Charo is a Spanish-American actress who also works as a flamenco guitarist and comedian. She has been active in her profession for over five decades. She has released many singles and albums in her career. Some of her popular singles are “Dance A Little Bit Closer”, “Stay With Me”, “España Cañi”, “Dance A Little Bit Closer”, and “Mommy, Where’s Santa Claus?)”. Charo has acted in many movies. Here is a quick summary of Charo’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Charo Early Life
Charo’s real name is María del Rosario Mercedes Pilar Martínez Molina Baeza. She was born in Murcia, Spain on 13 March 1951. There has been a dispute in her year of birth as some of her documents have it as 1941, 1947, and 1949.
She can speak fluent English, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, and French. She started playing guitar when she was nine years old and has been to the Catholic Convent of the Sacred Heart. Later, she received a scholarship to learn classical guitar.
In 1966, Charo got married to Xavier Cugat. The couple divorced in 1978. In that same year, she got married to her present husband, Kjell Rasten. They have a son named Shel Rasten. She became an American citizen in 1977. She is known for her seductive deep voice.
She has got a platinum blonde hair and is known for putting on provocative outfits.
Charo Career, Awards & Achievement
In 1963, Charo was seen in the movie ‘New Friendship’. In the same year, she starred in ‘Dress Rehearsal for Death’. She then appeared in ‘The Big Mouth’ in 1967. In the 1970s, she acted in films like ‘Tiger by the Tail’ and ‘The Concorde … Airport ’79’.
Her other film roles are ‘Moon Over Parador’, ‘Blame It on the Macarena!’, ‘Thumbelina’, ‘The Suite Life on Deck’, and ‘Sharknado 5: Global Swarming’. Charo was also a part of the 1970 documentary ‘Elvis: That’s the Way It Is’.
In television, she was first seen in ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’. She has also appeared in shows like ‘The Carol Burnett Show’, ‘The Merv Griffin Show’, ‘Rowan & Martin’s Laugh In’, ‘The Hollywood Squares’, and ‘The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson’. She had her own show called ‘The Charo Show’ in 1976.
Charo has guest starred in series like ‘Chico and the Man’, ‘Fantasy High’, ‘The Love Boat’, and ‘Flying High’. In 2008, she was seen in VH1’s ‘Viva Hollywood!’. Her other television credits include ‘The Wendy Williams Show’, ‘Celebrity Wife Swap’, ‘Hell’s Kitchen’, ‘Jane the Virgin’, and ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’.
On the musical front, she released her first album ‘Cuchi-Cuchi’ in 1977. The following year, Charo released ‘Olé Olé’. In 1981, she came up with ‘Bailando con Charo’. This was followed by ‘Guitar Passion’ and ‘Gusto’. Her most recent album was ‘Charo and Guitar’ in 2005.
Awards & Achievements
Charo has been named as “Best Flamenco Guitarist” by Guitar Player magazine twice in her career. The Hispanic Exhibitor and Distributor have conferred her with the Distinguished Career Award. She is also the recipient of ALMA Ricardo Montalban Lifetime Achievement Award.
Net Worth of Charo
The estimated net worth of Charo is more than $15 million. Be being active in her profession since 1963, she made this net worth. She has successfully starred in many movies and has also appeared in many television series. She was a contestant on the reality television competition ‘Dancing With the Stars’ season 24. Charo has also released singles like “Olé Olé”, “Stay With Me”, “Sexy Sexy”, and “Dance A Little Bit Closer”.
Charo is one of the most famous singers in the world. She is a very talented person who is fluent in five languages. Over the past, she went on to appear in many shows. She is very active in her career and we can still see a lot from her.