Charo

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Charo Wiki Biography

María del Rosario Mercedes Pilar Martínez Molina Baeza was born on 13 May 1941 (legally subscribed) in Murcia, Spain. She is mostly recognized for her flashy stage appearance, her aggressive fashion, and her trademark expression, “cuchi-cuchi”, an expression she developed in her early years spent in the USA, when she did not know English very well. She is a famous Spanish-American comedian, singer, flamenco guitarist and an actress, which have probably had the biggest impact on her total net worth.

So, just how rich is Charo? Well, as of early 2016, the Spanish-American’s net worth is over $8 million by sources, the larger part of her wealth having come from her television appearances and concerts all over the world. She lives in an 8,002 square feet home with five bedrooms and five bathrooms, built in 1931. She has earned her fortune because of her own distinctive style and humorous performance. She is known to be very modest and thrifty, having most of her money earned in her early years in the USA.

She spent her childhood in Murcia, starting to take guitar lessons when she was nine. There is a controversy concerning the exact date of her birth and the early years of her life, so not much is known. By her own story, she was enrolled in a convent until she was 15, after which she moved to the US and started toestablish herself there. She appeared in numerous shows, and was paid as much as the most famous stars of that time. In 1971, she became a US citizen, then during the 1970s, she starred in a variety of talk shows, TV series and spin-offs. She was named “Best Flamenco Guitarist” twice, steadily establishing her net worth.

She didn’t appear much in the 80s and 90s because she wanted to raise her son properly. In recent years, she has appeared in shows such as “Dancing with the Stars” and “Celebrity Wife Swap”, as well as the TV series “Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23”.

Additionally, Charo has recorded six albums and 12 singles. She has starred in nine films and over 30 TV show, which have all contributed to her net worth.

She is a representative for PETA’s anti-bullfighting campaign. She has urged the authorities not to endorse bullfighting as a national cultural amusement. She said that the move to keep bullfighting would be a big step backwards.

Concerning her personal life, there is some controversy. She changed her age in federal court, so no one knows for sure how old she is. She has been married twice, but supposedly she married her first husband, band leader Xavier Cugat in 1966 in order to gain US citizenship, substantiated by her divorcing him the same year, 1977, and then marrying her second husband Kjell Rasten in 1978. He became her manager and they have a son, who is a drummer in a band called Treazen. She is known to be a very reserved person and hardly ever talks about her personal life in her media interviews. Even though she moved to the US at very young age, she says she is proud of her Spanish heritage.

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Charo Quick Info

Full NameCharo
Net Worth$8 Million
Date Of BirthMarch 13, 1941,
Place Of BirthMurcia, Spain,
Height1.63 m
ProfessionActress,
EducationHarvard University, Harvard Business School
NationalityAmerican,
SpouseKjell Rasten
ChildrenShel Rasten
SiblingsCarmen Martinez Molina
NicknamesMaría del Rosario Mercedes Pilar Martínez Molina Baeza,
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/Charo-60583022754
IMDBwww.imdb.com/name/nm0004819
AwardsALMA Ricardo Montalban Lifetime Achievement Award
NominationsAsian Film Award for Best Actress, Awit Award for Album of the Year, Awit Award for Music Video Producer of the Year
Movieswww.movies.com/actors/charo/p43053
TV ShowsI Love the ’70s: Volume 2, The Surreal Life, Hollywood Squares, Chico and the Man, RuPaul’s Drag Race

Charo Trademarks

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

Charo Quotes

  • Around 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.
  • If 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.

Charo Important Facts

  • Regarding the disputes about her date of birth, on The Merv Griffin Show Season 3 Episode 242 Airdate August 11, 1966, it was stated that Charo was 21 years old (putting her birth year as 1945).
  • 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.

Charo Filmography

TitleYearStatusCharacterRole
Jane the Virgin2016TV SeriesCharoActress
Bubble Guppies2015TV SeriesSenora RibitinaActress
Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 232013TV SeriesCharoActress
The Suite Life on Deck2010TV SeriesSenora RamirezActress
Las Vegas2006TV SeriesCharoActress
Histeria!1999TV SeriesEvita PeronActress
Thumbelina1994Mrs. (Ma) Toad (voice)Actress
Moon Over Parador1988Madame LoopActress
Marblehead Manor1988TV SeriesCookieActress
The Love Boat1977-1987TV SeriesApril Lopez / Lupe Zapata De Vega ValdezActress
The Facts of Life1985TV SeriesCharoActress
The Jeffersons1985TV SeriesCharoActress
Fantasy Island1981-1984TV SeriesYolanda Morales / Maria Diaz / Dolores DeMerciaActress
The Concorde… Airport ’791979MargaritaActress
Flying High1978TV SeriesActress
Chico and the Man1977-1978TV SeriesAunt CharoActress
Charo and the Sergeant1976TV MovieCharo PalmerActress
Ironside1972TV SeriesThe DancerActress
Tiger by the Tail1970DarlitaActress
The Big Mouth1967Mexican Maid (uncredited)Actress
Ensayo general para la muerte1963as Charito BaezaActress
Nuevas amistades1963as Charo BaezaActress
Without Men2011performer: “Cuchi Cuchi “Soundtrack
Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon2009TV Series performer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
That ’70s Show2000TV Series performer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Thumbelina1994performer: “On the Road”Soundtrack
Christmas at Pee Wee’s Playhouse1988TV Movie performer: “Feliz Navidad”Soundtrack
The Sonny and Cher Show1977TV Series performer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Tiger by the Tail1970lyrics: “Let’s Drink, Friend” / music: “Let’s Drink, Friend” / performer: “Let’s Drink, Friend”Soundtrack
The Hollywood Palace1969TV Series performer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
The Danny Kaye Show1965TV Series performer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Country Fried Christmas2005TV Movie special choreographyMiscellaneous
Steve Harvey2016TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Home & Family2014-2015TV SeriesHerself / Herself – GuestSelf
FabLife2015TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Celebrity Wife Swap2015TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Hell’s Kitchen2015TV SeriesHerself – Restaurant PatronSelf
The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2015TV MovieHerselfSelf
Entertainment Tonight2014TV SeriesHerself – The Love BoatSelf
Oprah: Where Are They Now?2014TV SeriesHerselfSelf
The Talk2013TV SeriesHerself – GuestSelf
Celebrity Ghost Stories2012TV Series documentaryHerselfSelf
RuPaul’s Drag Race2009-2012TV SeriesHerself / Herself – Special GuestSelf
That’s Kentertainment!2005-2011TV SeriesHerselfSelf
RuPaul’s Drag U2011TV SeriesHerself – JudgeSelf
Latino 1012010-2011TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Watch What Happens: Live2011TV SeriesHerself – GuestSelf
The Wendy Williams Show2010TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon1997-2010TV SeriesHerself / Herself – PerformerSelf
The 8th Annual TV Land Awards2010TV SpecialHerselfSelf
The Naturalized2010DocumentaryHerselfSelf
Celebrity Habla2009TV Movie documentaryHerselfSelf
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List2009TV SeriesHerselfSelf
2009 Game Show Awards2009TV SpecialHerself – ContestantSelf
The Florence Henderson Show2009TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Viva Hollywood!2008TV SeriesHerselfSelf
The 5th Annual TV Land Awards2007TV SpecialHilda (“Ugly Betty White”)Self
Chappelle’s Show2006TV SeriesHerselfSelf
I Love the ’70s: Volume 22006TV SeriesHerselfSelf
So Notorious2006TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Queer Edge with Jack E. Jett2005TV SeriesHerself – Celebrity Co-HostSelf
I Love the Holidays2005TV Special documentaryHerselfSelf
The Tony Danza Show2005TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson2005TV Special documentaryHerself (uncredited)Self
The 3rd Annual TV Land Awards2005TV SpecialGabrielle Solis (segment “Desperate Classic Housewives”)Self
The Surreal Life2004TV SeriesHerselfSelf
TV Land’s Top Ten2004TV Series documentaryHerselfSelf
Hollywood Squares2002-2004TV SeriesHerself – PanelistSelf
The 2nd Annual TV Land Awards2004TV SpecialHerselfSelf
The Yesterday Show with John Kerwin2004TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Latin Music Awards2003TV SpecialHerselfSelf
The Love Boat: TV Tales2002TV SpecialHerselfSelf
¡Viva Vegas!2001TV SeriesHerselfSelf
The Test2001TV SeriesHerself – PanelistSelf
VH-1 Where Are They Now?2000TV Series documentaryHerselfSelf
The Daily Show1997-2000TV SeriesHerselfSelf
That ’70s Show2000TV SeriesHerselfSelf
1999 ALMA Awards1999TV SpecialHerselfSelf
Sin City Spectacular1998TV SeriesHerselfSelf
All-American Thanksgiving Day Parade1997TV SpecialHerselfSelf
The Naked Truth1997TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Blame It on the Macarena!1996Video documentaryHerselfSelf
The 1994 Annual Diversity Awards1994TV SpecialHerselfSelf
Vicki!1992-1994TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Live with Kelly and Michael1992TV SeriesHerself – GuestSelf
Christmas at Pee Wee’s Playhouse1988TV MovieHerselfSelf
The New Hollywood Squares1986-1988TV SeriesHerself – PanelistSelf
The Tortellis1987TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Late Night with David Letterman1985TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Star Search1985TV SeriesHerself – IntroducerSelf
Family Feud1983TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Perry Como’s Easter in Guadalajara1982TV SpecialHerselfSelf
The Mike Douglas Show1971-1980TV SeriesHerself – Entertainer / Herself – Co-HostSelf
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1965-1979TV SeriesHerself / Herself – GuestSelf
All-Star Birthday Party for Bob Hope… at Sea1979TV MovieHerselfSelf
Paul Lynde Goes MA-A-A-AD1979TV MovieHerselfSelf
Sha Na Na1979TV SeriesHerselfSelf
New American Bandstand 19651976-1978TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color1978TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Live Wednesday1978TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Bob Hope’s Salute to the 75th Anniversary of the World Series1978TV SpecialHerselfSelf
The Hollywood Squares1971-1978TV SeriesHerself – PanelistSelf
Happy Birthday, Bob1978TV SpecialHerselfSelf
The Bob Hope All Star Comedy Special from Australia1978TV MovieHerselfSelf
The Jim Nabors Show1978TV SeriesHerselfSelf
ABC’s Silver Anniversary Celebration1978TV SpecialHerselfSelf
The 35th Annual Golden Globe Awards1978TV Movie documentaryHerselfSelf
Donny and Marie1976-1977TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Happy Birthday, Las Vegas1977TV SpecialHerselfSelf
The Merv Griffin Show1966-1977TV SeriesHerself / Herself – Guest / Herself – Musician / …Self
The Brady Bunch Variety Hour1977TV SeriesHerselfSelf
The Sonny and Cher Show1976-1977TV SeriesHerself / Various CharactersSelf
The 4th Annual American Music Awards1977TV SpecialHerselfSelf
The 34th Annual Golden Globe Awards1977TV SpecialHerselfSelf
Bob Hope’s All-Star Comedy Spectacular from Lake Tahoe1977TV SpecialHerselfSelf
The Peter Marshall Variety Show1976TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Dinah!1975-1976TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Joys1976TV SpecialHerselfSelf
Tony Orlando and Dawn1975-1976TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Andy1976TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Sammy and Company1975TV SeriesHerselfSelf
The 1974 Annual Las Vegas Entertainment Awards1974TV SpecialHerself – PresenterSelf
The Wacky World of Jonathan Winters1974TV SeriesHerselfSelf
The Dean Martin Show1972-1973TV SeriesHerselfSelf
The Carol Burnett Show1973TV SeriesHerselfSelf
A Couple of Dons1973TV SpecialHerselfSelf
Laugh-In1971TV SeriesHerselfSelf
The Name of the Game1970TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Elvis: That’s the Way It Is1970DocumentaryHerself (uncredited)Self
The David Frost Show1970TV SeriesHerselfSelf
The Joey Bishop Show1969TV SeriesHerselfSelf
The Hollywood Palace1969TV SeriesHerself – SingerSelf
The Ed Sullivan Show1965-1967TV SeriesHerself – Singer / Herself – Guitarist / Singer / …Self
The Danny Kaye Show1965TV SeriesHerselfSelf
An Evening with…1965TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Sábado 641965TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Entertainment Tonight2014-2015TV SeriesHerself – The Love Boat / HerselfArchive Footage
RuPaul’s Drag Race2009TV SeriesHerself – Special GuestArchive Footage
Celebrities Uncensored2003TV SeriesHerselfArchive Footage
Bob Hope’s Overseas Christmas Tours: Around the World with the Troops – 1941-19721980TV Movie documentaryHerselfArchive Footage