- Started playing guitar at age 7; at age 9, auditioned for and was accepted to Andrés Segovia's school.
- Wears dresses designed by her stylist sister Carmen.
- Famous catchphrase, "Cuchi cuchi," was based on her childhood pet dog Cuchillo.
- Had 45 appearances on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.
- Voted Best Classical Flamenco Guitarist in the Word by Guitar Player Magazine - twice.
- Xavier Cugat — Ex-husband
- Carmen — Sister
- Kjell Rasten — Husband
- Shel Joseph — Son