Rebecca Lee Meza- Child actress who played Selena Quintanilla

Who is Rebecca Lee Meza ?

Rebecca Lee Meza is a famous American actress known for her fantastic acting in many notable movies. 

Rebecca Lee Meza established her fame in the American film industry through her outstanding performance in the movie “Selena” which changed her life when she was just 10.

Meza is currently dedicated to social work and imparting the word of God. Now she is known by the name “Becky Burden.”

Rebecca Lee Meza Biography
Rebecca Lee Meza Biography

Did you know Rebecca Lee Meza completely took off from the movie industry?

Quick facts 

Full nameRebecca Lee Meza
Also known asBecky Burden
Age36 years old
BirthplaceHarlingen, Texas, USA 
Currently residingTexas, USA
ParentsJoe Meza (father)
Marital StatusMarried
HusbandMr. Burden
ChildrenTwo sons
Eye colorBrown
Hair ColorDark Brown
Height5 feet 8 inches
ProfessionActress, Social Worker, Businesswoman
Net worth$1.9 Million
Social mediaTwitter

Early Life and Childhood

Rebecca Lee Meza was born in 1987 in Harlingen, Texas, United States. She grew up with her lovely parents. Her father is Joe Meza. Becky holds an American Nationality. Rebecca went to a local high school for her secondary education. 

At just ten years old, Rebecca became famous by playing the role of Selena Quintanilla in the 1997 film “Selena.”

Becky at the premiere of Selena
Becky at the premiere of Selena

The movie was directed and written by Gregory Nava. Furthermore, she looked similar to Selena Quintanilla, so she was perfect for the role. Uncertainly, Selena Quintanilla died, making Becky feel low about her similarity with her. However, she did the movie and earned so much love and affection from the audience.

After the deadly incident, she, over the years, understood that it was a life test that God had given her. In addition, all the experiences helped her to decide the path that has given her another direction in her life.

Also, Becky’s singing voice was dubbed in the film, and Meza herself was a singer. After the film debuted, Meza recorded her album of songs for other children.

According to her Morning Star interview, she tried her hand at a singing career after high school and moved to Austin to pursue music, but it never took off.

The year 2022 marks the 20th anniversary of the iconic movie based on the life of the late Queen of Tejano music, Selena.


Rebecca Lee Meza has got beautiful eyes and also an attractive personality. Her height is 5 feet 5 inches. However, her weight is around 60kg approximately. 

Relationship and Family

Lee Meza is happily married to Mr. Burden, and they have a beautiful family with their two sons. Rebecca dedicated her life to the Christian faith with her family.

Meza still lives in Texas and remains a massive fan of Quintanilla, doing her part to honor the singer’s legacy along the way


At just ten years old, Rebecca Lee Meza became famous by playing Selena Quintanilla in the 1997 film that starred Jennifer Lopez. She was chosen among more than 20 thousand applicants, which was her dream come true.

Jennifer Lopez with Rebecca Lee Meza
Jennifer Lopez with Rebecca Lee Meza

During the filming, Rebecca Lee Meza met Jennifer Lopez and visited many countries promoting the movie about the “Queen of the Tex-Mex.” The popularity of the little girl became very noticeable, mainly due to the film’s success, which raised $ 60 million at the box office and won many awards. However, it was well received by critics and fans.

Read about- Late singer Selena Quintanilla and her mother, Marcella Samora.

However, when she returned from the cinematic dream, the girl encountered a harsh reality with death threats, bullying, and humiliation at her school.

Late on, after the movie’s success, Becky played around the showbiz arena and recorded a few albums of her own for a while before altogether dropping off from the industry for over two decades. 

However, when Becky returned from the cinematic dream, the girl encountered a harsh reality with death threats, bullying, and humiliation.

After all the fame she got from the movie “Selena,” she somehow disappeared from the film industry. 

Alongside, Becky Meza also recorded two albums, but her career did not take off. When her plans to continue in the world of showbiz didn’t go as planned, she decided to open a business after years.

Rebecca opened her own business: a local boutique and flowers called “Rebecca Lee’s Flowers and Bridal Boutique.”

Interesting Facts

Becky loves to eat Italian food. She is an animal lover, has a pet dog, and enjoys traveling worldwide. Becky loves to cook sometimes, and she goes to the gym to keep herself fit and healthy. However, she is also a yoga practitioner.

Rebecca Lee Meza photo
Rebecca Lee Meza photo

Rebecca’s shop is said to be festooned with Selena memorabilia. 

Rebecca Lee Meza Net Worth

As an actress and a businesswoman, Rebecca Lee Meza’s net worth is estimated at around $1.9 million. The primary source of her earnings is from advertisements and collaboration with many brands previously. 

Rebecca Lee Meza Social Media

Rebecca Lee Meza joined Twitter in July 2012, but she is not active there since the year 2012 itself. Unfortunately, her Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook accounts are seen as low updated.

She seems to be busy with her business and social work. She has never shared her photos or videos on any social media platform. 


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