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: