• Thu, Aug 4 2011

In Honor Of Bad Girls: An Homage To Cha-Cha

Today, actress Annette Charles, who played notorious bad girl Charlene “Cha-Cha” DiGregorio in “Grease,” passed away from complications of cancer. She was 63.

In her honor, we’d like to take a moment to play homage to one of the best bad girls on the silver screen. You’ll recall that Cha-Cha was the girlfriend of Leo (Dennis C. Stewart), a member of the bad-boy Scorpions gang. Cha-Cha had also been with Danny (John Travolta), as well as being briefly linked to Kenickie (Jeff Conaway), both members of the T-Birds, the Scorpions rival gang. (Who else is now going to watch “Grease” later tonight?)

Cha-Cha was a girl who wasn’t afraid to show some leg, sleep around, drink and pit men against each other for her own amusement…all qualities that we appreciate in a woman.

So here’s to Charles, and to Cha-Cha, and to bad girls everywhere:

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  • Lexie

    To the best dancer at St. Bernadette’s…

  • Eve

    Cha Cha is a much more awesome character in the movie than in the stage show. In the original stage version of Grease, she only appears at the dance, is supposed to be very ugly, and is just kind of a one-off joke/plot device.