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Kim Carnes

Raspy-voiced singer/songwriter Kim Carnes was born on July 20, 1945 in Los Angeles, California. Kim wanted to become a successful singer and songwriter ever since she was three. Carnes began her music career in the 60s writing songs for other artists while performing at local clubs and working as a session vocalist. In 1966 Kim joined the folk ... See full bio »

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Flashdance Soundtrack
No Escape
No Escape Soundtrack
Spaceballs Soundtrack
Vanishing Point
Vanishing Point Soundtrack


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 2015 American Horror Story (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Room Service (2015) ... (performer: "Bette Davis Eyes " - uncredited)
 2015/I No Escape (performer: "Don't Fall in Love with a Dreamer") / (writer: "Don't Fall in Love with a Dreamer")
 2015 The Final Girls (performer: "Bette Davis Eyes")
 2014 Guapas (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- El caballo ganador (2014) ... (performer: "Bette Davis Eyes" - uncredited)
 2013 Glee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Diva (2013) ... (writer: "Make No Mistake (She's Mine)" - uncredited)
 2013 Austenland (performer: "Bette Davis Eyes")
 2012 That's My Boy (performer: "Bette Davis Eyes")
 2012 Laurence Anyways (performer: "Bette Davis' Eyes")
 2010-2011 Raising Hope (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Sleep Training (2011) ... (performer: "When I'm Away from You" - uncredited)
- Blue Dots (2010) ... (performer: "Bette Davis Eyes" - uncredited)
 2011 Take Me Home Tonight (performer: "Bette Davis Eyes")
 2010 La solitudine dei numeri primi (performer: "Bette Davis Eyes")
 2009 Cyprien (performer: "Bette Davis Eyes")
 2007 Midnight Heat (performer: "Bette Davis Eyes")
 2007 La mandrágora (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 7 March 2007 (2007) ... (performer: "Bette Davis Eyes")
 2006 Heartbreak Hotel (performer: "Bette Davis Eyes")
 2005 North Country (performer: "Bette Davis Eyes")
 2005 The Amateurs (performer: "You Made My Skin Burn") / (writer: "You Made My Skin Burn")
 2005 Loggerheads (performer: "Silver Cord") / (writer: "Silver Cord")
 2003 Cold Case (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Love Conquers Al (2003) ... (performer: "Bette Davis Eyes")
 2000 The Contender (performer: "Ring Of Fire")
 1999 200 Cigarettes (performer: "Bette Davis Eyes")
 1997 Tohuwabohu (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Unplugged (42) (1997) ... (performer: "Bette Davis Eyes" - uncredited)
- The Best of Last Songs ... (performer: "Bette Davis Eyes" - uncredited)
 1994 All About Bette (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "BETTE DAVIS EYES")
 1993 Private Lessons II (performer: "Love Hurts")
 1990 Impulse (performer: "Everybody Needs Someone")
 1989 Rude Awakening (performer: "Comin' Home")
 1988 Dolly (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.13 (1988) ... (writer: "The Other Woman Medley: We've Got Tonight / Anyone Who Isn't Me Tonight / Don't Fall In Love with a Dreamer / Real Love")
 1987 Spaceballs (performer: "My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own")
 1987 Summer Heat (performer: "The Heart Must Have a Home")
 1987 Shades of Love: The Rose Cafe (TV Movie) (performer: "You Are A Part of Me")
 1986 Women in Rock (Video documentary) (performer: "Bette Davis Eyes")
 1986 Maricela (TV Movie) (performer: "Bette Davis Eyes")
  Solid Gold (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1985) (writer - 1 episode, 1985)
- Episode #5.31 (1985) ... (performer: "Crazy in the Night (Barking at Airplanes)") / (writer: "Crazy in the Night (Barking at Airplanes)")
 1985 We Are The World: The Story Behind The Song (TV Movie documentary) ("We Are the World", uncredited)
 1985 That's Dancing! (Documentary) (performer: "Invitation to Dance") / (writer: "Invitation to Dance")
 1983 Flashdance (lyrics: "I'll Be Here Where the Heart Is") / (music: "I'll Be Here Where the Heart Is") / (performer: "I'll Be Here Where the Heart Is")
 1981 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 28 May 1981 (1981) ... (performer: "Bette Davis Eyes")
- Special Cup Final Edition (1981) ... (performer: "Bette Davies Eyes")
 1973 Lolly-Madonna XXX (performer: "Peaceful Country") / (writer: "Peaceful Country")
 1971 Vanishing Point (performer: "Nobody Knows") / (writer: "Sing Out for Jesus")
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Other Works:

Album: "Lighthouse" (1986) See more »

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1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 1 Article | 1 Pictorial | See more »

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Personal Quote:

I write from what's in my heart. I write what I love and have always done that. I'm so lucky to be writing and performing with some of the best writers in the world. I'm having a blast. See more »


After the song "Bette Davis Eyes" became a hit single, Bette Davis wrote letters to Kim and songwriters Donna Weiss and Jackie DeShannon and asked how did they know so much about her. One of the reasons Davis loved the Grammy-winning song is that her granddaughter heard it and thought her grandmother was "cool" for having a hit song written about her. See more »


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