|Kjell Rasten||(11 August 1978 - present) 1 child|
|Xavier Cugat||(7 August 1966 - 1978) (divorced)|
Shake of the hips accompanied by a squealed "cuchi-cuchi!"
Platinum blonde hair
Her father was a lawyer who was exiled to Casablanca during the Franco dictatorship, returning only when Franco died.
Her mother was a homemaker.
She attended the Catholic convent of the Sacred Heart, where she began playing guitar at age 9.
Received the Distinguished Career Award from Hispanic Exhibitor and Distributor.
Is fluent in Spanish (native language), English, French, Italian and Japanese.
Was winner of 'Guitar magazine''s Readers Poll as Best Flamenco Guitarist two years in a row.
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."
When she was 14, she won a scholarship to study classical guitar with Andrés Segovia.
Her son, Shel Rasten, is a philosophy major at the University of Southern California.
Became a United States citizen in 1977.
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.
Married Xavier Cugat at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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.
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.
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.
(November 2001) Has returned to Las Vegas to star in her own song/dance show.
(2006) Appearance in a Geico car insurance commercial as herself.
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