Lupe Velez

Lupe Velez
1908 - 1944

Lupe Velez  Mexican Actress


Lupe Velez passed away on 13th Dec 1944 aged 36. Her last relationship was when Harald Maresch and Lupe Velez were dating for 11 months before Lupe Velez died aged 36.


Lupe Velez was previously married to Johnny Weissmuller (1932 - 1939).

She was also in relationships with Harald Maresch (1944), Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams (1940), Randolph Scott (1932 - present), Bert Lahr (1932 - present), Gilbert Roland (1931), John Gilbert (1931), Edward G. Robinson (1930), Lawrence Tibbett (1930 - 1931), Charles Chaplin (1928 - present), Jack Johnson (1928 - present), Gary Cooper (1928 - 1929), Douglas Fairbanks (1927), Howard Hughes ( - present), Ronald Colman, Rudy Vallee ( - present), Russ Columbo, Erich Maria Remarque ( - present), Tom Mix, Anthony Quinn, Errol Flynn ( - present), Bruce Cabot ( - present), George Jessel ( - present), Clayton Moore ( - present), Frank Borzage ( - present), Douglas Fairbanks Jr. ( - present), Jack Dempsey, Red Skelton ( - present), Clark Gable ( - present), Jimmy Durante and Ricardo Cortez.

Lupe Velez is rumoured to have hooked up with Victor Fleming (1928).


Lupe Velez is a 36 year old Mexican Actress. Born Maria Guadaloupe Velez de Villalobos on 18th July, 1908 in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, she is famous for The Mexican Spitfire, WAMPAS Baby Star of 1928 in a career that spans 1927–1944. Her zodiac sign is Cancer.

Lupe Velez was in 2 on-screen matchups, notably with John Boles in Resurrection (1931) and Melvyn Douglas in The Broken Wing (1932).

Lupe Velez is a member of the following lists: Mexican vedettes, Mexican women comedians and Mexican musical theatre actresses.


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Confirmed Relationships31
Longest Relationship88 yrs, 9 mths
Shortest Relationship11 mths
Average Relationship Length11 yrs, 6 mths
Rumored Relationships1
First Name Lupe
Last Name Velez
Full Name at Birth Maria Guadaloupe Velez de Villalobos
Alternative Name The Mexican Spitfire, The Hot Pepper, María Guadalupe Villalobos Vélez, Lupe Velez
Age 36 (age at death) years
Birthday 18th July, 1908
Birthplace San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Died 13th December, 1944
Place of Death Beverly Hills, California
Cause of Death Suicide by overdose sleeping pills
Height 5' 5" (165 cm)
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Sexuality Straight
Religion Roman Catholic
Ethnicity White
Nationality Mexican
Occupation Text Actress
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame The Mexican Spitfire, WAMPAS Baby Star of 1928
Year(s) Active 1927–1944
Brand Endorsement Kleenex Tissue (magazine advertisement) [1931], Lux soap (spokesperson) [1935]
Bust (inches) 37
Waist (inches) 26
Hips (inches) 35
Official Websites
Friend Adrienne Ames, Bruce Cabot, Bing Crosby, Estelle Taylor, Fannie Brice
Pets Chips (Dog - chihuahua), Chopps (Dog - chihuahua)

María Guadalupe Villalobos Vélez (July 18, 1908 – December 13, 1944), known professionally as Lupe Vélez, was a Mexican vedette and stage and film actress in the United States and Mexico.

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Lupe Velez36 CancerActress
Harald Maresch70 GeminiActor
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams63 TaurusActor
Bert Lahr72 LeoActor
Johnny Weissmuller79 GeminiActor
Randolph Scott89 AquariusActor
John Gilbert38 CancerActor
Gilbert Roland88 SagittariusActor
Edward G. Robinson79 SagittariusActor
Lawrence Tibbett63 ScorpioActor
Victor Fleming59 PiscesDirector
Gary Cooper60 TaurusActor
Charles Chaplin88 AriesActor
Jack Johnson68 AriesBoxing
Douglas Fairbanks56 GeminiActor
Jack Dempsey87 CancerBoxing
Red Skelton84 CancerActor
Clark Gable59 AquariusActor
Jimmy Durante86 AquariusActor
Ricardo Cortez76 VirgoActor
Howard Hughes70 CapricornBusiness
Ronald Colman67 AquariusActor
Rudy Vallee84 LeoSaxophone
Russ Columbo108 CapricornSinger
Erich Maria Remarque72 CancerWriter
Tom Mix60 CapricornActor
Anthony Quinn86 TaurusActor
Errol Flynn50 GeminiActor
Bruce Cabot68 AriesActor
George Jessel83 AriesDirector
Clayton Moore85 VirgoActor
Frank Borzage68 TaurusDirector
Douglas Fairbanks Jr.90 SagittariusActor
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Ladies' Day1943Pepita ZoritaMovie
Mexican Spitfire's Blessed Event1943Carmelita LindsayMovie
Redhead from Manhattan1943Rita Manners, Elaine MannersMovie
Mexican Spitfire Sees a Ghost1942Carmelita LindsayMovie
Mexican Spitfire at Sea1942Carmelita LindsayMovie
Mexican Spitfire's Elephant1942Carmelita LindsayMovie
Playmates1941Carmen del ToroMovie
The Mexican Spitfire's Baby1941Carmelita LindsayMovie
Six Lessons from Madame La Zonga1941Madame La ZongaMovie
Honolulu Lu1941Consuelo Cordoba aka Honolulu LuMovie
Mexican Spitfire1940Carmelita LindsayMovie
Mexican Spitfire Out West1940Carmelita LindsayMovie
The Girl from Mexico1939Carmelita FuentesMovie
La zandunga1938LupeMovie
Mad About Money1937Carla de HuelvaMovie
High Flyers1937Juanita - the MaidMovie
Gypsy Melody1936MilaMovie
The Morals of Marcus1935CarlottaMovie
Hollywood Party1934The Jaguar Woman, Jane in Schnarzan SequenceMovie
Palooka1934Nina MaderoMovie
Laughing Boy1934Slim GirlMovie
Strictly Dynamite1934VeraMovie
Hot Pepper1933PepperMovie
Mr. Broadway1933Lupe VelezMovie
The Half Naked Truth1932TeresitaMovie
The Broken Wing1932LolitaMovie
Hombres de mi vida1932Julia ClarkMovie
The Squaw Man1931NaturichMovie
Resurrection1931Katusha MaslovaMovie
The Cuban Love Song1931NenitaMovie
Resurrección1931Katyusha MaslovaMovie
The Storm1930Manette FachardMovie
East Is West1930Ming ToyMovie
Hell Harbor1930Anita MorganMovie
Oriente es Occidente1930Ming ToyMovie
The Wolf Song1929Lola SalazarMovie
Where East Is East1929Toyo HaynesMovie
Lady of the Pavements1929Nanon del RayonMovie
Tiger Rose1929RoseMovie
Stand and Deliver1928Jania - a Peasant GirlMovie
The Gaucho1927The Mountain GirlMovie
Sailors Beware1927Baroness Behr (uncredited)Short Film
What Women Did for Me1927The Dean's DaughterShort Film
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Posted commentsView all comments (8)

wjerryzJun 16

When they named her Spitfire ,that explains he to a tea. Great actress

Alex DawsonJul 1, 2010

In the book Me Cheeta by James Lever, Warwick Levene is listed as one of Lupe`s lovers. I can find no trace of any such character. Any explanation would be welcome.

LITTLE KOJAKJun 17, 2010

If you ever see the film `Hell Harbor` 1930, you will understand why Lupe Velez was nicknamed `The Mexican Spitfire`. And deservedly so. It is sad that she ended her young life so tragically.

mfan0825Jun 5, 2009

She was one of a kind.

Darrell MooreNov 28, 2007

Loving Lupe. She just gets more fascinating as time moves on. I wish someone would write a decent biography(book) about her. She sizzles

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