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DHS- villain Selena (Francesca Neri) in Collateral Damage

Selena Perrini

Selena Perrini is the secondary antagonist of the 2002 action thriller Collateral Damage and is played by actress Francesca Neri.

Character Summary[]

Selena is the wife of Claudio "The Wolf" Perrini and has an adopted son named Mauro. She meets LAFD firefighter Gordy Brewer during his search for Claudio in Mompós, after Claudio was responsible for the terrorist attack on the Colombian Consulate plaza building in Los Angeles. While planting a bomb in an attempt to kill Claudio, Brewer saves Selena from being caught in the blast radius. Selena reveals herself to be Claudio's wife and empathises with Brewer's motives to get revenge on her husband, as she too had once lost a child during a bombing. Selena tells Brewer that Claudio is planning another terrorist strike in Washington, D.C. and helps him escape from Claudio's compound after it comes under heavy fire.

Selena and Mauro accompany Brewer to the State Department in Washington, D.C. where she aids in the search for Claudio. Selena soon claims that she is going to the bathroom and encourages Mauro to come with her, but he refuses. After picking up on a few subtle clues from Selena before she leaves, Brewer realises that the State Department is the actual target and that Selena is aiding Claudio in the attack. Brewer correctly surmises that the bomb is hidden within Mauro's toy dinosaur and just manages to throw it out of the window in time before it explodes.

Meanwhile, Selena takes a lift to a lower floor and attempts to escape from the building, but Brewer quickly gives chase. They eventually reach a set of underground tunnels where Claudio is waiting for Selena on a motorbike, and the pair of them rides off before Brewer can catch them. However, Brewer successfully halts their escape by shutting the gates using a nearby control panel, prompting them to ride back again. Brewer uses a fire axe to slice open some gas lines along the walls of the tunnel and as Selena fires at him, she unintentionally ignites the gas which causes a huge explosion. Brewer avoids this by leaping through a nearby doorway, believing Claudio and Selena to both be dead. They are actually still alive and proceed to attack Brewer simultaneously, but he quickly grabs Selena and throws her into the control console. Selena cries in pain as she comes in contact with the console's exposed wires and is electrocuted to death.