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
Fidel CastroFidel Castro
13 August 1926
Cuban Revolutionary Leader

Nydia StoneNydia Stone
08 May 1946
Model, Wife of Roger Stone

Yoel RomeroYoel Romero
30 April 1977
Mixed Martial Artist (MMA)

Desi ArnazDesi Arnaz
02 March 1917

Gloria EstefanGloria Estefan
01 September 1957
Joey DiazJoey Diaz
19 February 1963

Assata ShakurAssata Shakur
16 July 1947
Murder Convict

Elizabeth PeñaElizabeth Peña
23 September 1959

Yvette PrietoYvette Prieto
29 February 1979
Michael Jordan’s Wife
Anabelle AcostaAnabelle Acosta
28 February 1983

Fulgencio BatistaFulgencio Batista
16 January 1901
Former President of Cuba
Jorge GarciaJorge Garcia
28 April 1973

Daisy FuentesDaisy Fuentes
17 November 1966
Television Host

Miguel Díaz-CanelMiguel Díaz-Canel
20 April 1960
President of Cuba
Faizon LoveFaizon Love
14 June 1968
Actor, Comedian

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

Vida GuerraVida Guerra
19 March 1974

William LevyWilliam Levy
29 August 1980
Actor, Model
Lili EstefanLili Estefan
20 March 1967
Model, T.V. Show Host

Erick Brian ColonErick Brian Colon
03 January 2001
Instagram Star
Andy GarciaAndy Garcia
12 April 1956

Alberto KordaAlberto Korda
14 September 1928

Reinaldo ArenasReinaldo Arenas
16 July 1943
Cuban poet

Raul CastroRaul Castro
03 June 1931
President of the Council of State of Cuba
Jose MartiJose Marti
28 January 1853
Mirtha JungMirtha Jung
Ex-wife of George Jung

José FernándezJosé Fernández
31 July 1992
Baseball Pitcher

Elio PisElio Pis
Model, Ex-boyfriend of Venus Williams

Mirta Díaz–BalartMirta Díaz–Balart
30 September 1928
Fidel Castro's Ex-wife
Elián GonzalezElián Gonzalez
06 December 1993
Cuban Citizen Who Got Embroiled in Immigration

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Claudia SampedroClaudia Sampedro
27 October 1989

Aroldis ChapmanAroldis Chapman
28 February 1988
Baseball player

David FumeroDavid Fumero
29 December 1972

Eddie CibrianEddie Cibrian
16 June 1973
Selenis LeyvaSelenis Leyva
26 May 1972

Tony MendezTony Mendez
27 March 1945
Dave LombardoDave Lombardo
16 February 1965
Drummer, Musician

Ry CooderRy Cooder
15 March 1947
Guitarist, Singer, Composer, Banjoist,

Yasiel PuigYasiel Puig
07 December 1990
Baseball player
Yuriorkis GamboaYuriorkis Gamboa
23 December 1981

Alicia AlonsoAlicia Alonso
21 December 1920
Al JourgensenAl Jourgensen
09 October 1958
Singer, Music executive, Banjoist, Composer

La LupeLa Lupe
23 December 1936

Pedro ZamoraPedro Zamora
29 February 1972

Danell LeyvaDanell Leyva
30 October 1991
Artistic gymnast

Tony PlanaTony Plana
19 April 1952
Jorge SolerJorge Soler
25 February 1992
Baseball player

Guillermo RigondeauxGuillermo Rigondeaux
30 September 1980

Jon SecadaJon Secada
04 October 1961

Rudy SarzoRudy Sarzo
18 November 1950
José Raúl CapablancaJosé Raúl Capablanca
19 November 1888
Chess Player

Xavier CugatXavier Cugat
01 January 1900
Conductor, Composer, Jazz musician, Singer,
Yonder AlonsoYonder Alonso
08 April 1987
Baseball player

Yoenis CéspedesYoenis Céspedes
18 October 1985
Baseball player

Camilo CienfuegosCamilo Cienfuegos
06 February 1932
Armed force officer
Tony PérezTony Pérez
14 May 1942
American baseball player

Arturo SandovalArturo Sandoval
06 November 1949
Trumpeter, Pianist, Composer, Jazz musician,
Javier SotomayorJavier Sotomayor
13 October 1967
High jumper

Orlando HernándezOrlando Hernández
11 October 1965
Baseball player

Alberto SalazarAlberto Salazar
07 August 1958
Marathon runner, Athletics competitor
Ileana Ros-LehtinenIleana Ros-Lehtinen
15 July 1952

Cristina SaraleguiCristina Saralegui
29 January 1948
Journalist, Actor, Television actor
Luis TiantLuis Tiant
23 November 1940
Baseball player

Omara PortuondoOmara Portuondo
29 October 1930
Cuban singer

Hector LombardHector Lombard
02 February 1978
Judoka, Thai boxer

Teófilo StevensonTeófilo Stevenson
29 March 1952
Boxer, Engineer
Mirta Diaz-BalartMirta Diaz-Balart
30 September 1928
Kendrys MoralesKendrys Morales
20 June 1983
Baseball player

Benny ParetBenny Paret
14 March 1937

Wifredo LamWifredo Lam
08 December 1902

Ibrahim FerrerIbrahim Ferrer
20 February 1927
Cuban singer
Osvaldo AlonsoOsvaldo Alonso
11 November 1985
Association football player

Alejo CarpentierAlejo Carpentier
26 December 1904
Writer, Journalist, Essayist, Musicologist,

Yunel EscobarYunel Escobar
02 November 1982
Baseball player

Ozzie CansecoOzzie Canseco
02 July 1964
Baseball player

Mariela CastroMariela Castro
27 July 1961
psychologist, educator, university teacher,
Gerardo MachadoGerardo Machado
28 September 1871

Kid ChocolateKid Chocolate
06 January 1910
Ramón GrauRamón Grau
13 September 1881
politician, physician

Arnaldo Tamayo MéndezArnaldo Tamayo Méndez
29 January 1942
Astronaut, Aviator, Military personnel

Leonardo Padura FuentesLeonardo Padura Fuentes
1955 AD
writer, journalist, screenwriter
Samuel ArmenterosSamuel Armenteros
27 May 1990
Association football player

Guillermo Cabrera InfanteGuillermo Cabrera Infante
22 April 1929
Linguist, Screenwriter, Translator, Essayist,
Dayron RoblesDayron Robles
19 November 1986
Cuban track, Field athlete

Gertrudis Gómez de AvellanedaGertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda
23 March 1814
poet, writer, playwright

Rubén GonzálezRubén González
26 May 1919

Minnie MinosoMinnie Minoso
29 November 1925
Baseball player
José AbreuJosé Abreu
29 January 1987
baseball player

Mike PerezMike Perez
20 October 1985
José Julián Martí PérezJosé Julián Martí Pérez
28 January 1853

José Canseco Capas, JrJosé Canseco Capas, Jr
02 July 1964
Famous Baseball Players