Lupe Vélez (July 18, 1908 – December 14, 1944) was a Mexican film actress. Vélez began her career in Mexico as a dancer before moving to the U.S. where she worked in vaudeville. Her personal life was often difficult; a five-year marriage to Johnny Weissmuller and a series of romances, were highly publicized. She is often associated with the nicknames "The Mexican Spitfire" and "The Hot Pepper".
Lupe Velez....Her funeral was held at Forest Lawn in Glendale, California; her body was laid to rest in the Rotonda de las Personas Ilustres in Mexico City.
Lupe Velez.....she had a number of highly publicized affairs. Her first widely publicized love affair was with John Gilbert. She also had affairs with Clark Gable, Charlie Chaplin, Erich Maria Remarque, Errol Flynn and Mexican actor Arturo de Córdova.
Lon Chaney Sr & Lupe Velez, in "Where East is East" 1929
Gary Cooper and Lupe Velez....One of Vélez's more publicized relationships was with actor Gary Cooper. Vélez met Cooper during the filming of The Wolf Song, and began a two-year affair with him. About her romance with Cooper, Dietrich said: "Gary was totally under the control of Lupe". When Cooper filmed Morocco, he found time to have an affair with Dietrich, despite the constant presence of Vélez on the set.
Johnny Weismuller, Adrienne Ames, Lupe Velez, Rocky, Gary, and Bruce Cabot - Johnny and Lupe, Adrienne and Bruce, and Gary and Rocky were all recently married and were out at the same club one night early in 1934 and this photo was arranged for a magazine
Lupe Velez death...Rosa Linda Fregoso writes that Vélez was known for her defiance of contemporary moral convention, and it seems unlikely that she could not have reconciled an "illegitimate child."