Celebrities in Cuba

Carlos Acosta ballet dancer
Tomas Diez Acosta soldier, historian
Ignacio Agramonte revolutionary
Juan Carlos Robinson Agramonte former secretary Cuban communist party
Francisco Aguabella percussionist
Andres Rivero Aguero former president
Jaime Lucas Ortega y Alamino Catholic cardinal
Albita singer, producer, composer
Tomas Gutierrez Alea filmmaker
Jose Braulio Aleman brigadier general
Alicia Alonso ballerina
Maria Conchita Alonso singer
Adalberto Alvarez pianist, director, composer
Santiago Alvarez filmmaker
Sandy Amoros baseball player
Deborah Andollo diver
Gustavo Arcos revolutionary
Reinaldo Arenas poet, playwright
Joel Armas swimmer
Desi Arnaz actor, television producer
Rene Arocha baseball player
Renny Arozarena actor
Lorenzo Aragon Armenteros boxer
Alexandre Arrechea artist, sculptor
Rolando Arrojo baseball player
Manuel Artime leader Bay of Pigs invasion
Nelson Ascencio comedian
Gertrudis Gomez de Avellaneda author, poet
Danys Baez baseball player
Roberto Balado boxer
Manuel Barrueco classical guitarist
Yan Bartelemi boxer
Fulgencio Batista former president, dictator
Jose Miguel Battle, Sr. former leader of Cuban Mafia
Steven Bauer actor
Esteban Bellan baseball player
Antonio Benitez-Rojo author
Neisser Bent swimmer
Sebastian Arcos Bergnes human rights activist
Jose Bernal artist
Ana Betancourt leader in war of independence from Spain, national heroine
Yuniesky Betancourt baseball player
Yoandri Betanzos jumper
Oscar Elias Biscet physician, human rights advocate
Jesus Sosa Blanco captain in Cuban army
Pedro Luis Boitel poet, dissident
Jorge Bolet concert pianist
Esther Borja singer
Juan Almeida Bosque politician
Eduardo Tomas Boza-Masvidal auxiliary Bishop of Havana
Pablo de la Torriente Brau journalist
Leo Brouwer composer, conductor
Federico Laredo Bru former president
Mariano Brull poet
Lazaro Bruzon chess grandmaster
Elena Burke singer
Lena Burke singer, songwriter
Malena Burke singer
Manela Bustamante actress
Jose Ramon Balaguer Cabrera politician
Jack Calvo baseball player
David Calzado bandleader, music director
Miguel Campaneria ballet dancer
Bert Campaneris baseball player
Barbaro Canizares baseball player
Jose Canseco baseball player
Ozzie Canseco baseball player
Jose Raul Capablanca chess player
Jose Cardenal baseball player
Agustin Cardenas sculptor
Jose Miro Cardona politician
Jose Manuel Carreno ballet dancer
Luis Posada Carriles paramilitary leader
Julian del Casal poet
Joel Casamayor boxer
Pedro Alvarez Castello artist
Eliseo Castillo boxer
Esteban Salas y Castro composer
Fidel Castro former president
Mariela Castro activist, author
Raul Castro president
Alejandro Garcia Caturla composer
Yudel Johnson Cedeno olympic medalist, boxer
Ignacio Cervantes pianist, composer
Carlos Manuel de Cespedes "Father of the Country"
Yat-Sen Chang ballet dancer
Daina Chaviano author
Oscar Espinosa Chepe economist, dissident
Eduardo Chibas politician
Willy Chirino singer, songwriter
Camilo Cienfuegos revolutionary
Jose Contreras baseball player
Raul Corrales photographer
Juan Corzo chess master (born in Spain)
Miguel Coyula filmmaker
Yunaika Crawford olympic medalist, hammer thrower
Ana Cristina singer, songwriter
Juan Croucier musician
Celia Cruz singer
Lydia Diaz Cruz ballerina
Miguel "Mike" Cuellar baseball player
Armando Hart Davalos politician, communist leader
Carlos Lage Davila politician
Eusebio Delfin musician
Alberto Delgado soccer player
Issac Delgado musician
Edmundo Desnoes author
Orestes Destrade baseball player
Yanelis Yuliet Labrada Diaz olympic medalist, taekwondo
Yanqui Diaz boxer
Mirta Diaz-Balart Fidel Castro's first wife
Rafael Diaz-Balart politician
Waldo Diaz-Balart artist
Aida Diestro pianist, director
Martin Dihigo baseball player
Ivan Dominguez cyclist
Victor Dreke communist party leader
Carlos Enriquez artist, illustrator
Yunel Escobar baseball player
Conchita Espinosa pianist, educator
Roberto "Bobby" Estalella baseball player
Emilio Estefan producer
Gloria Estefan singer, songwriter
Lili Estefan television personality
Cesar Evora actor
Candido Fabre songwriter, singer
Rodolfo Falcon olympic medalist, swimmer
Roberto Faz singer, conductor
Alfredo de la Fe musician
Delfin Fernandez former spy
Florentino Fernandez boxer
Tomas Fernandez footballer
Yudelkis Fernandez long jumper
Antonio Rodriguez Ferrer composer, conductor
Ibrahim Ferrer singer
Carlos Juan Finlay physician, scientist
Juan Formell singer, songwriter
Tony Fossas baseball player
Alfonso Fraga-Perez lawyer, diplomat
Daisy Fuentes television host
Leonardo Padura Fuentes author, journalist
Norberto Fuentes author, journalist
Maykel Galindo footballer
Yuriorkis Gamboa boxer
Barbaro Garbey baseball player
Andy Garcia actor
Anier Garcia olympic medalist, hurdler
Calixto Garcia general
Humberto Jesus Castro Garcia artist
Ivan Garcia olympic medalist, sprinter
Jose Luis Rodriguez Garcia politician
Yoel Garcia olympic medalist, triple jumper
Francisco Gattorno actor
Sergio Giral film writer, director
Alberto Bayo y Giroud military leader
German Nogueira Gomez songwriter, composer, producer
Jose Miguel Gomez former president
Miguel Mariano Gomez former president
Preston Gomez baseball player, manager, coach
Jose Gomez-Sicre art critic, author
Celina Gonzalez singer, songwriter
Elian Gonzalez former child castaway
Emeterio Gonzalez javelin thrower
Gerardo Gonzalez "Kid Gavilan" boxer
Juan de Marcos Gonzalez bandleader, musician
Raul Gonzalez olympic medalist, boxer
Ruben Gonzalez pianist
Tony Gonzalez football player
Antonio Maceo Grajales military commander
Ramon Grau former president, physician
Alvarez Guedes comedian, author
Vida Guerra actress
Yalil Guerra composer, musician, producer
Che Guevara leader of Cuban revolution (born in Argentina)
Gilda Antonia Guillen author, poet, political activist
Nicolas Guillen poet, journalist
Vilma Espin Guillois revolutionary, women's rights activist
Olga Guillot singer , "queen of bolero"
Juan Gundlach naturalist, taxonomist
Horacio Gutierrez concert pianist
Pedro Juan Gutierrez author
Celia Hart physicist
Jose Maria Heredia y Heredia poet
Ariel Hernandez olympic medalist, boxer
Didier Hernandez singer
Livan Hernandez baseball player
Orlando Hernandez baseball player
Roberto Hernandez sprinter
Yoel Hernandez hurdler
Yuniel Hernandez hurdler
Hector Herrera olympic medalist, runner
Carlos Hevia politician
Alcibiades Hidalgo former ambassador to the UN
Adolfo Horta olympic medalist, boxer
Abelardo Colome Ibarra politician
Guillermo Cabrera Infante author, essayist, translator
Joel Isasi olympic medalist, sprinter
Alberto Juantorena olympic medalist, track athlete
Alberto Korda photographer
Carilda Oliver Labra poet
Jose White Lafitte violinist, composer
La Lupe singer
Wifredo Lam artist
Joel Lamela olympic medalist, sprinter
Pedro Luis Diaz Lanz air force commander
Ernesto Lecuona pianist, composer
Rafael A. Lecuona gymnast
William Levy actor
Pio Leyva singer
Jose Lezama Lima author, poet
Omar Linares baseball player
Alfredo Llaguno-Canals former auxiliary Bishop of Havana
Dave Lombardo drummer
Orlando "Cachaito" Lopez bassist
Mariano Lora revolutionary
Saturnino Lora revolutionary
Faizon Love actor, comedian
Dulce Maria Loynaz poet
Adolfo "Dolf" Luque baseball player
Antonio Maceo revolutionary, military strategist
Gerardo Machado former president
Juan Carlos Cremata Malberti film director
Eli Marrero baseball player
Jose Marti author, poet, journalist, political activist, national hero
Juan T. Vazquez Martin artist
Armando Martinez boxer
Lazaro Martinez olympic medalist, sprinter
Liaena Hernandez Martinez politician
Nelson Martinez baritone
Rual Martinez artist
Raul L. Martinez USA politician
Rey Angel Martinez soccer player
Ana Margarita Martinez-Casado actress, singer
Miguel Matamoros singer, composer
Huber Matos revolutionary
Rene Mederos poster artist, graphic designer
El Medico musician
Julio Antonio Mella founder "internationalized" Cuban communist party
Arnaldo Tamayo Mendez first Cuban citizen, cosmonaut
Jose Mendez baseball player
Osleidys Menendez olympic medalist, javelin thrower
German Mesa olympic medalist, baseball player
Mario Cesar Kindelan Mesa olympic medalist, boxer
Anselmo Alliegro y Mila politician
Pablo Milanes singer, songwriter
Minnie Minoso baseball player
Enrique Molina actor
Hilda Molina former chief neuro-surgeon of Cuba, physician
Eligio Sardiñas Montalvo "Kid Chocolate" boxer
Rita Montaner singer, pianist
Aurelio Monteagudo baseball player
Rene Monteagudo baseball player
Kendry Morales baseball player
Benny More singer, songwriter
Nancy Morejon author, poet
Yipsi Moreno olympic medalist, hammer thrower
Roberto Moya olympic medalist, discus thrower
Victor Moya high jumper
Raul Musibay chef, author
Jose Napoles boxer
Rosa Elena Simeon Negrin politician
Bola de Nieve singer, songwriter, pianist
Harold Lopez Nussa jazz pianist
Arnaldo Ochoa general
Eliades Ochoa guitarist, singer
Tony Pedro Oliva baseball player
Luis Oquendo actor
Rey Ordonez baseball player
Guillermo Rigondeaux Ortiz olympic medalist, boxer
Braulio Orue-Vivanco first Bishop of Pinar del Rio
Heberto Padilla poet
Dr. Eduardo J. Padron educator
Humberto Padron film director
Juan Padron animation director
Tomas Estrada Palma former president
Rafael Palmeiro baseball player
Benny Paret boxer
Oswaldo Paya political activist
Raul Paz singer
Cesar "Pupy" Pedroso pianist
Ivan Pedroso olympic medalist, long jumper
Amelia Pelaez artist
Brayan Pena baseball player
Armando Peraza percussionist
Fernando Perez film director
Mario Perez artist
Tony Perez baseball player
Luis Alberto Perez-Rionda olympic medalist, sprinter
Ariel "The Veteran" Pestano olympic medalist, baseball player
Carlos Manuel Piedra politician
Ignacio Pineiro composer, musician
Manuel Pineiro political, military leader
German Pinelli journalist
Virgilio Pinera author, playwright, poet, essayist
Felipe Poey zoologist
Ana Maria Polo lawyer, television personality
Fidelio Ponce de Leon artist
Guillermo Portabales singer, songwriter
Rene Portocarrero artist
Omara Portuondo singer, dancer
Damaso Perez Prado bandleader, musician, composer
Ariel Prieto baseball player
Carlos Manuel Pruneda singer
Ricardo Alarcon de Quesada politician
Ioamnet Quintero olympic medalist, high jumper
Ana Fidelia Quirot olympic medalist, runner
Alexei Ramirez baseball player
Pedro Ramos baseball player
Ultiminio "Sugar" Ramos boxer
Daniel Rene singer, songwriter, producer
Roberto Fernandez Retamar poet, essayist, literary critic
Angel Reyes violinist
Jose Ignacio Rivero author, journalist
Raul Rivero journalist
Dayron Robles olympic medalist, hurdler
Arsenio Rodriguez musician, creator of mambo, composer
Jose Rodriguez baseball player
Luis Manuel Rodriguez boxer
Silvio Rodriguez singer, songwriter
Armando Rodriguez-Gonzalez composer, musician
Gonzalo Roig composer, musician, music director
Ibrahim Rojas olympic medalist, sprint canoer
Octavio "Cookie" Rojas baseball player
Amadeo Roldan composer, violinist
Virgilio Paz Romero anti-Castro exile
Antonio Maria Romeu composer, pianist, bandleader
Felipe Perez Roque politician
Meyer Rosenbaum chief rabbi, spiritual leader in Havana
Gonzalo Rubalcaba pianist, composer
Jorge Enrique Rubio boxing trainer
Rey Ruiz singer
Jose Vilalta Saavedra sculptor
Jorge Sanchez Salgado volleyball player
Alex Sanchez baseball player
Celia Sanchez founder 26th of July Movement
Jorge Luis Sanchez film director
Mario Ernesto Sanchez actor
Ricardo "Rick" Sanchez journalist, author
Tomas Sanchez artist
Arturo Sandoval trumpeter, pianist
Ramon Gray San Martin former president
Abel Santamaria revolutionary leader
Mongo Santamaria musician
Nico Saquito composer, singer
Cristina Saralegui journalist actress, talk show host
Severo Sarduy poet, playwright
Rudy Sarzo musician
Yargelis Savigne triple, long jumper
Felix Savon olympic medalist, boxer
Moraima Secada singer
Diego Segui baseball player
Compay Segundo musician, singer, composer
Juan Jose Sicre sculptor
Moises Simons composer , pianist, orchestra director
Leonel "Bebito" Smith olympic medalist, swimmer
Carlos Prio Socarras former president
Hector Socorro footballer
Javier Sotomayor olympic medalist, track and field
Teofilo Stevenson olympic medalist, boxer
Orlando Zapata Tamayo political activist
Jose Tartabull baseball player
Tony Taylor baseball player
Maria Teresa grand duchess of Luxembourg
Luis Tiant baseball player
Miguel A. De La Torre educator, author
Cristobal Torriente baseball player
Rene Touzet composer, bandleader, pianist
Juan Tunas footballer
Aliecer Urrutia triple jumper
Ignacio Jose Urrutia historian
Chucho Valdes pianist, bandleader, composer
Victor Manuel Garcia Valdes artist
Zoe Valdes author
Moises Valle musician
Carlos Varela singer, songwriter
Will Vazquez film director
Maria Teresa Vera composer, guitarist, singer
Mayra Veronica singer
Zoilo Versalles baseball player
Emilio Mola Vidal commander spanish civil war
Nitza Villapol chef, cookbook author, television host
Pedro Zamora AIDS activist, television host
Mauricio Zeilic television host, reporter
Hector Zumbado author journalist, humorist, critic