Selena Quintanilla's biopic, starring Jennifer Lopez and Edward James Olmos, hit the big screen 23 years ago. The release date was March 21, 1997, to be exact, just two years after the tragic death of Tejano music's rising star.
From Selena's humble beginnings as a singer to breaking into the male-dominated tejano genre and eventually becoming the "Queen of Tex-Mex," the movie, directed and written by the Oscar-nominated Gregory Nava, has become a staple in pop culture.
On Saturday (March 21), J.Lo took to social media to celebrate Selena's legacy with a heartfelt tribute video. “I can’t believe it’s been 23 years since this incredible movie came out and 25 years since her passing,” she said. “Selena was such an inspiration to me and I was so lucky to be chosen to play her. As an artist, this movie truly was an experience I’m going to remember for the rest of my life."