Celia Cruz (I) (1925–2003)

Soundtrack | Actress | Composer
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KNOWN FOR 
Carlito's Way (1993) | Amores Perros (2000) | Tower Heist (2011)
AWARDS 
2 wins More »
AKA 
Sonora Matancera con Celia Cruz | Celia Cruz y su coro Mambo
NICKNAMEs  
The Queen of Salsa Music, La Guarachera del Mundo
BORN 
Oct 21, 1925 (died Jul 16, 2003)

Filmography Filter

Past Film & Video (38 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for ValentinaValentina Performer ("La Negra Tiene Tumbao")  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for Dirty Cops: Ta Batsonia: A Greek Novel About CrisisDirty Cops: Ta Batsonia: A Greek Novel About Crisis (Video) Performer ("La Vida es un Carnaval")  Less 2014 €250
  • Primary photo for The LiabilityThe Liability Performer ("Cao Cao Mani Picao")  Less 2012 $2MM
  • Primary photo for Dirty Cops-Ta Batsonia: The VengeanceDirty Cops-Ta Batsonia: The Vengeance (Video) Performer ("La Vida es un Carnaval")  Less 2012 €250
  • Primary photo for Tower HeistTower Heist Performer ("Quimbara")  Less 2011 $75MM $78MM / $153MM
  • Primary photo for SugarSugar Performer ("Azucar Negra")  Less 2008 $1.1MM / —
  • Primary photo for Soul PowerSoul Power Herself (archive footage), Performer ("Quimbara")  Less 2008 $207K / —
  • Primary photo for Nothing Like the HolidaysNothing Like the Holidays Performer ("La Medicina Cubana")  Less 2008 $7.5MM / —
  • Primary photo for A Previous EngagementA Previous Engagement Performer ("Bamboleo", "Cuba Que Lindo Son Tus Paisajes")  Less 2008 CAD 8MM
  • Primary photo for AcaballaoAcaballao Composer  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Chasing PapiChasing Papi Performer ("La Negra Tiene Tumbao" (Remix))  Less 2003 $6.1MM / $6.5MM
  • Primary photo for ComandanteComandante Performer ("El Yerbero Moderno")  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for Antwone FisherAntwone Fisher Performer ("La Vida es un Carnaval" (1998))  Less 2002 $12MM $21MM / —
  • Primary photo for LantanaLantana Performer ("Te Busco" (1993))  Less 2001 $4.5MM / —
  • Primary photo for Amores PerrosAmores Perros Performer ("La vida es un carnaval")  Less 2000 $2MM $5.4MM / —
  • Primary photo for Crónica de un desayunoCrónica de un desayuno Performer ("Un Poco Más")  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for Summer Video JamsSummer Video Jams (Video) Herself, Performer ("Me Estan Hablando Del Cielo")  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for L'ennuiL'ennui Performer ("Melao de Cana")  Less 1998 $37K / —
  • Primary photo for ¿De qué se ríen las mujeres?¿De qué se ríen las mujeres? Performer ("Cruz de navajas")  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for Las damas del swingLas damas del swing (Video) Herself, Performer ("Que Le Den Candela")  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for Blood and WineBlood and Wine Performer ("Quimbara" (1978))  Less 1996 $22MM $1.1MM / —
  • Primary photo for Eye for an EyeEye for an Eye Performer ("Burunbanga")  Less 1996 $20MM $27MM / $53MM
  • Primary photo for Blue in the FaceBlue in the Face Performer ("Yemaya")  Less 1995 $2MM $1.3MM / —
  • Primary photo for The Perez FamilyThe Perez Family Luz Pat  Less 1995 $11MM $2.8MM / —
  • Primary photo for The Cowboy WayThe Cowboy Way Performer ("Sazon", "Ochun Con Chango")  Less 1994 $35MM $20MM / —
  • Primary photo for A Million to JuanA Million to Juan Performer ("AZUCAR NEGRA")  Less 1994 $1.2MM / —
  • Primary photo for Carlito's WayCarlito's Way Performer ("Vieja Luna")  Less 1993 $30MM $37MM / $64MM
  • Primary photo for The Mambo KingsThe Mambo Kings Evalina Montoya, Performer ("Melao De Cana", "La Dicha Mia", "Guantanamera")  Less 1992 $16MM $6.7MM / —
  • Primary photo for Fires WithinFires Within Herself, Performer ("Pun Pun Catafu", "Quimbara", "Bambaraka Tunga")  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for One Good CopOne Good Cop Performer ("Quimbara")  Less 1991 $4MM $11MM / —
  • Primary photo for Sing Yourself Silly!Sing Yourself Silly! (Video) Herself (archive footage), Performer ("Put Down the Duckie" (1986)) (uncredited)  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for SalsaSalsa Herself, Performer ("Son Matamoros")  Less 1988 $8.9MM / —
  • Primary photo for The BelieversThe Believers Performer ("Toro Mata")  Less 1987 $19MM / —
  • Primary photo for Something WildSomething Wild Performer ("Loco de Amor")  Less 1986 $8.4MM / —
  • Primary photo for The Rosebud Beach HotelThe Rosebud Beach Hotel Performer ("Come Down to Miami")  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for Amorcito corazónAmorcito corazón Cantante  Less 1961
  • Primary photo for Affair in HavanaAffair in Havana Singer  Less 1957
  • Primary photo for ¡Olé... Cuba!¡Olé... Cuba! Herself (as Sonora Matancera con Celia Cruz), Performer ("Me voy a Pinar del Río")  Less 1957
Past Television (22 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Tu cara me suenaTu cara me suena (TV Series) Writer ("Que le den candela") (1 episode, 2018)  Less 2018 1
    • Episode #6.15 (Jan 19, 2018) Writer ("Que le den candela")  Less
  • Primary photo for Me lo dices o me lo cantasMe lo dices o me lo cantas (TV Series) Music ("La vida es un Cadaval") (1 episode, 2017)  Less 2017 1
    • Episode #1.4 (Aug 15, 2017) Music ("La vida es un Cadaval")  Less
  • Primary photo for Tu cara no me suena todavíaTu cara no me suena todavía (TV Series) Writer ("La vida es un carnaval") (1 episode, 2017)  Less 2017 1
    • Episode #1.1 (Mar 10, 2017) Writer ("La vida es un carnaval")  Less
  • Primary photo for Tu cara me suena - ArgentinaTu cara me suena - Argentina (TV Series) Herself (3 episodes, 2013), Writer ("Que le den candela") (2 episodes, 2014), Writer ("La vida es un carnaval") (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2013–2015 3
    • Episode #3.1 (Jul 20, 2015) Herself (archive footage), Writer ("Que le den candela")  Less
    • Episode #2.21 (Sep 7, 2014) Herself (archive footage), Writer ("Que le den candela")  Less
    • Episode #1.1 (Sep 23, 2013) Herself (archive footage), Writer ("La vida es un carnaval")  Less
  • Primary photo for LookingLooking (TV Series) Writer ("La vida es un carnival") (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015 1
    • Looking for Results (Jan 18, 2015) Writer ("La vida es un carnival") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Dancing with the StarsDancing with the Stars (TV Series) Soundtrack (2 episodes, 2014), Writer ("La Vida Es Un Carnival") (2 episodes, 2014)  Less 2014 2
    • The Finals: Part 1 (Nov 24, 2014) Soundtrack ("La Vida Es Un Carnival"), Writer ("La Vida Es Un Carnival")  Less
    • Week 6: Pitbull Night (Oct 20, 2014) Soundtrack ("La Vida Es Un Carnival"), Writer ("La Vida Es Un Carnival")  Less
  • Primary photo for American Music Awards 2013American Music Awards 2013 (TV Special) Writer ("La Vida es un Carnival")  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Funny Show PresentsFunny Show Presents (TV Series) Performer ("La Vida es un Carnaval") (2 episodes, 2013), Grateful Acknowledgment (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2013 2
  • Primary photo for Banda sonoraBanda sonora (TV Series) Performer ("Oye como va") (1 episode, 2012), Herself (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2012 1
    • Episode #8.5 (Jan 30, 2012) Herself (archive footage), Performer ("Oye como va")  Less
  • Primary photo for Una noche únicaUna noche única (TV Movie) Herself (archive footage), Performer ("Celia's Oye come va")  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for So You Think You Can Dance CanadaSo You Think You Can Dance Canada (TV Series) Performer ("Rie y Llora") (1 episode, 2009), Performer ("Quimbara") (1 episode, 2008), Performer ("La Negra Tiene Tumbao") (1 episode, 2008), Performer ("Bemba Colora") (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2008–2011 4
    • Top 10 Performance (Aug 22, 2011) Performer ("Bemba Colora")  Less
    • Top 14 (Sep 15, 2009) Performer ("Rie y Llora")  Less
    • Top 10 (Nov 12, 2008) Performer ("Quimbara")  Less
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  • Primary photo for Memòries de la teleMemòries de la tele (TV Series) Herself (4 episodes, 2007), Performer ("Yo viviré") (1 episode, 2010), Performer ("Bamboleo") (1 episode, 2007), Performer ("Oriza") (1 episode, 2009), Performer ("Cruz de navajas") (1 episode, 2007)  Less 2007–2010 4
    • Episode #5.2 (Sep 29, 2010) Herself (archive footage), Performer ("Yo viviré")  Less
    • Episode #3.30 (Jun 6, 2009) Herself (archive footage), Performer ("Oriza")  Less
    • Episode #2.9 (Nov 17, 2007) Herself (archive footage), Performer ("Cruz de navajas")  Less
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  • Primary photo for So You Think You Can DanceSo You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) Performer ("Quimbara") (2 episodes, 2009), Performer ("Rie y Llora") (1 episode, 2006), Performer ("Gotta Get Down (La Negra Tiene Tumbao) [Spanglish Remix]") (1 episode, 2007), Performer ("La Guarachera") (1 episode, 2010), Performer ("Oye Como Va (Latin/Trance Mix)") (1 episode, 2008), Performer ("Celia y Tito") (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2006–2010 7
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  • Primary photo for Gabriel Iglesias: Hot and FluffyGabriel Iglesias: Hot and Fluffy (TV Special) Performer ("Rie Y Llora") (uncredited), Writer ("Rie Y Llora") (uncredited)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Los SánchezLos Sánchez (TV Series) Performer ("Ríe y llora") (1 episode, 2004)  Less 2004 1
    • Los Sánchez (Sep 20, 2004) Performer ("Ríe y llora")  Less
  • Primary photo for Son amoresSon amores (TV Series) Performer ("Yo viviré") (1 episode, 2002)  Less 2002 1
    • Episode #1.134 (Aug 1, 2002) Performer ("Yo viviré") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for NeighboursNeighbours (TV Series) Soundtrack  Less 1999–2001
  • Primary photo for Gloria Estefan's Caribbean Soul: The Atlantis ConcertGloria Estefan's Caribbean Soul: The Atlantis Concert (TV Special) Herself, Performer ("Tres Gotas De Agua Bendita")  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for El alma no tiene colorEl alma no tiene color (TV Series) Macaria (3 episodes, 1997)  Less 1997 3
  • Primary photo for ValentinaValentina (TV Series) Lecumé (3 episodes, 1993)  Less 1993 3
  • Primary photo for Sesame Street, SpecialSesame Street, Special (TV Special) Herself (segment "Put Down the Duckie"), Performer ("Put Down the Duckie")  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for Premier OrfeonPremier Orfeon (TV Series) Actress (3 episodes, 1964)  Less 1964 3
Self (80 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
Archive Footage (23 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Panamá RadioPanamá Radio Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2018 $145K
  • Primary photo for Felicidades: Navidad 2015Felicidades: Navidad 2015 (TV Movie) Herself (archive footage)  Less 2015 ARS 50K
  • Primary photo for The Latin Explosion: A New AmericaThe Latin Explosion: A New America (TV Movie) Herself - Musician (archive footage)  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for Tu cara me suena - ArgentinaTu cara me suena - Argentina (TV Series) Herself (3 episodes, 2013)  Less 2013–2015
    • Episode #3.1 (Jul 20, 2015) Herself (archive footage)  Less
    • Episode #2.21 (Sep 7, 2014) Herself (archive footage)  Less
    • Episode #1.1 (Sep 23, 2013) Herself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Banda sonoraBanda sonora (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2012
    • Episode #8.5 (Jan 30, 2012) Herself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Hispanic Youth Showcase 25th AnniversaryHispanic Youth Showcase 25th Anniversary (TV Special) Herself (archive footage)  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for Memòries de la teleMemòries de la tele (TV Series) Herself (6 episodes, 2007)  Less 2007–2010
    • Episode #5.2 (Sep 29, 2010) Herself (archive footage)  Less
    • Episode #3.30 (Jun 6, 2009) Herself (archive footage)  Less
    • Episode #3.12 (Dec 27, 2008) Herself (archive footage)  Less
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  • Primary photo for A polos 25A polos 25 (TV Series) Herself (2 episodes, 2010)  Less 2010
    • Episode #1.25 (May 28, 2010) Herself (archive footage)  Less
    • Episode #1.14 (Mar 8, 2010) Herself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for ¡Feliz 2010! Cuéntame¡Feliz 2010! Cuéntame (TV Movie) Herself (archive footage)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Hispanic Youth Showcase 2009Hispanic Youth Showcase 2009 (TV Movie) Herself (archive footage)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Hispanic Youth Showcase 2008Hispanic Youth Showcase 2008 (TV Special) Herself (archive footage)  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for Celia: The QueenCelia: The Queen Herself (archive footage)  Less 2008 $1.1MM
  • Primary photo for La tele de tu vidaLa tele de tu vida (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 2007)  Less 2007
    • Episode #1.19 (May 18, 2007) Herself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Cómo conseguir un papel en HollywoodCómo conseguir un papel en Hollywood (TV Movie) Evalina Montoya (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for La imagen de tu vidaLa imagen de tu vida (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 2006)  Less 2006
    • Episode #1.3 (Sep 28, 2006) Herself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Mega Especiales: Celia CruzMega Especiales: Celia Cruz (TV Movie) Herself (archive footage)  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for La tierra de las 1000 músicasLa tierra de las 1000 músicas (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 2005)  Less 2005
    • Lo latino (Jul 16, 2005) Herself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Querida LolaQuerida Lola (TV Movie) Herself (archive footage)  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for El show de CristinaEl show de Cristina (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 2004)  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for ¡Despierta América!¡Despierta América! (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 2004)  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Don Francisco presentaDon Francisco presenta (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 2004)  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for De pe a paDe pe a pa (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 2003)  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for FestivalFestival (TV Series) Herself (2 episodes, 1972)  Less 1972
Other (1 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE

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