Marcella Samora - Updated Jul 2024

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Marcella Samora

Marcella Samora is the mother of the singer-songwriter, model, actress, and fashion designer Selena Quintanilla-Pérez. Marcella Samora is also popular as the wife of Abraham Quintanilla Jr. who is a songwriter and producer.

Early Life and Childhood

Marcella Samora was born in the United States of America on July 17, 1944. her age is 79 years old and is under the astrological sign of cancer. She holds American nationality. Likewise, her ethnicity is Mexican-American and Cherokee Indian.

The names of her parents are not available at the moment. However, her father was originally from Amarillo, Texas, while her mother was a Colorado native. , she spent a significant part of her early life in Washington. Likewise, information about her other family members such as her siblings, cousins, and any other family members are also not available until now. Moreover, she is mainly popular because of her late daughter, Selena Quintanilla. So, it is pretty much obvious to not know about her family.

The names of the educational institutions she attended are not available as of now. And considering her age, she must have graduated from both high school and university. Until and unless she dropped out or decided to quit further studies. Or maybe she has never attended any educational institution.

Marcella Samora

Caption: Marcella Samora with her husband (Source: SuperHub)

Career and Professional Life

Marcella Samora has kept her profile very low. So, very little information related to her personal life and profile is available to the public and the world. Also, she is only popular because of her late daughter and her husband. So, it is pretty normal to not have anything regarding the personal life on the internet or in front of the public. Even, her profession as well as the work she does are not available. Maybe she wants to keep her life as private as possible and wants to live a normal life.

Talking about her husband, Abraham Quintanilla, is an American singer-songwriter as well as a record producer. Abraham is the father of singer Selena, and executively produced a biographical film about her life in the year 1997. Edward James Olmos portrayed him. Likewise, in the year 1957, he saw the performance of a group made up of his alumni classmates at a high school dance and reached out to them expressing his desire to join. And, the lead vocalist was leaving the group so at that time, they let Quintanilla practice with them. Eventually, he became a member of the group. This was how his singing career began. Moreover, Abraham even looked after his daughter’s music career and helped her a lot.

More About Career

Furthermore, her daughter, Selena Quintanilla was an American singer, songwriter, spokesperson, businesswoman, model, actress, and fashion designer.  She was also popular as the “Queen of Tejano music”. Her participation in music and fashion made her one of the most celebrated Mexican-American entertainers of the late 20th century.

Likewise, the billboard magazine named her the top-selling Latin artist of the 1990s decade, while her posthumous collaboration with MAC cosmetics became the best-selling celebrity collection in cosmetics history. Media outlets called her the “Tejano Madonna” for her clothing choices. Selena also ranks among the most influential Latin artists of all time and is credited for catapulting a music genre into the mainstream market.

Marcella Samora

Caption: Marcella Samora with her husband and daughter, Selena Quintanilla (Source: VidaModerna)

Net Worth 2024

Focusing on her earnings and income, her exact net worth is not available as of now. As her profession, as well as her work, is not available, it is pretty normal to not know her exact net worth as well as her income source as well.v

Death of Selena Quintanilla

Marcella Samora’s family had known Yolanda Saldivar for a little while. A self-proclaimed fan of Selena, Yolanda wanted to set up a fan club for the singer. So, in the year 1991, Abraham gave his permission and told her to serve as its president. Then, in January 1994, she became the manager of Selena’s boutiques. However, Selena’s family soon found out that Yolanda had been embezzling money from the fan club and the boutiques with fake checks and confronted her about it.

Subsequently, Yolanda purchased a gun persuaded Selena to come to a motel room, and fired a shot at her back. Likewise, on March 31, 1995, Selena passed away on arrival at the Corpus Christi hospital and she was 23 years old at the time. Moreover, she and the rest of the family were devastated. However, they wanted justice for their slain daughter. They got their daughter’s justice when Saldivar went to prison for life in October 1995 with the possibility of parole after 30 years.

Furthermore, she, her family, and Pérez operate the non-profit organization, “The Selena Foundation” at present. This organization encourages young underprivileged children to pursue education and strive to be better human beings. And, in the 1997 biopic, Constance Marie portrayed Selena, Marcella. Likewise, in the upcoming Netflix series of the same name, Seidy Lopez has portrayed her.

Relationship Status

Marcella Samora was residing in Washington when she became acquainted with Abraham Quintanilla Jr. Abraham had been drafted into the military in October 1961 and was serving at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, near Tacoma. They eventually dated and tied the knot on June 8, 1963. Likewise, on 13 December, she gave birth to their first child, a son whom they named Abraham Isaac Quintanilla III. Then, on June 29, 1967, she and Abraham welcomed their eldest daughter, Suzette Michelle.

Moreover, in the year 1970, Marcella Samora was diagnosed with a tumor and informed that she must have an immediate operation to remove it. But, before undergoing the procedure, she and her husband decided to get a second opinion. Then, the second doctor told them that she was pregnant. Furthermore, they were informed that they would be having a second son but she gave birth to a daughter at Freeport Community Hospital. Then, one of her roommates there recommended the name “Selena”.

Marcella Samora

Caption: Marcella Samora with her husband, Abraham Quintanilla Jr (Source: BiographyPedia)

Marcella Samora – Body Measurements

The body measurements of Marcella Samora such as her height, weight, chest size, waist size, hip size, bicep size, and any other sizes are not available at the moment. And all these unknown body measurements of her are still under review. Moreover, Marcell has brown hair and brown eyes.

Marcella Samora – Social Media

Marcella Samora is not active on any social media platforms. Likewise, she doesn’t own any social accounts until now. She may have wanted to live a normal life away from the social world.