Spanish-American actress Charo has
joined the NOH8 Campaign, which raises awareness and funds for gay
rights causes, including ending California's 2008 voter-approved gay
marriage ban, Proposition 8.
The sixty-year-old Maria del Rosario
Pilar Martinez Molina Gutierrez de los Perales Santa Ana Romanguera y
de la Hinojosa Rasten, more commonly known as Charo, is known for
delivering the line “cuchi-cuchi,” appearing on skit comedy show
Laugh-In and eight guest appearances on ABC's The Love
Boat. She's also considered a first-class flamenco guitarist.
The NOH8 Campaign, which is helmed by
photographer-activist Adam Bouska and his partner Jeff Parshley,
photographs celebrities and everyday folks with their mouths duct
taped and the campaign's familiar “NOH8” slogan often written on
In her photograph, Charo wears a
sparkling white gown and is making the peace sign.
Other recent celebrities who have posed
for the campaign include Carolina
Panthers linebacker Nic Harris and former
NFL player Esera Tuaolo.
campaign received a huge boost in January when NCIS
star Pauley Perrette wore a strapless dress that featured the NOH8
Campaign's logo to the People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles.