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.
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
Has returned to Las Vegas, Nevada to star in her own song/dance show. [November 2001]
Was considered for the role of Eva Perón in Evita (1996), which went to Madonna.
Charo 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.
Married Xavier Cugat at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Cugat 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.
Became a United States citizen in 1977.
Her son, Shel Rasten, was a philosophy major at the University of Southern California (USC).
When she was 14, she won a scholarship to study classical guitar with Andrés Segovia.
Her 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.".
Was winner of Guitar Player magazine's Readers Poll as Best Flamenco Guitarist two years in a row.
Fluent in Spanish (native language), English, French, Italian and Japanese.
Received the Distinguished Career Award from Hispanic Exhibitor and Distributor.
Attended the Catholic Convent of the Sacred Heart, where she began playing guitar at age 9.
Her mother was a homemaker and stage mother.
Her father was a lawyer who was exiled to Casablanca during the Franco dictatorship, returning only when Franco died.