10 Times Jennifer Lopez and Selena Quintanilla-Pérez Looked Identical (PHOTOS)

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10 Times Jennifer Lopez and Selena Quintanilla-Pérez Looked Identical (PHOTOS)

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10 Times Jennifer Lopez and Selena Quintanilla-Pérez Looked Identical (PHOTOS)

It's been 22 years since Selena Quintanilla-Pérez was tragically killed and 20 years since her biographical film, Selena, was released.

Jennifer Lopez honored the late musician's legacy by playing her in the 1997 musical drama...and by doing her research to look and act a whole lot like her.

Click through the gallery for more on the Tejano music star's story and all the times J. Lo looked just like her.

10 Times Jennifer Lopez and Selena Quintanilla-Pérez Looked Identical (PHOTOS)
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Gone Too Soon

Gone Too Soon
Selena was tragically murdered in 1995, at the age of 23.
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Gone Too Soon

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Selena was tragically murdered in 1995, at the age of 23.

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Paying Tribute

Paying Tribute
Two years later, a film was released in her honor, portraying her life and career as a music star.
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Paying Tribute

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Two years later, a film was released in her honor, portraying her life and career as a music star.

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Casting For the Movie

Casting For the Movie
Jennifer Lopez played Selena and their resemblance is undeniable.

Casting For the Movie

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Jennifer Lopez played Selena and their resemblance is undeniable.

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The Same Outfits

The Same Outfits
The actress almost identically replicated Selena's style for the movie.
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The Same Outfits

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The actress almost identically replicated Selena's style for the movie.

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Performance Look

Performance Look
She studied performance footage of the musician before filming to be able to portray her accurately.
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Performance Look

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She studied performance footage of the musician before filming to be able to portray her accurately.

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All About the Mannerisms

All About the Mannerisms
Jen was even able to capture her mannerisms on stage...

All About the Mannerisms

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Jen was even able to capture her mannerisms on stage...

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Posing the Same

Posing the Same
And of course her expressions off stage.
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Posing the Same

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And of course her expressions off stage.

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Protesting the Role

Protesting the Role
At the time, some people were protesting Jennifer’s casting, saying the actress playing Selena should have had Mexican roots.
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Protesting the Role

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At the time, some people were protesting Jennifer’s casting, saying the actress playing Selena should have had Mexican roots.

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But Not For Long

But Not For Long
But once viewers saw J. Lo in the role, most people changed their minds and were supportive.

But Not For Long

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But once viewers saw J. Lo in the role, most people changed their minds and were supportive.

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Inspired by Selena

Inspired by Selena
Playing the pop icon even inspired Jennifer to start her own music career. Forever in our hearts.
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Inspired by Selena

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Playing the pop icon even inspired Jennifer to start her own music career. Forever in our hearts.

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It's been 22 years since Selena Quintanilla-Pérez was tragically killed and 20 years since her biographical film, Selena, was released.

Jennifer Lopez honored the late musician's legacy by playing her in the 1997 musical drama...and by doing her research to look and act a whole lot like her.

Click through the gallery for more on the Tejano music star's story and all the times J. Lo looked just like her.