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Age61
Birthday 18 March, 1959
Birthplace Bronx, New York, New York USA
Height 5' 4" (163 cm)
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Nationality American
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame Movie Soundtrack for the movie
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Irene Cara Escalera (born March 18, 1959), known professionally as Irene Cara, is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress. Cara sang and co-wrote the song "Flashdance... What a Feeling" (from the movie Flashdance), 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.

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