Charo's show, Tropical Heat, was the most successful show in Hawaii.
In 1987, Charo relocated her family from Beverly Hills to Hawaii after her son Shel turned 6 years old.
Her and her second husband built a house on the island of Kauai.
In 1985, Charo and her husband Kjell Rasten, a Swedish-born businessman, opened a restaurant near their home and aptly called it "Charo's."
She has appeared in ads for Sprint and K-Y Jelly.
She's been featured in a commercial for Geico Insurance.
She became a U.S. citizen in 1977.
When she was 14, she won a scholarship to study classical guitar with Andrés Segovia.
Her father was a lawyer who was exiled to Casablanca during the Franco dictatorship, returning only when Franco died.
Charo: (On her trademark "cuchi, cuchi" from her nickname for her dog, Cuchillo) 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.
Charo: 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.
Charo: 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.