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Irene Cara Biography, Age, Husband, Movies, Flashdance, Fame, What A Feeling and Songs

Irene Cara (Irene Cara Escalera) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress. She is well known for having sung and co-writing the song ‘Flashdance…

Irene Cara Biography

Irene Cara (Irene Cara Escalera)  is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress. She is well known for having sung and co-writing the song ‘Flashdance… What a Feeling’ (from the movie Flashdance), that earned her an Academy Award for Best Original Song and a Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 1984.

Irene Cara Age

Cara was born on 18th of March 1959 in The Bronx, New York City, she is 60 years old as of 2019.

Irene Cara Family | Young | Parents

He was born the youngest of five children to Gaspar Escalera (father), a factory worker and retired saxophonist, was Puerto Rican, and her mother, Louise, a movie theater usher, was Cuban-American. She was raised along with her two sisters and two brothers. At the age of three, she was one of five finalists for the “Little Miss America” pageant. She as well recorded a Latin-market Spanish-language record and an English Christmas album. She as well so appeared in a major concert tribute to Duke Ellington that also featured Stevie Wonder, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Roberta Flack.

Irene Cara Husband

Cara met her husband in the early 80s and they got married in 1986 in Los Angeles. her husband (stuntman) was a film director Conrad Palmisano.

Irene Cara Education

There is no information in regards to her educational background, though she studied music hard and also was interested in acting.

Irene Cara  Career

Irene began her career playing the piano by ear. she started off as a career as a singer started on Spanish-language television, professionally singing and dancing. She appeared on the Original Amateur Hour as well as at the Johnny Carson’s The Tonight Show. She later became a regular character in the TV series for kids “The Electric Company”. by the time she was 13 years old. She as well played in on-and off-Broadway shows like “Ain’t Misbehavin’”, “The Me Nobody Knows”, “Maggie Flynn”. She as well got featured in Sparkle Williams character in the movie “Sparkle”. She then got featured in “Aaron Loves Angela”, “Kojak” and “What’s Happening!!”.

Irene Cara Photo

She later got featured in numerous movies and tv shows like “Sister, Sister”, “Happily Ever After”, “Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones”, “Certain Fury” and “Caged in Paradiso”. she later got featured appeared with a stage work for such projects like “Maggie Flynn”, “Got Tu Go Disco” and “What a Feeling!: The Rock & Pop Musicals in Concert”. She later launched her own sitcom “Irene”. During the 80s she was involved in such movies like “City Heat”, “Busted Up”, “D.C. Cab” and “For Us the Living: The Medgar Evers Story”. She also appeared as a voice actress for such project like “The Jungle King” and “Snow White and the Magic Mirror”.

She later released 5 studio albums. Her first comes through in 1968 and was titled “Esta Es Irene”. She released another one y in 1982 under the title “Anyone Can See”. In the next year, she released “What a Feelin’”. Her music projects were pretty successful as well as her fourth album “Charismatic”, which appeared in 1987. Her last one was released in 2011 with the title “Irene Cara presents: Hot Caramel”. In 1980 she got a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. She also was honored with a Golden Globe nomination for Best Motion Picture Actress in a Musical. S is so talented woman, even Billboard named her Top New Single Artist.

Irene Cara Net Worth

Irene has an estimated net worth of $4 million dollars.

Irene Cara Movies | Filmography

Year

Title

Role

2004

Downtown: A Street Tale

Neighbor

1995

Beyond Awareness to Action: Ending Abuse of Women

Herself/host

1994

The Jungle King

Leonette

1992

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty

1992

The Magic Voyage

Marilyn

1990

Caged in Paradiso

Eva

1990

Happily Ever After

Snow White

1986

Busted Up

Simone Bird

1985

Certain Fury

Tracy

1984

City Heat

Ginny Lee

1983

D.C. Cab

Herself

1982

Killing ’em Softly

Jane

1982

Sister, Sister

Sissy Lovejoy

1980

Fame

Coco Hernandez

1976

Sparkle

Sparkle Williams

1976

Apple Pie

Dancer

1975

Aaron Loves Angela

Angela

Irene Cara Tv Shows

Year

Title

Role

2004

Downtown: A Street Tale

Neighbor

1995

Beyond Awareness to Action: Ending Abuse of Women

Herself/host

1994

The Jungle King

Leonette

1992

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty

1992

The Magic Voyage

Marilyn

1990

Caged in Paradiso

Eva

1990

Happily Ever After

Snow White

1986

Busted Up

Simone Bird

1985

Certain Fury

Tracy

1984

City Heat

Ginny Lee

1983

D.C. Cab

Herself

1982

Killing ’em Softly

Jane

1982

Sister, Sister

Sissy Lovejoy

1980

Fame

Coco Hernandez

1976

Sparkle

Sparkle Williams

1976

Apple Pie

Dancer

1975

Aaron Loves Angela

Angela

 

Irene Cara Songs

Year

Album

Track(s)

1971 The Me Nobody Knows “Black”
1980 Fame “Fame”, “Out Here on My Own”, “Hot Lunch Jam”, “I Sing the Body Electric”
1982 Killing ’em Softly “City Nights”
1983 Flashdance “Flashdance… What a Feeling”
1983 D.C. Cab “The Dream (Hold On To Your Dream)”
1984 Going Bananas “Going Bananas” (TV series theme song)
1984 City Heat “Embraceable You”, “Get Happy”
1985 Certain Fury “Certain Fury”
1986 Busted Up “Busted Up”, “Dying For Your Love”, “I Can’t Help Feeling Empty”, “She Works Hard For Her Money”
1986 The Longshot “The Long Shot”
1989 All Dogs Go to Heaven “Love Survives” (with Freddie Jackson)
1990 Happily Ever After “Love is the Reason”
1990 Caged in Paradiso “Paradiso”
1990 China Cry “No One But You”
1992 The Magic Voyage “We’ll Always Be Together”
1995 The Full Monty “Flashdance… What a Feeling” (re-recording)
2004 Downtown: A Street Tale “Downtown”

Irene Cara Albums

Year

Title

Chart position

US

AUS

CAN

AUT

GER

SWI

UK

JP

1968 Esta Es Irene
  • Released: 1968
  • Formats: LP
  • Label: GEMA

1982 Anyone Can See
  • Released: 1982
  • Formats: CD, Cassette
  • Label: Network

76

NA

NA

1983 What a Feelin’
  • Released: 1983
  • Formats: LP, CD, Cassette
  • Label: Network, Geffen (LP)

77

49

NA

29

8

NA

1987 Carasmatic
  • Released: 1987
  • Formats: CD, Cassette
  • Label: Elektra Records

2011 Irene Cara presents: Hot Caramel
  • Released: 2011
  • Formats: CD, Digital
  • Label: Caramel Productions Music Inc.

Irene Cara Fame

Irene Cara Fame Lyrics

Irene Cara What A Feeling

Irene Cara What A Feeling Lyrics

Irene Cara Breakdance | Flashdance

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