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Charo

Biography

Celebrated singer, dancer, and comedian that has released strikes just like the 1977 one “Dance A BIT Better.” She wedded Xavier Cugat when he was sixty-four to be able to legitimately enter america. Besides her personal catch expression “cuchi-cuchi,” people keep in mind her on her behalf unusual outfits and outrageous stage existence. She divorced Xavier Cugat in 1978 and wedded manufacturer Kjell Rasten within the same calendar year. She’s a son called Shel Rasten. She produced several appearances on it series The Like Sail boat alongside Gavin MacLeod.

Quick Facts


Full Name Charo
Date Of Birth March 13, 1941
Place Of Birth Murcia, Spain
Height 1.63 m
Profession Pop Singer
Nationality Spanish, American
Spouse Kjell Rasten, Xavier Cugat
Children Shel Rasten
Siblings Carmen Martinez Molina
Awards ALMA Ricardo Montalban Lifetime Achievement Award
Nominations Asian Film Award for Best Actress, Gawad Urian Award for Best Actress, Awit Award for Album of the Year, Awit Award for Music Video Producer of the Year
Movies Sharknado 5: Global Swarming, Thumbelina, Moon over Parador, The Concorde ... Airport '79, The Big Mouth
TV Shows The Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon, The Surreal Life, Hollywood Squares, Chico and the Man, Dancing with the Stars, RuPaul's Drag Race, I Love the '70s: Volume 2
Star Sign Pisces

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#Fact
1Has returned to Las Vegas, Nevada to star in her own song/dance show. [November 2001]
2Was considered for the role of Eva Perón in Evita (1996), which went to Madonna.
3Charo long maintained that her stated date of birth was incorrect due to a "clerical error". Official documents in Spain and the United States maintained she was born in 1941, but Charo argued she was actually younger. In 1977, she went to court, and was able to successfully convince the judge to rule that she was born in 1951. This would have made her 15 at the time of her marriage, and the legitimacy of this date is widely questioned.
4Married Xavier Cugat at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.
5Cugat brought the then 16 year old Charo and her mother and sister to America on a student visa after he discovered her, but she had to return to Spain and wait two years to come back because she was a minor.
6Became a United States citizen in 1977.
7Her son, Shel Rasten, was a philosophy major at the University of Southern California (USC).
8When she was 14, she won a scholarship to study classical guitar with Andrés Segovia.
9Her trademark "cuchi, cuchi" comes from her nickname for her dog, Cuchillo (Spanish for "knife"): "When Cuchillo was happy, he wiggled. I copied him and I used to say 'como Cuchi, como Cuchi'. Everybody thought that it was very cute when I wiggled and say cuchi-cuchi, and they give me cookies and candy. Now every time I say cuchi-cuchi, people give me money.".
10Was winner of Guitar Player magazine's Readers Poll as Best Flamenco Guitarist two years in a row.
11Fluent in Spanish (native language), English, French, Italian and Japanese.
12Received the Distinguished Career Award from Hispanic Exhibitor and Distributor.
13Attended the Catholic Convent of the Sacred Heart, where she began playing guitar at age 9.
14Her mother was a homemaker and stage mother.
15Her father was a lawyer who was exiled to Casablanca during the Franco dictatorship, returning only when Franco died.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jane the Virgin2016TV SeriesCharo
Bubble Guppies2015TV SeriesSenora Ribitina
Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 232013TV SeriesCharo
The Suite Life on Deck2010TV SeriesSenora Ramirez
Las Vegas2006TV SeriesCharo
Histeria!1999TV SeriesEvita Peron
Thumbelina1994Mrs. (Ma) Toad (voice)
Moon Over Parador1988Madame Loop
Marblehead Manor1988TV SeriesCookie
The Love Boat1977-1987TV SeriesApril Lopez / Lupe Zapata De Vega Valdez
The Facts of Life1985TV SeriesCharo
The Jeffersons1985TV SeriesCharo
Fantasy Island1981-1984TV SeriesYolanda Morales / Maria Diaz / Dolores DeMercia
The Concorde... Airport '791979Margarita
Flying High1978TV Series
Chico and the Man1977-1978TV SeriesAunt Charo
Charo and the Sergeant1976TV MovieCharo Palmer
Ironside1972TV SeriesThe Dancer
Tiger by the Tail1970Darlita
The Big Mouth1967Mexican Maid (uncredited)
Ensayo general para la muerte1963as Charito Baeza
Nuevas amistades1963as Charo Baeza

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Without Men2011performer: "Cuchi Cuchi "
Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
That '70s Show2000TV Series performer - 1 episode
Thumbelina1994performer: "On the Road"
Christmas at Pee Wee's Playhouse1988TV Movie performer: "Feliz Navidad"
The Sonny and Cher Show1977TV Series performer - 1 episode
Tiger by the Tail1970lyrics: "Let's Drink, Friend" / music: "Let's Drink, Friend" / performer: "Let's Drink, Friend"
The Hollywood Palace1969TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Danny Kaye Show1965TV Series performer - 1 episode

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Country Fried Christmas2005TV Movie special choreography

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Steve Harvey2016TV SeriesHerself
Home & Family2014-2015TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
FabLife2015TV SeriesHerself
Celebrity Wife Swap2015TV SeriesHerself
Hell's Kitchen2015TV SeriesHerself - Restaurant Patron
The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2015TV MovieHerself
Entertainment Tonight2014TV SeriesHerself - The Love Boat
Oprah: Where Are They Now?2014TV SeriesHerself
The Talk2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Celebrity Ghost Stories2012TV Series documentaryHerself
RuPaul's Drag Race2009-2012TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Special Guest
That's Kentertainment!2005-2011TV SeriesHerself
RuPaul's Drag U2011TV SeriesHerself - Judge
Latino 1012010-2011TV SeriesHerself
Watch What Happens: Live2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Wendy Williams Show2010TV SeriesHerself
Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon1997-2010TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Performer
The 8th Annual TV Land Awards2010TV SpecialHerself
The Naturalized2010DocumentaryHerself
Celebrity Habla2009TV Movie documentaryHerself
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List2009TV SeriesHerself
2009 Game Show Awards2009TV SpecialHerself - Contestant
The Florence Henderson Show2009TV SeriesHerself
Viva Hollywood!2008TV SeriesHerself
The 5th Annual TV Land Awards2007TV SpecialHilda ("Ugly Betty White")
Chappelle's Show2006TV SeriesHerself
I Love the '70s: Volume 22006TV SeriesHerself
So Notorious2006TV SeriesHerself
Queer Edge with Jack E. Jett2005TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Co-Host
I Love the Holidays2005TV Special documentaryHerself
The Tony Danza Show2005TV SeriesHerself
Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson2005TV Special documentaryHerself (uncredited)
The 3rd Annual TV Land Awards2005TV SpecialGabrielle Solis (segment "Desperate Classic Housewives")
The Surreal Life2004TV SeriesHerself
TV Land's Top Ten2004TV Series documentaryHerself
Hollywood Squares2002-2004TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
The 2nd Annual TV Land Awards2004TV SpecialHerself
The Yesterday Show with John Kerwin2004TV SeriesHerself
Latin Music Awards2003TV SpecialHerself
The Love Boat: TV Tales2002TV SpecialHerself
¡Viva Vegas!2001TV SeriesHerself
The Test2001TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
VH-1 Where Are They Now?2000TV Series documentaryHerself
The Daily Show1997-2000TV SeriesHerself
That '70s Show2000TV SeriesHerself
1999 ALMA Awards1999TV SpecialHerself
Sin City Spectacular1998TV SeriesHerself
All-American Thanksgiving Day Parade1997TV SpecialHerself
The Naked Truth1997TV SeriesHerself
Blame It on the Macarena!1996Video documentaryHerself
The 1994 Annual Diversity Awards1994TV SpecialHerself
Vicki!1992-1994TV SeriesHerself
Live with Kelly and Michael1992TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Christmas at Pee Wee's Playhouse1988TV MovieHerself
The New Hollywood Squares1986-1988TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
The Tortellis1987TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with David Letterman1985TV SeriesHerself
Star Search1985TV SeriesHerself - Introducer
Family Feud1983TV SeriesHerself
Perry Como's Easter in Guadalajara1982TV SpecialHerself
The Mike Douglas Show1971-1980TV SeriesHerself - Entertainer / Herself - Co-Host
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1965-1979TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
All-Star Birthday Party for Bob Hope... at Sea1979TV MovieHerself
Paul Lynde Goes MA-A-A-AD1979TV MovieHerself
Sha Na Na1979TV SeriesHerself
New American Bandstand 19651976-1978TV SeriesHerself
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1978TV SeriesHerself
Live Wednesday1978TV SeriesHerself
Bob Hope's Salute to the 75th Anniversary of the World Series1978TV SpecialHerself
The Hollywood Squares1971-1978TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
Happy Birthday, Bob1978TV SpecialHerself
The Bob Hope All Star Comedy Special from Australia1978TV MovieHerself
The Jim Nabors Show1978TV SeriesHerself
ABC's Silver Anniversary Celebration1978TV SpecialHerself
The 35th Annual Golden Globe Awards1978TV Movie documentaryHerself
Donny and Marie1976-1977TV SeriesHerself
Happy Birthday, Las Vegas1977TV SpecialHerself
The Merv Griffin Show1966-1977TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest / Herself - Musician / ...
The Brady Bunch Variety Hour1977TV SeriesHerself
The Sonny and Cher Show1976-1977TV SeriesHerself / Various Characters
The 4th Annual American Music Awards1977TV SpecialHerself
The 34th Annual Golden Globe Awards1977TV SpecialHerself
Bob Hope's All-Star Comedy Spectacular from Lake Tahoe1977TV SpecialHerself
The Peter Marshall Variety Show1976TV SeriesHerself
Dinah!1975-1976TV SeriesHerself
Joys1976TV SpecialHerself
Tony Orlando and Dawn1975-1976TV SeriesHerself
Andy1976TV SeriesHerself
Sammy and Company1975TV SeriesHerself
The 1974 Annual Las Vegas Entertainment Awards1974TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The Wacky World of Jonathan Winters1974TV SeriesHerself
The Dean Martin Show1972-1973TV SeriesHerself
The Carol Burnett Show1973TV SeriesHerself
A Couple of Dons1973TV SpecialHerself
Laugh-In1971TV SeriesHerself
The Name of the Game1970TV SeriesHerself
Elvis: That's the Way It Is1970DocumentaryHerself (uncredited)
The David Frost Show1970TV SeriesHerself
The Joey Bishop Show1969TV SeriesHerself
The Hollywood Palace1969TV SeriesHerself - Singer
The Ed Sullivan Show1965-1967TV SeriesHerself - Singer / Herself - Guitarist / Singer / ...
The Danny Kaye Show1965TV SeriesHerself
An Evening with...1965TV SeriesHerself
Sábado 641965TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2014-2015TV SeriesHerself - The Love Boat / Herself
RuPaul's Drag Race2009TV SeriesHerself - Special Guest
Celebrities Uncensored2003TV SeriesHerself
Bob Hope's Overseas Christmas Tours: Around the World with the Troops - 1941-19721980TV Movie documentaryHerself

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#Quote
1Around the world, I am known as a great musician. But in America, I am known as the cuchi-cuchi girl. That's okay because cuchi-cuchi has taken me all the way to the bank.
2If you believe in what you do, you are immortal. The day that you don't believe it, the day you're taking other people's opinion, you better go to Tijuana.

#Trademark
1Seductive deep voice
2Curvaceous, buxom figure
3Platinum blonde hair
4Often wears provocative outfits
5Shake of the hips accompanied by a squealed "cuchi-cuchi!"

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