Mar. 7th, 1950
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Iris Chacón's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles1985 - Desperately Seeking Susan
Guest TV Roles[none found]
Puerto Rican born singer/actress who became internationally famous due to her well-endowed figure. Always causing a sensation wherever she visited, Chacon's variety show, "The Iris Chacon Show/El Show de Iris Chacon" was a hit in over 15 countries during its height in the 1970's and 1980's. Presently residing in Florida, Chacon does frequent radio and television work in the United States and Puerto Rico.
- Gave 'Gloria Estefan' (qv) and the Miami Sound Machine one of their very first television appearances on her program which ran during the late 1970's to early 1980's.
- Has become a born-again Christian.
- Made a scandalous television commercial in Puerto Rico during the 1980s that promoted a car coolant. The commercial which featured her exposing her backside via a skimpy swimsuit while bending over to help a stranded driver whose car stopped due to overheating. Residents of the island considered it to be an advertisement for "culo" or "butt" in English.
- Recent variety show that debuted in 1999 was canceled.
- Half-sister of Puerto Rican actress/singer Lourdes Chacon.
- Is a strict vegetarian.
- (March 2001) Was nominated to be the head of Puerto Rico's Federal Affairs Office in Florida by members of Puerto Rican Governor Sila Maria Calderon's administration.
- Lived in Orlando, Florida during filming of "Gullah Gullah Island" at Universal Studios Orlando.
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