the Desperate Housewives alumni, when she grew up there were no iconic Latina women in the mainstream media until Selena Quintanilla came along. Suzette, who is Selena’s sister, also gave a speech in honor of her family as well as the famed singer.
Suzette stated that she” feels like we’ve crossed different generations” and they’re now in a “whole new generation” of people who are embracing Selena as well as what she represents.
Furthermore, she thanked her parents, especially her father, who helped her throughout her career. Selena Quintanilla’s life was famously characterized in the 1997 film, Selena, starring Jennifer Lopez in her breakout role.