Saucy and spicy are two understandable descriptions associated with Cuba’s remarkable women, but when we add brainy and talented to the mix it’s easy to see why Cuba’s women are great ambassadors. Cuban men have long been stars of stage and screen in the US and Europe but women of Cuban descent seem to be at the top of their game and flourishing wherever they reside or whatever their industry.
Our own Yordi is pretty special in her own right. As an aspiring artist, accomplished dancer and performer, Yordi can dance with the best of them. Yordi has her hands full raising her beautiful soon-to-be-one-year old daughter and promoting educational and humanitarian tours to her homeland, but she is our numero uno model and goodwill ambassador.
Gloria Estefan is not only Cuba’s most famous vocalist and musical performer but is one of the top recording stars on the global scene. With more than 100 million records sold across the world, including more than 35 million sold in the US, Yordi has had the pleasure of visiting Ms. Estefan and reports she is as nice as she sounds. With 7 Grammy Awards, Gloria ranks tops among crossover performers in the Latin – American niche.
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On the big screen, Cameron Diaz, whose father is Cuban, is certainly the most famous and one of Hollywood’s most marketable personalities. With hits like There’s Something About Mary (1998), My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997), The Green Horbn4et (20111) Knight and Day with To Cruise in 2010, Charlie’s Angels (2000), The Holiday (2006) and The Other Woman (2014) and many others on her resume, Diaz remains good natured and just plain fun. A four–time Golden Globe nominee Cameron ranked as the highest paid actress over 40 (is that even possible!) in 2013.
Another notable actress is Eva Mendes. Born in Miami to Cuban parents in 1974, Eva is a smashing model and ambassador of Cocio Milk, as well as a singer and renowned dancer. Where Eva goes, crowds follow. Calvin Klein, Cartier, Thierry Mugler perfume, Reebok and many other New York companies are knocking on Eva’s doors. Stuck on You, The Other Guys, Ghost Rider, Children of the Corn V are among her film credits. Having sung with CeeLo, Eva is a busy gal. It’s easy to see and hear why.
Born in 1967, María de la Soledad Teresa O’Brien is an American journalist who lists anchor jobs at CNN, HBO, Al Jazeera America and Real Sports to her notable portfolio. The Chairman of Starfish Media Group uses her style, brains, brawn, humor and good looks to complete a mighty attractive, mighty busy package.
Alicia Alonso was born in 1921 and was Cuba’s most famous ballerina for many years. She later ascended the ranks to head the famous Ballet Nacional de Cuba in 1955. Many experts believe Alicia best symbolizes the amazing culture that has become ballet in Cuba. Blinded by an unusual affliction, Alicia relied on lights located in specific areas of the stage to guide her onstage movements. Brilliant!
Ana Cristina Alvarez is the 30-year old beauty who is well known for her work with the USO. Her career began early when she taped a local TV show at age 6. She performed regularly in an international hit at age 14 and signed with Sony records one year later. The former Miss Florida was born to Cuban American parents and is currently represented by Elite Model Management. In 2005, Ana Cristina Alvarez became the first Hispanic to sing the Star Spangled banner at a Presidential inauguration.
Cuban American lawyer, Ana Maria Polo, has already had a remarkable life. An attorney and Hispanic television arbitrator, Ana is a breast cancer survivor who dedicates much of her time to raising money for cancer research. She has participated in various musicals including Godspell and Jubilee and was invited to sing at St. Peters by Pope Paul VI in 1975.
A close look at Cuba’s spectacularly beautiful, superbly talented, acutely motivated and brainy women leads one to wonder where the ceiling is.