Famous People Born In Havana

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Andy Garcia
(Actor and Director Best Known for His Films ‘Ocean's Eleven’ and ‘The Godfather Part III’)
Andy Garcia
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Birthdate: April 12, 1956
Sun Sign: Aries
Andy García is best known for his Academy Award-nominated role of Vincent Mancini in The Godfather Part III and his Golden Globe-nominated role in the TV film For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story. He has also been part of the Ocean’s film franchise and the 2016 film Ghostbusters.
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Gloria Estefan
(Latin Pop Singer Who Earned Worldwide Success With "Conga" in 1985)
Gloria Estefan
68
Birthdate: September 1, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
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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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
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.
 4 
Sergio Oliva
(American Bodybuilder and Three-Time Mr. Olympia)
Sergio Oliva
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 4, 1941
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: November 12, 2012
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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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
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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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

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.

 7 
Jose Canseco
(Cuban-American Former Major League Baseball (MLB) Outfielder and Designated Hitter)
Jose Canseco
14
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 2, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 8 
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

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.

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José Raúl Capablanca
(Cuban Chess Player)
José Raúl Capablanca
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 19, 1888
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: March 8, 1942
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Malu Trevejo
(Cuban Singer and Dancer)
Malu Trevejo
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 15, 2002
Sun Sign: Libra

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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Anabelle Acosta
(American Actress Known for Her Role as ‘Annabella’ in the TV Series ‘Ballers’)
Anabelle Acosta
2
Birthdate: February 28, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces

Anabelle Acosta is an American actress best known for her portrayal of Natalie Vasquez in the thriller drama TV series, Quantico. Born in Havana, Cuba, Acosta went on to establish herself as an actress in the American film and TV industry. She is also known for playing Annabella in the comedy-drama television series, Ballers.

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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
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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Georg Stanford Brown
(Actor and Director Best Known for His ABC TV Series ‘The Rookies’)
Georg Stanford Brown
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Birthdate: June 4, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini

Cuban-American actor Georg Stanford Brown of The Rookies fame had worked as a janitor to pay for his drama school. He incidentally met his wife at the same school. He won an Emmy for his direction in Cagney & Lacey and was nominated for two more for Hill Street Blues.

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

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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Vida Guerra
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: March 19, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces

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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David Fumero
(Cuban-American Actor and Former Fashion Model)
David Fumero
4
Birthdate: December 29, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Dave Lombardo
(Drummer, Musician)
Dave Lombardo
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 16, 1965
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Pedro Zamora
(Cuban-American HIV/AIDS Activist and Reality TV Personality )
Pedro Zamora
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 29, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: November 11, 1994
 19 
Alicia Alonso
(Dancer)
Alicia Alonso
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: December 21, 1920
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: October 17, 2019
 20 
Alejandro Mayorkas
(7th United States Secretary of Homeland Security)
Alejandro Mayorkas
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 24, 1959
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Tony Plana
(Cuban TV and Film Actor and Director )
Tony Plana
3
Birthdate: April 19, 1952
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Jon Secada
(Pop Singer Who Co-wrote the Song 'She’s All I Ever Had' for 'Ricky Martin')
Jon Secada
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 4, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra

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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Danay García
(Cuban-Born Actor, Model, and Voice Actor)
Danay García
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Birthdate: July 5, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Italo Calvino
(The Most Translated Contemporary Italian Writer at the Time of His Death)
Italo Calvino
1
Birthdate: October 15, 1923
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: September 19, 1985

Italian journalist, short-story writer and novelist Italo Calvino, counted among noted Italian fiction writers in the 20th-century, emerged as the most translated contemporary Italian writer at the time of his demise. Notable works of Calvino include novels Invisible Cities and If on a winter's night a traveler; the collection of 12 short stories titled Cosmicomics, and the Our Ancestors trilogy.

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Kid Chocolate
(Cuban Boxer)
Kid Chocolate
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 6, 1910
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: August 8, 1988
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Yasmani grandal
(Cuban-born American Baseball Player Who Plays as a Catcher)
Yasmani grandal
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 8, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Lili Estefan
(Model, T.V. Show Host)
Lili Estefan
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Birthdate: March 20, 1967
Sun Sign: Pisces

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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Camilo Cienfuegos
(Armed force officer)
Camilo Cienfuegos
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 6, 1932
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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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Al Jourgensen
(Singer, Music executive, Banjoist, Composer)
Al Jourgensen
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 9, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra

Al Jourgensen is a Cuban-American singer, music producer, and musician. He is best known for founding the popular industrial metal band Ministry where he serves as the lyricist and frontman. Over the course of his four-decade-long musical career, Al Jourgensen has collborated with numerous other artists like Iggy Pop and Jello Biafra. He has also influenced numerous other musicians.

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Luis Estevez
(Fashion Designer, Costumer Designer)
Luis Estevez
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: December 5, 1930
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: November 28, 2014
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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
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
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Leinier Domínguez
(American-Cuban Chess Grandmaster)
Leinier Domínguez
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 23, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
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Lee Labrada
(American Professional Bodybuilder, Author and CEO of Labrada Nutrition)
Lee Labrada
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 8, 1960
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 35 
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
(Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Florida (1989 - 2019))
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 15, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen is a Cuban-born American politician and lobbyist. She is best known for representing Florida's 27th congressional district at the U.S. House of Representatives from 29 August 1989 to 3 January 2019. The first female Republican to be elected from Florida, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen is also the first Cuban-American politician elected to Congress.

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Cachao
(Double Bassist)
Cachao
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 14, 1918
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: March 22, 2008
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Carlos Acosta
(Ballet dancer)
Carlos Acosta
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: June 2, 1973
Sun Sign: Gemini
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John H. Sununu
(Politician)
John H. Sununu
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 2, 1939
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Millard Mitchell
(American Character Actor)
Millard Mitchell
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Birthdate: August 14, 1903
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: October 13, 1953
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Regla Torres
(Cuban Volleyball Player Who Plays as a Middle Blocker)
Regla Torres
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 12, 1975
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Rafael Palmeiro
(Baseball player)
Rafael Palmeiro
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 24, 1964
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Omara Portuondo
(Cuban singer)
Omara Portuondo
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 29, 1930
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Omara Portuondo is a Cuban dancer and singer best known as one of the founding members of a vocal group called Cuarteto d'Aida. Renowned for her versatality, Portuondo has experimented with various styles from boleros to jazz. In 2009, she received the prestigious Latin Grammy Award. In 2019, Omara Portuondo was honored with a Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg
(Duchess)
Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 22, 1956
Sun Sign: Aries
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Yunel Escobar
(Baseball player)
Yunel Escobar
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 2, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Ana Mendieta
(Cuban-American Performance Artist, Sculptor, Painter and Video Artist)
Ana Mendieta
1
Birthdate: November 18, 1948
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: September 8, 1985
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Ozzie Canseco
(Former Baseball Outfielder)
Ozzie Canseco
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 2, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
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José Iglesias
(Baseball player)
José Iglesias
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 5, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Mongo Santamaría
(Percussionist)
Mongo Santamaría
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 7, 1917
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: February 1, 2003
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Rocky Romero
(American Professional Wrestler)
Rocky Romero
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 28, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Tomas Milian
(Actor)
Tomas Milian
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Birthdate: March 3, 1933
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: March 22, 2017

Tomas Milian was a Cuban-born singer and actor best remembered for starring in European genre films. He also played important roles in non-genre films like La Luna, which earned him the Nastro d'Argento under the Best Supporting Actor category. Tomas Milian is also remembered for appearing in many Spaghetti Western films in the late-1960s and early-1970s.