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Charo

Spanish-American Actress, Comedienne and Flamenco Guitarist

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Charo Biography

Latin singer, musician and actress Charo was born Maria Rosario Pilar Martinez Molina Baeza in Murcia, Spain.

Known for her long blonde hair, sexy clothes and trademark phrase, "cuchi-cuchi," Charo first made a big impression on American audiences in the 1970s. She started out, however, as a serious musician. As a child, she studied classical guitar and was mentored by one of that field's great performers, Andres Segovia. At the age of 16, Charo was discovered by bandleader Xavier Cugat, and soon joined his orchestra as a singer and dancer.

Despite a more than 40-year age difference, Charo and Cugat wed in 1966. She appeared with him and alone on The Ed Sullivan Show several times in the late 1960s. In Las Vegas, Charo initially performed with her husband and later developed her own popular nightclub act. She made her film debut in "Tiger by the Tail" with Tippi Hedren. By the early 1970s, she had begun to break out on her own and continued to make guest appearances on such shows as Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, The Carol Burnett Show and The Hollywood Squares. Charo was also a regular guest on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Although she was a versatile performer, she became best known as a sassy Latina with a bubbly personality and bombshell looks. Charo could often be heard uttering her famous catchphrase, "cuchi-cuchi," which was usually accompanied by a wiggle of the hips. The phrase came from a childhood pet, a dog named Cuchillo.

Near the end of the decade, Charo seemed to be everywhere. On television, she had her own special in 1976 and appeared on the comedy "Chico and the Man" with comedian Freddie Prinze for a season and had recurring role on "The Love Boat." In addition to acting, Charo also performed a nightclub act and released several records, including La Salsa and Dance a Little Bit Closer.

After raising a child, Charo returned to performing and to her beloved guitar for 1994's Guitar Passion, which did well on the Latin charts. She attracted a new generation of fans through the VH1 reality show, "The Surreal Life," in 2004. While no one has forgotten her humorous stage persona, she does seem to be taken more seriously as a performer, having received positive reviews for her 2007 album, Charo and Guitar.

Charo lives in Beverly Hills, California, with her husband.

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    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Charo for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Charo, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Charo or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Charo

    Speaking fees for Charo, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Charo are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Charo, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Charo speak about?

    Charo is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Reality TV Stars.
  • Where does Charo travel from?

    Charo generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Charo’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Charo for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Charo for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Charo or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Charo Biography

Latin singer, musician and actress Charo was born Maria Rosario Pilar Martinez Molina Baeza in Murcia, Spain.

Known for her long blonde hair, sexy clothes and trademark phrase, "cuchi-cuchi," Charo first made a big impression on American audiences in the 1970s. She started out, however, as a serious musician. As a child, she studied classical guitar and was mentored by one of that field's great performers, Andres Segovia. At the age of 16, Charo was discovered by bandleader Xavier Cugat, and soon joined his orchestra as a singer and dancer.

Despite a more than 40-year age difference, Charo and Cugat wed in 1966. She appeared with him and alone on The Ed Sullivan Show several times in the late 1960s. In Las Vegas, Charo initially performed with her husband and later developed her own popular nightclub act. She made her film debut in "Tiger by the Tail" with Tippi Hedren. By the early 1970s, she had begun to break out on her own and continued to make guest appearances on such shows as Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, The Carol Burnett Show and The Hollywood Squares. Charo was also a regular guest on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Although she was a versatile performer, she became best known as a sassy Latina with a bubbly personality and bombshell looks. Charo could often be heard uttering her famous catchphrase, "cuchi-cuchi," which was usually accompanied by a wiggle of the hips. The phrase came from a childhood pet, a dog named Cuchillo.

Near the end of the decade, Charo seemed to be everywhere. On television, she had her own special in 1976 and appeared on the comedy "Chico and the Man" with comedian Freddie Prinze for a season and had recurring role on "The Love Boat." In addition to acting, Charo also performed a nightclub act and released several records, including La Salsa and Dance a Little Bit Closer.

After raising a child, Charo returned to performing and to her beloved guitar for 1994's Guitar Passion, which did well on the Latin charts. She attracted a new generation of fans through the VH1 reality show, "The Surreal Life," in 2004. While no one has forgotten her humorous stage persona, she does seem to be taken more seriously as a performer, having received positive reviews for her 2007 album, Charo and Guitar.

Charo lives in Beverly Hills, California, with her husband.

FAQs on booking Charo

  • How do I book Charo to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Charo for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Charo, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Charo or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Charo

    Speaking fees for Charo, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Charo are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Charo, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Charo speak about?

    Charo is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Reality TV Stars.
  • Where does Charo travel from?

    Charo generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Charo’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Charo for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Charo for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Charo or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Charo is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Charo for your event is available upon request. Charo generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Lucero, Chiquis Rivera, Chiquinquirá Delgado, Daddy Yankee and Aubrey O'Day. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Charo for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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