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Who Is The Most Famous Cruz In The World?

Updated February 26, 2021 567 votes 32 voters 16.1k views63 items

List RulesVote up everyone you recognize with the last name Cruz.

How many celebrities with the last name Cruz can you think of? The famous Cruzes below have many different professions, including notable actors with the last name Cruz, famous musicians named Cruz, and even athletes named Cruz.

Penelope Cruz is certainly one of the most famous Cruzes on this list. One of the famous actresses with the last name Cruz, she won an Oscar for her performance in Vicky Cristina Barcelona. Woman on Top, Vanilla Sky, and Blow are among her notable projects.

Another of the famous people with the last name Cruz is Ted Cruz. He is a politician and lawyer. He has served as the United States Senator from Texas since 2013.

Did we forget one of your favorite famous people with the last name Cruz? Just add them to the list. Then be sure to vote up every celebrity with the surname Cruz that you've heard of! 

  • 1

    BirthplaceMadrid, Spain


    Penélope Cruz Sánchez (; Spanish: [peˈnelope kɾuθ ˈsantʃeθ]; born 28 April 1974) is a Spanish actress and model. Signed by an agent at the age of 15, she made her acting debut at 16 on television,...  more

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  • 2

    BirthplaceBrooklyn, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Wilson Cruz (born Wilson Echevarría; December 27, 1973) is an American actor known for playing Rickie Vasquez on My So-Called Life, Angel in the Broadway tour production of Rent and the recurring...  more
  • 3

    BirthplaceCalgary, Canada

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Rafael Edward Cruz (born December 22, 1970) is an American politician and attorney serving as the junior United States Senator for Texas since 2013. He was the runner-up for the Republican nomination...  more

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  • 4

    BirthplaceHavana, Cuba

    NationalityUnited States of America, Cuba

    Úrsula Hilaria Celia de la Caridad Cruz Alfonso (October 21, 1925 – July 16, 2003), known simply and professionally as Celia Cruz, was a Cuban singer and the most popular Latin artist of the 20th...  more

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  • 5

    BirthplaceAlcobendas, Spain


    Mónica Cruz Sánchez (born 16 March 1977) is a Spanish actress, dancer and fashion designer. She is the younger sister of actress Penélope Cruz. ...  more
  • 6

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Raymond Cruz (born July 9, 1961) is an American actor, best known for his starring role as Detective Julio Sanchez in the series The Closer and his recurring role as the drug lord Tuco Salamanca in...  more
  • 7

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Jacob Taio Cruz (born 23 April), known professionally as Taio Cruz , is an English singer, songwriter, rapper and record producer. In 2008, he released his debut album Departure, which he wrote,...  more

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  • 8

    BirthplaceRancho Viejo, Texas

    Víctor Manuel Cruz Gil (December 24, 1957 – September 26, 2004) was a Major League Baseball pitcher. He played during five seasons at the major league level for the Toronto Blue Jays, Cleveland...  more

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  • 9

    BirthplaceAngat, Philippines

    Gabriela Annjane Umali Cruz also known as Ella Cruz (born August 17, 1996) is a Filipino actress, product endorser, host, commercial & promotional model, and dancer. She is notable as Aryana in the...  more
  • 10

    BirthplaceManila, Philippines


    Sunshine Cruz (born July 18, 1977) is a Filipina actress and singer. She is the part of the Cruz family clan....  more
  • 11

    BirthplacePaterson, New Jersey

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Victor Michael Cruz (born November 11, 1986) is a former American football wide receiver. He played college football at UMass, and signed with the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent in 2010....  more
  • 12

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Alexis Cruz (born September 29, 1974) is an American actor, known for his performances as Rafael in Touched by an Angel and as Skaara in Stargate and Stargate SG-1....  more
  • 13

    BirthplaceTucson, Arizona

    Dominick Rojelio Cruz (born September 3, 1985) is an American mixed martial artist who fights in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and is a two-time UFC Bantamweight Champion. Cruz was also...  more

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  • 14

    BirthplacePalm Beach, Florida

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Arnoldi Anthony Cruz (August 18, 1986) is an American former professional baseball catcher. He was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 26th round of the 2007 MLB Draft and he made his Major...  more
  • 15

    BirthplaceTromsø, Norway


    Ewa Da Cruz (born Ewa Benedicte Övre Skulstad; July 9, 1976) also known as Ewa Skulstad or Ewa Benedicte Övre Skulstad, is a Norwegian-American television, soap opera and film actress. Da Cruz is...  more
  • 16

    BirthplaceMakati, Philippines


    Sheryl Rose Anna Marie Sonora Cruz (born April 5, 1974 in Makati, Rizal, Philippines), better known simply as Sheryl Cruz, is a Filipina actress and singer. She is known for her role as Divina Ferrer...  more
  • 17


    NationalityPhilippines, United States of America

    Kevin James (born Kevin George Knipfing; April 26, 1965) is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer. He is best known for his role as Doug Heffernan on the CBS sitcom The King of...  more
  • 18

    BirthplacePhilippines, Manila


    John Lloyd Espidol Cruz also known as Zedrick Cruz is a Filipino actor, model, and occasional TV host. His career started with appearances in numerous teen-oriented movies and TV shows. He was a...  more
  • 19

    BirthplaceOrange County, California, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Power Rangers Turbo is an American television series and the fifth season of the Power Rangers franchise. The show was prefaced with the franchise's second film, Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie. As with...  more
  • 20

    BirthplaceManila, Philippines


    Donna Cruz Yrastorza-Larrazabal (born February 14, 1977) professionally known as Donna Cruz is a Filipina recording artist, actress and entertainer. She is a member of the Philippine showbiz family...  more
  • 21

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Benjamin Joseph "BJ" Franquez Cruz (born (1951-03-03)March 3, 1951) is an American judge and politician from Guam and the current Speaker of the 34th Guam Legislature from January 2, 2017 to...  more
  • 22

    BirthplaceQuezon City, Philippines


    Maria Lourdes Egger dela Cruz-Casareo, better known by her screen name Angelika Dela Cruz (born 29 October 1981), is a Filipina actress and singer. She started her career in 1995, and has since...  more
  • 23
    Steve Cruz (born November 2, 1963) is a retired American professional boxer who became the WBA World Featherweight Champion on June 23, 1986. His trainer for much of his career was Don Gorman....  more
  • 24

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Melissa de la Cruz (born 1971) is a New York Times bestselling Filipina-American author known for her work in young adult fiction. She has written several series of young adult novels, including the...  more
  • 25

    BirthplaceBayamón, Puerto Rico

    Adlan Cruz (born November 28, 1968) is a Puerto Rican pianist, composer and producer. Cruz began playing the piano by ear at the age of three. He released his first album in 1989.A graduate of the...  more

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