Did you know that Cuba, a country synonymous to sugar, cigar, rum, baseball and musket-toting pirates, is also been home to many polarizing figures. That is right! This timeworn yet splendid country, which fuses old world colonial charm with contemporary cultural idiosyncrasies with élan, boasts of some exceptionally gifted and universally feted Cubans whose life and heritage will bowl you over completely. Gloria Estefan, Desi Arnaz, Cesar Romero, Rosario Dawson, Cameron Diaz, Marco Rubio, Jeff Bezos, Eva Mendes, Pitbull, Andy Garcia, Gilbert Arenas, and Ted Cruz are just some of the famous Cubans whom the world knows and lauds. But that is just tip of the iceberg. There is more to the list of famous Cubans than you can fathom. Explore all about the famous Cubans in their biographies captured below. As you trail their timeline, revel in their trivia, and wonder at some of the lesser-known facts about them, we bet you will not be able to stop reading.
Ana de ArmasAna de Armas
30 April 1988
Actress
Fidel CastroFidel Castro
13 August 1926
Former Prime Minister of Cuba

Assata ShakurAssata Shakur
16 July 1947
Murder Convict

Yvette PrietoYvette Prieto
29 February 1979
Michael Jordan’s Wife

Desi ArnazDesi Arnaz
02 March 1917
Actor

Joey DiazJoey Diaz
19 February 1963
Actor
Yoel RomeroYoel Romero
30 April 1977
Mixed Martial Artist (MMA)

Jorge GarciaJorge Garcia
28 April 1973
Actor

Gloria EstefanGloria Estefan
01 September 1957
Singer
Fulgencio BatistaFulgencio Batista
16 January 1901
Former President of Cuba

Elizabeth PeñaElizabeth Peña
23 September 1959
Actress
Anabelle AcostaAnabelle Acosta
28 February 1983
Actress

Daisy FuentesDaisy Fuentes
17 November 1966
Television Host

Faizon LoveFaizon Love
14 June 1968
Actor, Comedian

Miguel Díaz-CanelMiguel Díaz-Canel
20 April 1960
President of Cuba

Georg Stanford BrownGeorg Stanford Brown
24 June 1943
Actor
Malu TrevejoMalu Trevejo
15 October 2002
Instagram Star

Mirtha JungMirtha Jung
 
Ex-wife of George Jung

Selenis LeyvaSelenis Leyva
26 May 1972
Actress

Vida GuerraVida Guerra
19 March 1974
Model
Lili EstefanLili Estefan
20 March 1967
Model, T.V. Show Host

Andy GarciaAndy Garcia
12 April 1956
Actor
Reinaldo ArenasReinaldo Arenas
16 July 1943
Cuban poet

Alberto KordaAlberto Korda
14 September 1928
Photographer

William LevyWilliam Levy
29 August 1980
Actor, Model
Raul CastroRaul Castro
03 June 1931
President of the Council of State of Cuba

Nydia StoneNydia Stone
08 May 1946
Model, Wife of Roger Stone
José FernándezJosé Fernández
31 July 1992
Baseball Pitcher

Jose MartiJose Marti
28 January 1853
Poet

Erick Brian ColonErick Brian Colon
03 January 2001
Instagram Star
Claudia SampedroClaudia Sampedro
27 October 1989
Model

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Mirta Díaz–BalartMirta Díaz–Balart
30 September 1928
Fidel Castro's Ex-wife
Elio PisElio Pis
 
Model, Ex-boyfriend of Venus Williams

Elián GonzalezElián Gonzalez
06 December 1993
Cuban Citizen Who Got Embroiled in Immigration

Fernando AlonsoFernando Alonso
17 December 1914
Actor

Eddie CibrianEddie Cibrian
16 June 1973
Actor
Jose CansecoJose Canseco
02 July 1964
Baseball player
David FumeroDavid Fumero
29 December 1972
Actor

Yasiel PuigYasiel Puig
07 December 1990
Baseball player

Yoenis CéspedesYoenis Céspedes
18 October 1985
Baseball player

Ry CooderRy Cooder
15 March 1947
Guitarist, Singer, Composer, Banjoist,
Aroldis ChapmanAroldis Chapman
28 February 1988
Baseball player

Dave LombardoDave Lombardo
16 February 1965
Drummer, Musician

Tony PlanaTony Plana
19 April 1952
Actor

Cristina SaraleguiCristina Saralegui
29 January 1948
Journalist, Actor, Television actor

Al JourgensenAl Jourgensen
09 October 1958
Singer, Music executive, Banjoist, Composer
José Raúl CapablancaJosé Raúl Capablanca
19 November 1888
Chess Player

Rudy SarzoRudy Sarzo
18 November 1950
Bassist
Pedro ZamoraPedro Zamora
29 February 1972
Educator

Danay GarcíaDanay García
05 July 1984
Actress

Jon SecadaJon Secada
04 October 1961
Singer-songwriter
Xavier CugatXavier Cugat
01 January 1900
Conductor, Composer, Jazz musician, Singer,

Yuriorkis GamboaYuriorkis Gamboa
23 December 1981
Boxer
Guillermo RigondeauxGuillermo Rigondeaux
30 September 1980
Boxer

Camilo CienfuegosCamilo Cienfuegos
06 February 1932
Armed force officer

Ileana Ros-LehtinenIleana Ros-Lehtinen
15 July 1952
Politician

Orlando HernándezOrlando Hernández
11 October 1965
Baseball player

Jorge SolerJorge Soler
25 February 1992
Baseball player
Yonder AlonsoYonder Alonso
08 April 1987
Baseball player

Tony PérezTony Pérez
14 May 1942
American baseball player

La LupeLa Lupe
23 December 1936
Singer

Hector LombardHector Lombard
02 February 1978
Judoka, Thai boxer
Alberto SalazarAlberto Salazar
07 August 1958
Marathon runner, Athletics competitor

Ibrahim FerrerIbrahim Ferrer
20 February 1927
Cuban singer
Teófilo StevensonTeófilo Stevenson
29 March 1952
Boxer, Engineer

Javier SotomayorJavier Sotomayor
13 October 1967
High jumper

Rocky RomeroRocky Romero
28 October 1982
Professional wrestler
Luis TiantLuis Tiant
23 November 1940
Baseball player

Arturo SandovalArturo Sandoval
06 November 1949
Trumpeter, Pianist, Composer, Jazz musician,
Carlos Prío SocarrásCarlos Prío Socarrás
14 July 1903
President

Compay SegundoCompay Segundo
18 November 1907
Cuban guitarist

Mirta Diaz-BalartMirta Diaz-Balart
30 September 1928
 
Arnaldo Tamayo MéndezArnaldo Tamayo Méndez
29 January 1942
Astronaut, Aviator, Military personnel

Mariela CastroMariela Castro
27 July 1961
psychologist, educator, university teacher,
Benny ParetBenny Paret
14 March 1937
Boxer

Mongo SantamaríaMongo Santamaría
07 April 1917
Percussionist

Gerardo MachadoGerardo Machado
28 September 1869
Politician

Félix González-TorresFélix González-Torres
26 November 1957
Visual Artist
Omara PortuondoOmara Portuondo
29 October 1930
Cuban singer
Kid ChocolateKid Chocolate
06 January 1910
Boxer

Alicia AlonsoAlicia Alonso
21 December 1920
Dancer

Wifredo LamWifredo Lam
08 December 1902
Artist

Alejo CarpentierAlejo Carpentier
26 December 1904
Writer, Journalist, Essayist, Musicologist,
Yunel EscobarYunel Escobar
02 November 1982
Baseball player

Máximo GómezMáximo Gómez
18 November 1836
General

Ozzie CansecoOzzie Canseco
02 July 1964
Baseball player

Danell LeyvaDanell Leyva
30 October 1991
Artistic gymnast

Ramón GrauRamón Grau
13 September 1881
politician, physician
Osvaldo AlonsoOsvaldo Alonso
11 November 1985
Association football player

Huber MatosHuber Matos
26 November 1918
Politician
Alberto JuantorenaAlberto Juantorena
03 December 1950
Athlete

Leonardo Padura FuentesLeonardo Padura Fuentes
1955 AD
writer, journalist, screenwriter
Kendrys MoralesKendrys Morales
20 June 1983
Baseball player
Juan Almeida BosqueJuan Almeida Bosque
17 February 1927
Politician