Cuban Links: Celebrities With Roots in La Isla Bonita

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  • Laz Alonso
  • Daisy Fuentes
  • Eva Mendes
  • Carlos Leon
  • Jon Secada
  • Rita Marley
  • Celia Cruz
  • Pitbull
  • Christina Milian
  • Emilio Estefan, Gloria Estefan

Eva Mendes

This big screen bombshell was born to Cuban parents and has parlayed her sun-kissed good looks into an A-list career and a spot on the list of most beautiful women in Hollywood. “Cuban women are encouraged to look sexy way beyond the time other cultures tell women they're sexy,” she says.

(Photo: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Salvatore Ferragamo)

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