Her full name was Úrsula Hilaria Celia de la Caridad Cruz Alfonso de la Santísima Trinidad, and she was considered the best known and most influential woman in the history of Cuban music by Billboard Magazine and many others. However, she spent much of her career living in New Jersey and touring around the world following the rise of Fidel Castro in her homeland.
She released dozens of albums and won seven grammys during a career that spanned half a century and right up until her death from brain cancer in 2003. She also appeared in a handful of films, including 1992's "Mambo Kings."
The doodle shows Cruz in her trademark colorful style that perhaps hints at where Nicki Minaj and other ostentatious performers from today got their looks. It also seems to be generating more attention than Cruz' official website is used to -- the first search result for Cruz' name is currently temporarily unavailable.