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A vintage and flawless beauty, Maria del Rosario Pilar Martinez Molina Baeza, renowned with the name ‘Charo’ is a Spanish American actress, comedian, and flamenco guitarist. She is considered as one of the successful entertainers in the entertainment industry who garnered immense popularity through her unstoppable sail in the entertainment industry.
She earned the Female Pop Album of the Year award during the Billboard International Latin Music Conference. She is well-recognized for her lack of fluency in English, uninhibited and exuberant manner, vague age, and the catch-phrase “cuchi-cuchi”. Around the world, she has been known as a great musician but in America, she is better known as the cuchi-cuchi girl.
Height / Weight / Age
This stunning beauty seems tall with a height of 163 in centimeters and 5’4” in feet & inches. Born on, 15 January 1951 this beautiful lady has turned 70 years old in the year 2020. She possesses a healthy, lean, and fit figure with a weight of 58 in kilograms and 128 lbs in pounds.
Her body is complemented by her beautiful dark brown eyes and her silky long blonde hair. She is very conscious about her physique and her figure measurements are 38 inches breast, 26 inches waist, and 36 inches hips. Her Bra Size is 34D.
According to the sources, the estimated net worth of Charo is $12 million approx and a major source of earning is from her singing career.
Education / Family
Charo was born and raised up in Molina de Segura, Region of Murcia, and belongs to Latin ethnicity. She didn’t reveal any information with regards to her parents including their names too but she has a lovely sister named Carmen Martinez Molina.
When she was young, she was enrolled in a convent and also studied classical and flamenco guitar in a school in Madrid.
|Birth Name||Maria del Rosario Mercedes Pilar Martinez Molina Baeza|
|Birth Place||Molina de Segura, Region of Murcia|
|Date Of Birth||15 January 1951|
|Height||In centimeters – 163 cm
In feet inches – 5’4”
|Weight||In Kilograms – 58 kg
In Pounds – 128 lbs
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Profession||Comedian, Actress, and Singer|
|School||A school in Madrid|
|Home Town||Molina de Segura, Region of Murcia|
|Fathers Name||Name Not Known|
|Mothers Name||Name Not Known|
|Sister||Carmen Martinez Molina
Career / Fashion And Style
As of her career, she started her career with the NBC morning show, “The Today Show”. In 1963, she made her debut in the movies with ‘New Friendship’. From 1965 to 1967, she performed on The Ed Sullivan Show four times with her husband, Xavier Cugat.
As she was Spanish and her English was not proper which was played as a comic focus and she began using “cuchi-cuchi” in the public arena. She appeared eight times on The Love Boat in the 1970s. After that, she made her appearance in some talk shows such as The Captain and Tennille, The John Davidson Show, Donny & Marie, Tony Orlando, and Dawn, The Mike Douglas Show, and the short-lived Brady Bunch variety spinoff.
In the 2000s, she appeared in commercials like Sprint wireless phone service and GEICO insurance. On 11th May 2008, she appeared as a guest on the VH1 reality show Viva Hollywood. In January 2008, she appeared as the Celebrity Showtime entertainer aboard Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas.
At the 2009 Muscular Dystrophy Association Jerry Lewis Labor Day, she performed Rihanna‘s song “Don’t Stop the Music”. In 2010, she made her appearance in Dancing with the Stars as a guest. From 1976 to 2013, she released 12 singles including “Sha Na Na”, “Hot Love”, “La Salsa”, “La Mojada”, and ”Sexy Sexy”.
From 1963 to 2017, she appeared in several movies such as “The Big Mouth”, “Thumbelina”, and “Sharknado 5: Global Swarming”. She appeared as a guest in the TV series “Jane The Virgin” and “RuPaul’s Drag Race” in 2016.
In 2017, she was one of the contestants on season 24 of Dancing with the Stars where she paired with professional dancer Keo Motsepe. She finished at 11th place and became the second couple to get eliminated from the competition.
Boyfriends, Affairs, Husband, and More
Reflecting on her personality, she got married twice in her life. In August 1966, she got married for the first time to Xavier Cugat. When they got married, she was under 20 and her husband was 66 years old.
After became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1977, she filed for divorce from Cugat and stated that her marriage with Cugat was a business contract. In 1978, she tied the marriage knot with Kjell Rasten with whom she blessed with a son 1981 named Shel Rasten.
|Children||Son – Shel Rasten
Here we are providing you a list of her favorite things.
|Favorite Actors||Not Known|
|Favorite Actress||Not Known|
|Favorite Musical Instrument||Not Known|
|Favorite Singer(s)||Not Known|
Some Interesting Facts About Charo
- She suffered from a “rare and horrible skin disease” called Bullous Pemphigoid.
- Charo’s date of birth has driven big controversy in years because it was 13 March 1941 in her naturalization papers and 1947 after immigrating to the United States.
- Her father fled to Casablanca during the dictatorship of Francisco Franco.
- Charo’s Spanish passport gives her name as María del Rosario Mercedes Pilar Martínez Molina Baeza.
- She appeared as a VIP guest star on ‘The Love Boat.’
- She was named the Best Flamenco Guitarist of all time after winning a poll from Guitar Player magazine.
- Her flamenco album Guitar Passion was named the best female Latin pop album by Billboard in 1995.
- She mostly wears the dress designed by her stylist sister Carmen.