Charo

Charo

  • Highest Rated: 89% Elvis: That's the Way It Is (1970)
  • Lowest Rated: 14% The Concorde... Airport '79 (1979)
  • Birthday: Mar 13, 1941
  • Birthplace: Murcia, Spain
  • A veritable mainstay on mid-'70s U.S. television, Renaissance performer Charo (née María Rosario Pilar Martínez Molina Baeza) began life in Murcia, Spain, in 1951 and commenced her foray into show business by learning the guitar at the hands of the legendary Latin jazz maestro Andrés Segovia. Her success in that sphere yielded a lucrative recording contract in Europe and a movie role in the feature Don Juan Tenerio. Her career further expanded when she met, fell in love with, and married the famed bandleader Xavier Cugat -- a man over 50 years her senior. In seemingly no time, Charo joined Cugat's stage act as a dancer, and the ensemble hit nightspots across the U.S. including Caesar's Palace, The Tropicana, and The Flamingo. Charo earned the nickname "The Cuchi-Cuchi Girl" for her trademark exclamation "Cuchi! Cuchi!" By the 1970s, Charo's reputation caught fire and she turned up as a small-screen regular on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (reportedly sitting on his guest couch in excess of 45 times), and on the prime-time situation comedy The Love Boat (1977-1986). Though Boat's producers never officially tapped Charo as a regular cast member, she set a record number of guest spots on that program, and expanded her acting resumé with work on such features as Airport '79: Concorde (1979), Moon Over Parador (1988), and Thumbelina (1994); she also participated in season three of MTV's The Surreal Life (2004), alongside Flavor Flav, Dave Coulier, and others. Charo temporarily retired from touring as a musical act when her son, Shel, reached the age of five. She divorced Cugat in 1978 and married her second husband, Swedish Kjell Rasten, that same year.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet The Naturalized Actor 2012
30% Thumbelina Mrs. Toad 1994
42% Moon over Parador Madame Loop 1988
No Score Yet Pee-Wee's Playhouse: Christmas Special Actor 1988
14% The Concorde... Airport '79 Margarita 1979
89% Elvis: That's the Way It Is Actor 1970
No Score Yet Tiger by the Tail Darlita 1968

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2019
No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars
2005
Reality cast member
  • 2017
100% Jane the Virgin
2014
Herself
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Celebrity Wife Swap
2012-2015
Appearing
  • 2015
No Score Yet FABLife
2015-2016
Guest
  • 2015
40% Why? With Hannibal Buress
2015
Appearing
  • 2015
84% Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23
2012-2013
Herself
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Suite Life on Deck
2008-2011
Senora Ramirez
  • 2010
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest
  • 2008
No Score Yet Las Vegas
2003-2008
Herself
  • 2006
No Score Yet So NoTORIous
2006
Herself
  • 2006
No Score Yet That '70s Show
1998-2006
Herself
  • 2000
No Score Yet The Facts of Life
1979-1988
Herself
  • 1985
No Score Yet The Jeffersons
1975-1985
Charo
  • 1985
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
Dancer
  • 1972

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