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  • Iris Chacon - America's Veddette

    2 posts, 2 voices, 4938 views, started Jan 4, 2009

    Posted on Sunday, January 4, 2009

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      Iris Chacón (born March 7, 1950 in Puerto Rico) is a dancer, singer, and entertainer. Her curvaceous figure (38C-26-42), combined with her alluring looks, scanty costumes, and uninhibited display of raw sexuality (with an emphasis on displaying her g-stringed backside - which she loved to exhibit to her adoring crowds and TV cameras) made her a sensation in Puerto Rico and other Latin American countries, as well as in mainland US cities such as New York, Miami, and Los Angeles.

      Chacón was regarded as a good comedienne; she created a character, “Bibi“, a living Raggedy Ann-type doll who would innocently use double entendres in her monologues. She also starred as the “heroine” of a humorous novela parody, “Carlota Pelota“, in which she portrayed an innocent Cinderella-like character known for having a large deformity near her Adam’s apple, caused by a ball of “pega‘o” (hardened boiled rice) that was lodged in her throat while eating dinner once.

      Her variety show, El Show De Iris Chacón, aired for more than 15 years on WAPA-TV from 1972-1985. At the same time, it was also broadcast by some Spanish language television stations throughout the United States and Latin America. The show allowed her to display her talents as a variety show host, comedic actress and interviewer as well as a dancer. It also contributed to controversy regarding her figure and skimpy costumes. In fact, it was her dancing in revealing costumes that made her so controversial for the time period. However, Chacón claims that, besides two wardrobe malfunctions she had (one televised while she was playing the local leg of Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon, another one during a live show in Puerto Rico) she never took any clothes off even though it was rumored that Playboy offered her $1,000,000.

      In 1982, a television commercial she did for Amalie Oil Company, Inc.’s automobile engine coolant products became one of the most famous TV commercials in Puerto Rico’s history. The sound of the word “coolant” resembles that of the Spanish word “culo” (“ass“), which is not in common formal use in Puerto Rico since it is considered a vulgarity there (although it is in common use in Spain). The commercial made constant references to Chacón’s “coolant“, complete with her leaning against the door of an automobile, strategically placed as to flaunt her derriere while picking up a bottle of Amalie Coolant. The controversy surrounding the commercial landed her in a front page article in the Wall Street Journal in June of 1983 entitled A Onetime Choirgirl Rules as Sex Goddess On Puerto Rican TV. In that article, while Chacon promised to conquer America, like Carmen Miranda, others thought that her skimpy g-string costumes and full figure would not go over among an American audience. The article also quoted Luis Aponte Martinez, the Roman Catholic Cardinal of Puerto Rico, who spoke negatively of Chacon’s influence on the people, due to her sexy and wild performances.

      After her heyday, she moved to Miami and later to Orlando, where she lived more modestly, and found a job acting on Gullah Gullah Island, a popular children’s show that aired on the Nickelodeon cable network.

      Iris Chacón (born March 7, 1950 in Puerto Rico) is a dancer, singer, and entertainer. Her curvaceous figure (38C-26-42), combined with her alluring looks, scanty costumes, and uninhibited display of raw sexuality (with an emphasis on displaying her g-stringed backside - which she loved to exhibit to her adoring crowds and TV cameras) made her a sensation in Puerto Rico and other Latin American countries, as well as in mainland US cities such as New York, Miami, and Los Angeles.

      Chacón was regarded as a good comedienne; she created a character, “Bibi“, a living Raggedy Ann-type doll who would innocently use double entendres in her monologues. She also starred as the “heroine” of a humorous novela parody, “Carlota Pelota“, in which she portrayed an innocent Cinderella-like character known for having a large deformity near her Adam’s apple, caused by a ball of “pega‘o” (hardened boiled rice) that was lodged in her throat while eating dinner once.

      Her variety show, El Show De Iris Chacón, aired for more than 15 years on WAPA-TV from 1972-1985. At the same time, it was also broadcast by some Spanish language television stations throughout the United States and Latin America. The show allowed her to display her talents as a variety show host, comedic actress and interviewer as well as a dancer. It also contributed to controversy regarding her figure and skimpy costumes. In fact, it was her dancing in revealing costumes that made her so controversial for the time period. However, Chacón claims that, besides two wardrobe malfunctions she had (one televised while she was playing the local leg of Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon, another one during a live show in Puerto Rico) she never took any clothes off even though it was rumored that Playboy offered her $1,000,000.

      In 1982, a television commercial she did for Amalie Oil Company, Inc.’s automobile engine coolant products became one of the most famous TV commercials in Puerto Rico’s history. The sound of the word “coolant” resembles that of the Spanish word “culo” (“ass“), which is not in common formal use in Puerto Rico since it is considered a vulgarity there (although it is in common use in Spain). The commercial made constant references to Chacón’s “coolant“, complete with her leaning against the door of an automobile, strategically placed as to flaunt her derriere while picking up a bottle of Amalie Coolant. The controversy surrounding the commercial landed her in a front page article in the Wall Street Journal in June of 1983 entitled A Onetime Choirgirl Rules as Sex Goddess On Puerto Rican TV. In that article, while Chacon promised to conquer America, like Carmen Miranda, others thought that her skimpy g-string costumes and full figure would not go over among an American audience. The article also quoted Luis Aponte Martinez, the Roman Catholic Cardinal of Puerto Rico, who spoke negatively of Chacon’s influence on the people, due to her sexy and wild performances.

      After her heyday, she moved to Miami and later to Orlando, where she lived more modestly, and found a job acting on Gullah Gullah Island, a popular children’s show that aired on the Nickelodeon cable network.

      Iris Chacón (born March 7, 1950 in Puerto Rico) is a dancer, singer, and entertainer. Her curvaceous figure (38C-26-42), combined with her alluring looks, scanty costumes, and uninhibited display of raw sexuality (with an emphasis on displaying her g-stringed backside - which she loved to exhibit to her adoring crowds and TV cameras) made her a sensation in Puerto Rico and other Latin American countries, as well as in mainland US cities such as New York, Miami, and Los Angeles.

      Chacón was regarded as a good comedienne; she created a character, “Bibi“, a living Raggedy Ann-type doll who would innocently use double entendres in her monologues. She also starred as the “heroine” of a humorous novela parody, “Carlota Pelota“, in which she portrayed an innocent Cinderella-like character known for having a large deformity near her Adam’s apple, caused by a ball of “pega‘o” (hardened boiled rice) that was lodged in her throat while eating dinner once.

      Her variety show, El Show De Iris Chacón, aired for more than 15 years on WAPA-TV from 1972-1985. At the same time, it was also broadcast by some Spanish language television stations throughout the United States and Latin America. The show allowed her to display her talents as a variety show host, comedic actress and interviewer as well as a dancer. It also contributed to controversy regarding her figure and skimpy costumes. In fact, it was her dancing in revealing costumes that made her so controversial for the time period. However, Chacón claims that, besides two wardrobe malfunctions she had (one televised while she was playing the local leg of Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon, another one during a live show in Puerto Rico) she never took any clothes off even though it was rumored that Playboy offered her $1,000,000.

      In 1982, a television commercial she did for Amalie Oil Company, Inc.’s automobile engine coolant products became one of the most famous TV commercials in Puerto Rico’s history. The sound of the word “coolant” resembles that of the Spanish word “culo” (“ass“), which is not in common formal use in Puerto Rico since it is considered a vulgarity there (although it is in common use in Spain). The commercial made constant references to Chacón’s “coolant“, complete with her leaning against the door of an automobile, strategically placed as to flaunt her derriere while picking up a bottle of Amalie Coolant. The controversy surrounding the commercial landed her in a front page article in the Wall Street Journal in June of 1983 entitled A Onetime Choirgirl Rules as Sex Goddess On Puerto Rican TV. In that article, while Chacon promised to conquer America, like Carmen Miranda, others thought that her skimpy g-string costumes and full figure would not go over among an American audience. The article also quoted Luis Aponte Martinez, the Roman Catholic Cardinal of Puerto Rico, who spoke negatively of Chacon’s influence on the people, due to her sexy and wild performances.

      After her heyday, she moved to Miami and later to Orlando, where she lived more modestly, and found a job acting on Gullah Gullah Island, a popular children’s show that aired on the Nickelodeon cable network.

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