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Irene Cara

Irene Cara (born Irene T Escalera March 18, 1964) is an American singer and actress.

She sang the theme from Fame and Flashdance (What A Feeling). She played Coco Hernandez in Fame and Angela in romance thriller classic Aaron Loves Angela.

She won both the 1983 Best Original Song Academy Award and the 1984 Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for Flashdance (What A Feeling).


Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Irene Cara Facts

Birth Name Irene Cara Escalera
OccupationActress, Musician
BirthdayMarch 18, 1959 (58)
SignPisces
BirthplaceUSA
Height5' 3" (1m60)  How tall is Irene Cara compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Fame
Sparkle
City Heat
Certain Fury
The Biggest Loser The Workout
Fame: The Original Movie
D.C. Cab
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