Story by Eric Elizondo
Mexican actress Lupe Ontiveros has passed away, she had been suffering from liver cancer. Lupe was most remembered for her role in “Selena” as Yolanda Saldivar.
She was also in “As Good As It Gets“, “The Goonies“, “Real Women Have Curves“, “Reba“, “This Christmas“, and “Our Family Wedding“. Along with being a actress Lupe was a big activist in the fight against Domestic Violence and Aids.
Lupe was crucial in breaking down barriers for many of today’s latina actresses. She was not afforded the same opportunities as many of them but, still broke out as a memorable star. Her fellow Selena co-star Jacob Vargas, who played A.B. in the film, was at her bedside last night.
She will truly be missed.