Upcoming and influential people from Havana

Cuba is renowned as one of the most beautiful and interesting places in the world. Tourists flock to Havana to see the old cars, drink rum and smoke cigars;but the city is also home to some exciting individuals and here is a look at some Havana natives certain for success.

Tony Plana

There have been quite a few actors come out of Cuba and even though he is already 60, Tony Plana is still making great film and TV having appearedin productions such as The Three Amigos, Goal and Desperate Housewifes.

Actress Ana de Armas has made a major breakthrough in the past few years by appearing in films such as Canción de amor en el Lolita’s Club and Mentiras y gordas.

Roberto ‘Sanz’ Sanchez

Roberto ‘Sanz’ Sanchez is an actor whose career is ever growing. He has appeared in popular TV soap, Days of Our Lives, as well as detective series Bones and films such as Little Rock and Green Guys.

FHM model Vida Guerra has progressed from photo shots and has now featured in films, TV programme and has released her own album.

Daisy Fuentes

VJ Daisy Fuentes broke boundaries as the first Latin presenter on MTV and has since moved on to various other things including a major interest in philanthropy.

Cubans also have a rich history of music and singer HaydéeMilanés follows in her father Pablo Milanésfootsteps in the world of jazz music and has been described as shy, sultry and jazzy.


Another Havana born jazz singer is Milenita, who despite being born in Cuba, has made a career as a Bulgarian singer, releasing the albums Do it Again and Gato.

Professional wrestler Ricky Reyes has been doing the rounds for a few years on the independent circuit, but is most recognisable time has come in the WBC.

Josleidy Ribalta

One name that should become more familiar soon is that of athlete JosleidyRibalta, who is a triple jump expert who has a personal best of 14.61 meters. Ribalta has won the silver medal at the junior world championships in 2008 and is the Cuban squad for the 2012 Olympics.

Finally, scientist and environmentalist Humberto Ríos Labrada was awarded the Goldman environmental prize in 2010 for his work in biodiversity and he is such a talented individual that he does some folk music on the side.

Ordinarily it would be difficult to get into contact with people of this magnitude. However, thanks to directly.me it is now easier than ever to get in contact with influential and successful people.

Gareth Williams

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