Real Name/Full Name María Rosario Pilar Martínez Molina Baeza
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Charo
Birth Place: Murcia, Spain
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 15 January 1951
Age/How Old: 73 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 163 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 4″
Weight: In Kilograms – 58 Kg
In Pounds – 128 lbs
Eye Color: Black
Hair Color: Brown
Parents Name: Father – N/A
Mother – N/A
Siblings: N/A
School: N/A
College: N/A
Religion: Christianity
Nationality: Spanish American
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Widowed
Boyfriend: N/A
Husband/Spouse Name: Kjell Rasten (m. 1978–2019), Xavier Cugat (m. 1966–1978)
Kids/Children Name: Shel Rasten
Profession:  Flamenco guitarist, actress, singer, and comedian
Net Worth: $15 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Charo has uncountable gifts and these are evident in her careers that she is very good at. Charo is a well-known Spanish-American singer, actress, comedian, and Flamenco guitarist. She started playing guitar before she was barely ten years of age and there was no stopping for her.

Although she did it as a hobby, with time, she realized that she can become better. Her marriage to Xavier Cugat in 1966 opened more doors for her. She started appearing on American television as a guest star on different series like The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, The Tonight Show, and Laugh-in among others.

Well, how well do you know about Charo? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Charo’s net worth in 2024, her age, height, weight, boyfriend, husband, kids, biography and complete details about her life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Charo to date.

Biography and Early Life

It was on the 15th of January in 1951 that Charo was born by the names María Rosario Pilar Martínez Molina Baeza in Murcia town in Spain. It still not very clear what her exact date birth was but it is assumed it was on the 15th of January in 1951. She is the daughter of a lawyer who decided to flee during the dictatorship of Francisco Franco and he settled at Casablanca.

Her mother was a great homemaker and decided to spend much of her time taking care of Charo and her siblings. Although she hasn’t revealed the names of her parents, it is very clear that she is very proud of them. They also contributed a lot to the person she is today.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Charo in 2024, and what is her height and weight? Well, Charo’s age is 73 years old as of today’s date 23rd April 2024 having been born on 15 January 1951. Though, she is 5′ 4″ in feet and inches and 163 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 128 lbs in Pound and 58 kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Black and hair color is Brown.


Charo hasn’t revealed information about where she studied but she said that she was enrolled to a convent when she was still young. However, when she was 15 years old, a nun identified her gifting and told her that her place was in the fil industry. This is what made her think of trying her luck there. Her grandmother was also very helpful and she decided to hire a music professor to train Charo on weekly classical guitar lessons. This was the first man to enter the convent and was only allowed to do so for the sake of nurturing Charo’s career.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

Charo married Xavier on 7th of August in 1966 at that time, Cugat was 66 years old and Charo was around 20 years old. But since she was very young during her marriage, she was forced to falsify her age to look older, and luckily, her parents had no problem with this.

According to our calculations, it seems like she was 15 years of age at the time of her wedding, but she has denied it. Some people say she was born in 1946 while others thing she was born in 1945. However, during her divorce in 1977, her official birth year was set as 1951 and her parents provided sworn affidavits to support this.

She later got married to Kjell Rasten and the couple was blessed with a son named Shel Rasten. Kjell committed suicide on 18th of February in 2019 after suffering from Bullous pemphigoid and depression. He died at the age of 78 years.

Is Charo Lesbian?

Charo is definitely not a lesbian. The fact that she has been married twice in her lifetime and in both instances she was married to men is enough to prove that she is not a lesbian.

Professional Career

She made her first appearance on TV during the 1960’s on “The Today’s Show”. She was unable to speak fluent English which became a recurring gag with different TV hosts. In 1971, she decided to divorce her old husband Cugat which made the headlines. She finally received her divorce in 1977 and in the same year, she received a naturalized U.S citizenship.

Since then, she has received multiple appearances on different shows like: Tony Orlando and Dawn, The Love Boat and The Mike Douglas Show among others.


Charo isn’t fond of blowing her own trumpet and therefore, the title she has as a famous guitarist, actress, and singer is not self-made. The several awards she has received over the years are enough to prove this. Some of these awards include: Distinguished Career Award, ALMA Ricardo Montalban Lifetime Achievement Award among others.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Charo in 2024

Charo Net Worth
Charo Net Worth

A career that took a nun to discover existed in Charo has not only earned her great fame and respect but also an income. As of 2024, her net worth is estimated at $15 million. She has made this money over the years through her different careers as a guitarist, actress, and singer.

Charo has lived a very interesting lifestyle that leaves a lot of questions about her childhood including her date of birth. However, this was not enough reason for her to quit and give up in life. Today, she has become a great and admirable woman that many will always be proud of.


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