The Cuban capital is one of those cities that never fails to fire people's imagination, existing on the fringes of mainstream global markets - thanks to the ongoing trade blockade imposed by the US - yet at the very heart of an entirely separate cultural sphere.
Since the iconic Revolution of 1959, Havana has developed along its own path, diverging from the trail followed by the rest of the world.
Marsh took maternity leave in January 2011, and the character returned on 3 November 2011.
Michelle's storylines have included a serious relationship with Steve Mc Donald (Simon Gregson), discovering that her son had been swapped at birth, the death of her eldest brother Paul (Sean Gallagher) in 2007, and the murder of her other brother Liam (Rob James-Collier) in 2008.
Michelle Sinead Mc Donald (formerly Connor) is a fictional character in the ITV soap opera, Coronation Street, portrayed by former Hear'Say singer Kym Marsh.