Ontiveros was perhaps most known for her role as the convicted murderer, Yolanda Saldivar, in Selena.
As Good As It Gets 2
She played Greg Kinnear's lovable--and nosy--cleaning lady Nora Manning in this Academy Award-winning romantic comedy.
Desperate Housewives 3
Ontiveros was nominated for an Emmy for playing Juanita 'Mama' Solis, the suspicious mother-in-law of Eva Longoria's character on Desperate Housewives.
Real Women Have Curves 5
In 2002, Ontiveros played Carmen Garcia, the overbearing mother of America Ferrera's character, in Real Women Have Curves.