updated 05/05/1995 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 05/05/1995 AT 01:00 AM EDT
Once, in the middle of a performance, she blacked out one of her front teeth with a sunflower seed to discombobulate her duet partner. "The audience couldn't see it, but he could," recalls Suzette. "He busted out laughing." During a 1985 appearance with the Tejano band La Mafia, she removed the cream filling from of a trayful of Oreos, replaced it with toothpaste and offered the doctored delicacies as a snack. Fortunately for La Mafia, Abraham spotted the Oreos first. "He ate one," says Suzette. "Then he turned to us and said, 'Hey, these cookies are good. They taste kind of minty.' "