Famous Cuban Media Personalities

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Konnan
(Professional wrestler and Podcaster)
Konnan
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Birthdate: June 6, 1964
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Santiago de Cuba Province, Cuba

Konnan is an American Cuban former professional wrestler who wrestled for national and independent promotions in Mexico and the USA. He held 15 title belts in nine promotions during an illustrious career that spanned almost 30 years. Konnan is also known for his involvement in the creation of Lucha Underground.

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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, Cuba

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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Cristina Saralegui
(Cuban-American Journalist, Talk Show Host, and Actor)
Cristina Saralegui
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Birthdate: January 29, 1948
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Havana

Cuban-American journalist, TV host, and actor Cristina Saralegui is best known for her Spanish-language talk show El Show de Cristina. She has also had a decade-long stint as the editor-in-chief of the Spanish version of Cosmopolitan magazine. Known as the Spanish-Cuban Oprah, she has also published several books.

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Alejo Carpentier
(Writer, Journalist, Essayist, Musicologist, Literary critic)
Alejo Carpentier
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Birthdate: December 26, 1904
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lausanne
Died: April 24, 1980

Swiss-born Cuban author Alejo Carpentier is regarded as one of the greatest Latin American literary personalities. The Cervantes Prize-winning writer was one of the pioneers of magic realism. Known for novels such as The Lost Steps, he also contributed to the Afro-Cuban movement and was the Cuban ambassador to France.

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Leonardo Padura Fuentes
(Internationally Renowned Cuban Novelist and Journalist)
Leonardo Padura Fuentes
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Birthdate: October 10, 1955
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cuba, Havana

Leonardo Padura Fuentes is a Cuban journalist and novelist. One of the best known Cuban writers to have achieved international fame, Padura was honored with the prestigious National Prize for Literature in 2012. In 2015, he received the Princess of Asturias Award, one of the most prominent literary prizes in Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries.

Guillermo Cabrera Infante
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Birthdate: April 22, 1929
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gibara, Cuba
Died: February 21, 2005

Guillermo Cabrera Infante was a Cuban novelist, essayist, translator, and screenwriter. He initially planned to become a doctor but ditched his plans to become a writer instead. He had a successful career and eventually became the editor of the magazine Carteles and director of the Instituto del Cine. He received the Premio Cervantes in 1997. 

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Yoani Sánchez
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Birthdate: September 4, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba

Yoani Sánchez is a Cuban blogger best known for her critical depiction of life in Cuba, which has earned her multiple international awards. Her blog Generación Y is available in 17 languages. In 2008, Yoani Sánchez was named in Time magazine's 100 most influential people list.

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Ines Sanchez
(Journalist)
Ines Sanchez
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Birthdate: June 11, 1931
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba