Cha Cha's finest moment in GreaseActress, dancer, and Hand Jive extraordinaire, Annette Charles, who played Hollywood's original and most stunning mean girl Cha Cha DiGregorio in Grease -- aka the best movie ever! -- has died. Sadly, Charles passed away last night in her Los Angeles home due to complications from cancer.
Nooooo, Cha Cha!
No one will ever forget Annette Charles' portrayal of bad girl Cha Cha, Sandy Olsson's (Olivia Newton-John) arch nemesis in Grease. She rode around in hot cars looking cool beside her bad-ass Scorpion boyfriend Leo, she let Kenickie (RIP Jeff Conaway) fake fondle and slap her on the dance floor (oh my!), and she stole Danny Zuko (John Travolta) away from Sandy right at the pivotal point in the nationally televised dance competition, proceeded to dance her ass off with him, and won the dance prize while Sandy cried in her prom dress.
Damn, that scene was hot. Mean and rotten but sizzling hot.
WATCH Cha Cha's famous mean girl dance scene:
Of course, my personal favorite Cha Cha scene took place on Thunder Road during the finale drag race between Danny and Leo. Cha Cha performed the sexiest, most dramatic Drag Race Flag Girl moment ever, in which she strutted out in tight yellow high-waisted crop pants and a fitted gray sweater and used her bright yellow night scarf to start the race. Hot, definitely hot.
We all know Cha Cha had what Sandy wanted -- thus Sandy's edgy, bad-girl look in the end. And really, didn't Cha Cha have what we all wanted?
Annette Charles, may she rest in peace.
What was your favorite Cha Cha moment in Grease?