2 Interviews |
1 Pictorial |
Charito Baeza | Charo Baeza | Xavier Cugat and Charo | Charo Cougat | Charo Cugat
5' 4" (1.63 m)
Did You Know?
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.
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.".
Shake of the hips accompanied by a squealed "cuchi-cuchi!"
The Cuchi Cuchi Girl