Television host, actress and singer Charytin Goyco is one of the most revered entertainers in the Dominican Republic. Her life’s work spans over forty years and includes 18 albums. Born María del Rosario Goico Rodríguez, she is the daughter of a Spanish exile mother and Dominican father.
She started her journey as a dancer on a televison show and caught the eye of renowned television actor and producer, Elin Ortiz. By the 1970s she had her own variety show, “El Show de Charytin” on Univision, which aired on Sundays weekly until 1985.
Charytin and Ortiz married in 1974, and after singing the song, Mosquito Muerta, her career launched into the stratosphere making her an international super star. Five years later, Charytin took on the lifelong role of mother to her first child, Shalim Ortiz.
In 1983 she starred in the film, “Prohibido Amar en Nueva York,” with Julio Aleman. Two of the songs that Charytin sang for the movie’s soundtrack became huge successes. Three years later she acted amongst some of the most popular singers and actors from Latin America in the soap opera, “Escandalo.” In 1988 the small Ortiz family moved to Miami and expanded by two with fraternal twins Alexander and Sharinna in 1990.
With three kids under the age of eleven, the multi-talented Charytin decided to take a step back from the spotlight and focus on her family. She didn’t stop right away, but instead did fewer tours and took her twins with her for the short time she was on the road.
Once her children matured, she hosted a show on the shopping network, became a spokesmodel for Palmolive commercials and print media and also became the host of the show Escandalo TV, an entertainment gossip show.
In 2014 she was dropped from her own show, Charytin and Felipe, but already had plans to start making music with her new album, 7 Vidas. After ten years out of the business, the international superstar is more energerized than ever and is ready to reclaim her spotlight.
- Her nickname is La Rubia de America (America’s Blonde)
- Her eldest child, Shalim Ortiz is a budding star in the United States and Latin America
- Both of her parents were lawyers
- She spent the first 10 years of her life in Spain before returning back to the Dominican Republic
- Mosquito Muerta was based on a character from her sketch show