Saturday, June 6, 2009

Hotties of Yore: Charo

Charo was one of my favorite television personalities from my childhood. I emember liking her before I really understood what sexy was. She is this bizarre cartoon character, but is also very funny, a talented guitarist, and against the cruelty of bullfighting.

I included two clips below. The first is a funny, albeit long skit from The Carol Burnette Show, and the other is a really great guitar performance from The Martha Stewart Show when she was promoting her album "Charo and Guitar" and her world tour.







A funny skit from The Carol Burnette Show



Charo performs MalagueƱa on The Martha Stewart Show


8 comments:

Wings said...

She is something, that Charo! And not just to look at, either, the lady has quite a talent. Seems like she should be so much older, though, since I have seen her forever and she still looks the same!

Tommy Salami said...

I'm so friggin old that I saw the Carol Burnett skit when it first aired. And yeah, Charo is hot.

Darius Whiteplume said...

Looks like she's 58 these days. She has a very Brigitte Bardot thing going on.

I used to watch CB in syndication. I was alive when it was on, but I don't think the folks watched it. Weird that I always thought Harvey Korman was a dick, now I think he's one of the funniest people who ever lived. I watch Blazing Saddles just for Hedey LaMarr :-)

Mickey Glitter said...

I'm amazed and think I tweeted something to you about only thinking she was the cuchi cuchi girl from Love Boat, with nothing else to offer. Thanks for the education.

Do you think she's got a painting in her attic, very similar to Elisabeth Sladen? :-) She's pretty damn good looking for pushing 60...just like Lis Sladen, though she's over 60 these days.

Darius Whiteplume said...

I think Charo more likely has a plastic surgeon on retainer. Not judging, just saying :-)

Keith said...

I always had the hots for her when I was growing up. Thanks for reminding me about her.

boukman70 said...

A part of me has a lot of problems with Charo's "TV personality." Though, I will admit that she does have talent as a guitarist, and I do like her album with the Salsoul Orchestra (for a lot of the same reasons I kinda despise her). But yes, she definitely has a plastic surgeon. I've seen her at times with less wrinkles than a newborn's ass.

Darius Whiteplume said...

@Keith - Just returning the favor. You've reminded/introduced me to a lot too :-)

@Bill - I can see her tv persona being a bit offensive, but then when I watch Univision or Galavision I see "Charos" all the time, and since that is for Central/South American consumption vs a white American audience, maybe it is just a style? Kind of like how British comedy is funny, but British stand-up comedy is not - or something like that... It's too early for me to think clearly :-)

Since her only "openly Hispanic" contemporaries were Tony Orlando and Freddie Prinze, I guess she can come off a little Speedy Gonzales in our memories.

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