Birth Day January 15th, 1951
Birth Place Molina de Segura, Region of Murcia
Age 73 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Capricorn

Maria del Rosario Mercedes Pilar Martinez Molina Baeza simply named by her stage name "Charo" is a veteran actress, singer, flamenco guitarist, and comedian originally from Spain. She is best recognized for her “Guitar Passion” which earned her the Female Pop Album of the Year award during the Billboard International Latin Music Conference. She is known for her uninhibited and exuberant manner, vague age, ostensible lack of fluency in English, and heavy Spanish accent, and the catch-phrase "cuchi-cuchi." She released a series of disco recordings in the 1970s with Salsoul Records, most notably Dance a Little Bit Closer (1977). In an interview Charo said, "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." 

Charo Breaks Her Silence After Husband's Suicide

Charo is mourning the death of her husband Kjell Rasten. Tuesday morning, the singer and actress remembered her husband of nearly four decades with a special tribute. "Yesterday, Kjell, My husband of forty years and the love of my life killed himself.  There are no words to describe what we are feeling now.  He was an amazing man, a great husband and the best father I could imagine to our son," Charo shared in her message to fans. "He dedicated his life to loving and supporting his family." According to Charo, Kjell developed a "rare and horrible skin disease" called Bullous Pemphigoid. He also became very depressed. It was confirmed that Kjell passed away from suicide on Monday. Kjell had a much more private life compared to his wife, he did appear in Celebrity Wife Swap alongside his longtime love. He also supported Charo throughout her career that included roles on Dancing With the Stars, The Love Boat and more.  

Early Life, Family, Birthday, Education, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Wikipedia, Bio of Charo

On 15th January 1951, Charo was born with the birth name of Maria del Rosario Mercedes Pilar Martinez Molina Baeza. As of 2019, her age is 68 but her age will be 69 on her next birthday in January as of 2010. Her actual date of birth has created another big controversy in media as some sources believe that she was born on 13 March 1941. Her ethnicity is Latin. Her nationality is Spanish-American. She was born in Molina de Segura, Region of Murcia, Spain. Her father was reportedly a lawyer who fled to Casablanca during the dictatorship of Francisco Franco, while her homemaker mother stayed behind in Murcia, raising their children. Talking about her siblings, she has a sister named Carmen Martinez Molina. Her religion is Christian. Her birth star is Capricorn. Her other early life background will be updated soon. 

Regarding her education, she studied classical and flamenco guitar in a school in Madrid.

Height, Weight and Other Body Measurement

Charo is a very beautiful woman with a tall height of 5 ft 4 in and balanced weight of 58 Kg. Her body measurement is 38-26-36 in. Her body shape is an hourglass. Her hair color is Blonde and eye color is Dark Brown. She wears a bra size of 34D, dress size of 10 US and shoe size of 7.5 US. She maintained her body a lot doing light workout, yoga and eating healthy food. She has gone through several cosmetic surgeries to improve her physical features, appearing juvenile like never before. Her ample breasts are boon of silicone which was used to make them look extra tempting. Her other body measurement will be updated soon.

How Charo Began Her Career?

  • Charo began her career by debuting on NBC morning show, "The Today Show". 
  • Her first ever appearance in a feature film was “New Friendship” in 1963. 
  • She performed on The Ed Sullivan Show four times with her husband, Xavier Cugat from 1965 to 1967. 
  • In her 1970s, she appeared eight times on The Love Boat, as well as on variety and talk shows such as Donny & Marie, Tony Orlando and Dawn, The Captain and Tennille, The John Davidson Show, The Mike Douglas Show, which she guest-hosted at least once, and the short-lived Brady Bunch variety spinoff.
  • She then returned to television in commercials for Sprint wireless phone service and GEICO insurance in the 2000s. 
  • She made a guest appearance on the Latin-themed VH1 reality show Viva Hollywood on 11th May 2008.
  • She was named Best Flamenco Guitarist in Guitar Player Magazine's readers' poll twice.
  • She appeared as the Celebrity Showtime entertainer aboard Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas on its January 4 and January 13, 2008.
  • She performed Rihanna's song "Don't Stop the Music" at the 2009 Muscular Dystrophy Association Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon. 
  • She made a guest appearance on Dancing with the Stars in April 2010 and Watch What Happens: Live on February 22, 2011.
  • She dropped twelve singles including “La Salsa”, “Sha Na Na”, “Hot Love”, “La Mojada”, and ”Sexy Sexy” from 1976 to 2013. 
  • She also portrayed a number of roles in several movies such as “The Big Mouth”, “Thumbelina”, “Sharknado 5: Global Swarming” form 1963 to 2017.
  • In 2016, she made her special appearance in the television series “Jane The Virgin” and “RuPaul’s Drag Race”. 
  • She was revealed as one of the contestants who would compete on season 24 of Dancing with the Stars on 1st March 2017. 
  • She was paired with professional dancer Keo Motsepe.
  • On April 3, 2017, Charo and Motsepe were the second couple eliminated from the competition and finished in 11th place.

Marital Status, Affairs, Children's, Sexual Orientation

Charo is a married woman. She has been married twice in her lifetime. At present, Charo is living as a blissful marital life. She has a 36-year-old son named Shel Rasten whom she gave birth together with her husband Kjell Rasten. She wedded with Rasten in 1978 in South Lake Tahoe, California, and is still relishing prosperous family life with him. Her sexual orientation is straight. 

Previously, she was married to Xavier Cugat in the year 1966. However, she failed to sustain the relationship which unfortunately ended with a tragic divorce in the same year she tied a knot with her second husband.  

Net Worth, Salary and Source of Income

The net worth of Charo is estimated to have $12 million, however, her annual salary hasn’t been disclosed yet. She has garnered immense popularity and fortunes through her unstoppable sail in the entertainment industry that too rolled up with impressive career breakthrough. Her major source of earning is from her singing career. She is satisfied with her earning. 

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