Cuban Links: Celebrities With Roots in La Isla Bonita

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

Celia Cruz

The Queen of Latin Music is also the pride of Cuba. Cruz is credited for popularizing salsa music in the United States and has influenced everyone from Tito Puente to Jennifer Lopez. Billboard called her "indisputably the best known and most influential female figure in Cuban music."

(Photo: Fred Prouser/Reuters)

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