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Che Guevara
(Revolutionary)
Che Guevara
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 14, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rosario
Died: October 9, 1967

Argentine Marxist revolutionary, Che Guevara, was a major figure of the Cuban Revolution. A physician by profession, he developed radical views upon witnessing the injustices in the world and joined Fidel Castro’s revolutionary 26th of July Movement. Assassinated in 1967, he remains both a revered and reviled historical figure.

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Yoel Romero
(Cuban Professional Mixed Martial Artist and Former Freestyle Wrestler)
Yoel Romero
27
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 30, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pinar del Río

Widely considered one of the most athletic competitors ever in the history of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Yoel Romero is often compared with the greats of the sport. A former freestyle wrestler, Romero earned Cuba a silver medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics.

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Ana de Armas
(Cuban and Spanish Actress Known for Her Role in the Film ‘Una Rosa de Francia’)
Ana de Armas
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Birthdate: April 30, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Havana

A Spanish-Cuban actress, Ana de Armas worked in Spanish films and television shows before moving to Hollywood. Overcoming the obstacle of not knowing English, she established herself as a solid actress by working in films like Knives Out and Blade Runner 2049. She will play a Bond girl in No Time to Die movie and will portray Marilyn Monroe in the Netflix biopic Blonde.

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Christina Milian
(Actress, Singer & Songwriter)
Christina Milian
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Birthdate: September 26, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Jersey City
Christina Milian is best known for her hit tracks A.M. to P.M. and Say I. Fans have also loved her performances in the movie Love Don't Cost a Thing, as Vanessa in Grandfathered, and as Christine Parks in The Oath. She co-owns Viva Diva Wines and a food truck business.
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Gloria Estefan
(Latin Pop Singer Who Earned Worldwide Success With "Conga" in 1985)
Gloria Estefan
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Birthdate: September 1, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Havana
Three-time Grammy-winner Gloria Estefan was named one of Billboard’s Top 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. The Miami Sound Machine singer is known for her hits Rhythm Is Gonna Get You and Don't Wanna Lose You. One of the best-selling Latin artists, she has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
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Eddie Cibrian
(American Film and TV Actor)
Eddie Cibrian
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Birthdate: June 16, 1973
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Burbank
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Joey Diaz
(Comedian, Actor, and Host of Podcast, "The Church of What's Happening Now.")
Joey Diaz
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Birthdate: February 19, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Havana
Joey Diaz began his career as a stand-up comedian and then graduated to acting, appearing in projects such as My Name Is Earl and Spider-Man 2. He is now known for his appearances on the podcasts The Joe Rogan Experience, The Church of What's Happening Now, and Uncle Joey's Joint.
 8 
José Fernández
(Cuban-American Professional Baseball Pitcher)
José Fernández
28
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 31, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Santa Clara
Died: September 25, 2016

José Fernández was a Cuban-American baseball player who played for the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball from 2013 to 2016. Renowned for his skills as a pitcher, José had four pitches in his armory: a four-seam fastball, a slurve, a changeup, and a sinker. He died at the age of 24 when a speedboat, which he was piloting, crashed.

 9 
Celia Cruz
(One of the Most Popular Latin Artists of the 20th Century)
Celia Cruz
43
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 21, 1925
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Havana
Died: July 16, 2003

Celia Cruz was a Cuban-American singer who achieved popularity in Cuba as a singer of guarachas during the 1950s. Widely regarded as one of the 20th century's most famous Latin artists, Cruz was nicknamed the Queen of Salsa. She is also revered for popularizing Latin music in the USA. Celia Cruz also won numerous awards, including two Grammy Awards. 

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Yvette Prieto
(Michael Jordan’s Wife)
Yvette Prieto
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cuba
Model Yvette Prieto gained fame working with renowned designers such as Alexander Wang. She appeared as herself in the documentary Cuba: An Island Apart. She is married to NBA legend Michael Jordan. Apart from her twin daughters with Jordan, she has three stepchildren from Jordan’s previous marriage.
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William Levy
(Actor, Model)
William Levy
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: August 29, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cojímar
Cuban-American actor William Levy started as a model and then appeared on Spanish reality shows such as Isla de la Tentación. He has lent his voice to the dubbed version of Planet 51. He has also appeared in series such as Star and telenovelas such as Cuidado con el ángel.
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Aroldis Chapman
(Cuban-born American Baseball Player Who Plays as a Relief Pitcher )
Aroldis Chapman
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 28, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Holguín
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Oscar Nunez
(Cuban-American Actor and Screenwriter )
Oscar Nunez
8
Birthdate: November 18, 1958
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cuba
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 14 
Steven Bauer
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Manny Rivera’ in the Film ‘Scarface’)
Steven Bauer
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Birthdate: December 2, 1956
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Havana

Steven Bauer is a Cuban-American actor best known for playing Cuban drug lord, Manny Ribera, in the American crime drama film, Scarface, a film which gave him an opportunity to work with actors like Al Pacino. Bauer received a Golden Globe nomination for his performance in the film. He then went on to establish himself as a serious actor.

 15 
Daisy Fuentes
(MTV's First Latina VJ and the First Latina Spokesperson for Cosmetic Company 'Revlon')
Daisy Fuentes
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: November 17, 1966
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Havana

Cuban-American TV personality Daisy Fuentes became MTV's first Latina VJ and Revlon's first global Latina spokesperson. She also hosted America's Funniest Home Videos and later launched a clothing and haircare line. She has worked for cancer research and other charitable causes, too. She is married to singer Richard Marx.

 16 
Jose Canseco
(Cuban-American Former Major League Baseball (MLB) Outfielder and Designated Hitter)
Jose Canseco
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 2, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Havana
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 17 
Anais Nin
(French-Born American Novelist, Diarist and Short Story Writer)
Anais Nin
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 21, 1903
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Neuilly-sur-Seine
Died: January 14, 1977

French-Cuban-American diarist, essayist, and novelist Anais Nin wrote several volumes of journals, erotica, novels, critical studies, essays, and short stories. Her journals and diaries are among her most studied works. She had a deep interest in psychoanalysis and studied it extensively with René Allendy and Otto Rank. Critics consider her one of the finest writers of female erotica.

 18 
Malu Trevejo
(Cuban Singer and Dancer)
Malu Trevejo
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 15, 2002
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Havana

Malu Trevejo is a Cuban-born American singer and social media star. She achieved international recognition as a TikTok star, which paved the way for a career in music. Her popularity increased after the release of her song Luna Llena, which has gathered more than 100 million views on YouTube. Malu Trevejo is currently signed to Atlantic Records.

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Jose Marti
(Cuban Nationalist, Poet and Philosopher)
Jose Marti
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 28, 1853
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Havana
Died: May 19, 1895

Son of Spanish immigrants, Jose Marti spent his childhood in a strife-torn Cuba and attended high school on financial aid. Marti’s poems, essays, and articles were laced with his patriotic vigor to free Cuba from the Spanish rule. He died battling on the field at Dos Ríos.

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Luis Ortiz
(Cuban Professional Boxer)
Luis Ortiz
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 29, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Camagüey
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Yasiel Puig
(Cuban-born American Baseball Player Who Plays as a Right Fielder)
Yasiel Puig
11
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 7, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cienfuegos
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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José Raúl Capablanca
(Cuban Chess Player)
José Raúl Capablanca
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 19, 1888
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Havana
Died: March 8, 1942
 23 
Vida Guerra
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: March 19, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Havana

Vida Guerra is a Cuban-born American model. As a young woman, she entered several fashion shows and started bagging modeling assignments. She became internationally famous after appearing in a lingerie spread for FHM in December 2002 and has since worked with many international brands. She has also appeared in a few TV shows.

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Randy Arozarena
(Cuban-born Mexican Baseball Player Who Plays as an Outfielder)
Randy Arozarena
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 28, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pinar Del Rio
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Pedro Zamora
(Cuban-American HIV/AIDS Activist and Reality TV Personality )
Pedro Zamora
10
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 29, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Havana
Died: November 11, 1994
 26 
Yoenis Céspedes
(Cuban-born Baseball Player Who Plays as an Outfielder)
Yoenis Céspedes
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 18, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Campechuela
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 27 
Tony Plana
(Cuban TV and Film Actor and Director )
Tony Plana
3
Birthdate: April 19, 1952
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Havana
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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David Fumero
(Cuban-American Actor and Former Fashion Model)
David Fumero
4
Birthdate: December 29, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Havana
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 29 
Jon Secada
(Pop Singer Who Co-wrote the Song 'She’s All I Ever Had' for 'Ricky Martin')
Jon Secada
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 4, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Havana

Jon Secada is a singer, voice actor, and songwriter. Having sold more than 15 million records, Secada is often counted among the best-selling Latin music artists. Apart from recording his own songs, he has also contributed as a songwriter for songs recorded by artists like Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, and Gloria Estefan. Secada has received two Grammy Awards so far.
 

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Alberto Salazar
(American Former Track Coach and Long-Distance Runner)
Alberto Salazar
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 7, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Havana

Alberto Salazar is an American former long-distance runner who won the silver medal at the 1982 IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Rome, Italy. After his retirement from the sport, Salazar served as the head coach for the Nike Oregon Project and received the 2013 IAAF Coaching Achievement Award in Monaco. He was later banned for doping and sexual offenses.

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Danay García
(Cuban-Born Actor, Model, and Voice Actor)
Danay García
2
Birthdate: July 5, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Havana
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Rudy Sarzo
(Bassist)
Rudy Sarzo
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 18, 1950
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Havana
 33 
Yasmani grandal
(Cuban-born American Baseball Player Who Plays as a Catcher)
Yasmani grandal
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 8, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Havana
 34 
Camilo Cienfuegos
(Armed force officer)
Camilo Cienfuegos
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 6, 1932
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Havana
Died: October 28, 1959

Camilo Cienfuegos was a Cuban revolutionary who was part of the 1956 Granma expedition alongside Che Guevara and Fidel Castro. He went on to become one of Fidel Castro's top guerrilla commanders and played an important role in winning the Battle of Yaguajay, which earned him the nickname Hero of Yaguajay. Camilo Cienfuegos is revered as a hero in Cuba.

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Fidel Castro
(Former Prime Minister of Cuba)
Fidel Castro
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 13, 1926
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Birán
Died: November 26, 2016

Serving as the Cuban prime minister from 1959 to 1976 and as president from 1976 to 2008, Fidel Castro was one of the most prominent Cuban leaders in the history. As the longest-reigning non-royal head of the 20th and 21st centuries, Castro was responsible for making Cuba a communist state.

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Erislandy Lara
(Cuban-American Professional Boxer)
Erislandy Lara
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 11, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Guantanamo
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Lili Estefan
(Model, T.V. Show Host)
Lili Estefan
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Birthdate: March 20, 1967
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Havana

Lili Estefan is a model who achieved popularity in 1986 when she was chosen to appear as a model on the Spanish-language TV show, Sábado Gigante. She then went on to become a popular model, receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Premios TVyNovelas in 2015. She is one of the judges on a reality show titled Mira Quien Baila.

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Minnie Minoso
(Cuban Baseball Player Who Played as a Left Fielder)
Minnie Minoso
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 29, 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: El Perico
Died: March 1, 2015
 39 
Frank Sánchez
(Cuban Professional Boxer)
Frank Sánchez
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 18, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Guantanamo
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 40 
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
(Cuban Baseball Player Who Plays as a Left Fielder)
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 10, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sancti Spíritus
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 41 
La Lupe
(Cuban Soul Singer Known for Her Energetic, Sometimes Controversial Performances)
La Lupe
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 23, 1936
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Santiago de Cuba
Died: February 29, 1992

La Lupe was a Cuban singer best remembered for her energetic and controversial live performances. She had a prolific and successful career throughout the 1960s and 1970s, during which she was one of the most acclaimed Latin singers in the United States. One of La Lupe's recordings was featured in the 1996 American comedy film The Birdcage.

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Teófilo Stevenson
(Cuban Amateur Boxer Who Competed from 1966 to 1986)
Teófilo Stevenson
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 29, 1952
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Puerto Padre
Died: June 11, 2012
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Yordan Álvarez
(Cuban Baseball Player Who Plays as a Left Fielder and Designated Hitter)
Yordan Álvarez
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 27, 1997
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Las Tunas
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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Benny Paret
(Cuban Welterweight Boxer)
Benny Paret
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 14, 1937
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Santa Clara
Died: April 3, 1962
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Orlando Hernández
(Former Cuban-born Baseball Player Who Played as a Pitcher)
Orlando Hernández
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 11, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Villa Clara
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Guillermo Rigondeaux
(Cuban Professional Boxer)
Guillermo Rigondeaux
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 30, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Santiago de Cuba
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Hector Lombard
(Cuban-born Australian Bodybuilder, Mixed Martial Artist, and Former Olympic Judoka)
Hector Lombard
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 2, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Matanzas
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Livia Brito
(Cuban Actor and Model )
Livia Brito
2
Birthdate: July 21, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ciego De Avila
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Jorge Soler
(Cuban Baseball Player Who Plays as an Outfielder)
Jorge Soler
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 25, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Havana
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Luis Tiant
(Former Cuban Baseball Player Who Played as a Starting Pitcher)
Luis Tiant
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 23, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Marianao
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)