Irene Cara

Irene Cara

  • Born on
    • March 18th, 1959
Irene Cara Escalera known professionally as Irene Cara, is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress. Cara sang and co-wrote the song "Flashdance... What a Feeling", for which she won an Academy Award for Best Original Song and a Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 1984. Cara is also known for playing the role of Coco Hernandez in the 1980 film Fame, and for recording the film's title song "Fame". Prior to her success with Fame, Cara portrayed the title character Sparkle Williams in the original 1976 musical drama film Sparkle.


Acting (8 Credits)

1992The Magic Voyage as Marilyn (voice)
1989Happily Ever After as Snow White (voice)
1985Certain Fury as Tracy
1984City Heat as Ginny Lee
1980Fame as Coco
1980Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones as Alice Jefferson
1976Sparkle as Sparkle
1971The Electric Company

Herself (2 Credits)

1983D.C. Cab as Herself
1983Style Wars as Herself

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