Irene Cara

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Ms. Cara is one of a select group of talented performers who have successfully made the transition from Theater to Television, then to Records, and then to Feature films. She is a veteran artist whose career began in childhood and has span over two decades. Honored by the entertainment industry, she received an Academy Award, two Grammy Awards, a ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »


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Fame Coco
Flashdance Soundtrack
Sparkle Sparkle
Sister, Sister Sissy Lovejoy


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 2006 Irene Cara: Downtown (Video short)
Irene Cara
 2001 DJ Bobo & Irene Cara: What a Feeling (Video short)
Irene Cara
 1994 The Jungle King (Video)
Leonette (voice)
 1992/II Beauty and the Beast (Video)
Beauty (voice)
 1992 Hearts Are Wild (TV Series)
- Episode #1.8 (1992)
 1992 The Magic Voyage
Marilyn (English version, voice)
 1991 Gabriel's Fire (TV Series)
Celine Bird
- Birds Gotta Fly (1991) ... Celine Bird
 1990 Caged in Paradiso
 1990 Irene Cara: No One But You (Video short)
Irene Cara
 1990 Happily Ever After
Snow White (voice)
 1988 Irene Cara: I Can Fly (Video short)
Irene Cara
 1988 Bustin' Loose (TV Series)
 1987 Irene Cara: Girlfriends (Video short)
Irene Cara
 1986 Busted Up
 1985 Certain Fury
Tracy Freeman
 1984 Irene Cara: Breakdance (Video short)
Irene Cara
 1984 Ray Parker Jr.: Ghostbusters (Video short)
Irene Cara - Cameo (uncredited)
 1984 City Heat
Ginny Lee
 1984 Irene Cara: The Dream (Hold on to Your Dream) (Video short)
Irene Cara
 1984 The Dorsey Robinson Show (TV Series)
Self Guest Co- Host
 1983 Irene Cara: Why Me? (Video short)
Irene Cara
 1983 Irene Cara: Flashdance... What a Feeling (Video short)
Irene Cara (voice)
 1983 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Myrlie Evers
- For Us the Living: The Medgar Evers Story (1983) ... Myrlie Evers
 1982 Irene Cara: Anyone Can See (Video short)
Irene Cara
 1982 Irene Cara: Fame (Video short)
Irene Cara
 1982 Irene Cara: Fame (Show Version) (Video short)
Irene Cara
 1982 Irene Cara: My Baby (He's Something Else) (Video short)
Irene Cara
 1982 Irene Cara: Out Here on My Own (Show Version) (Video short)
Irene Cara
 1982 Irene Cara: Reach Out I'll Be There (Video short)
Irene Cara
 1982 Killing 'em Softly
Jane Flores
 1982 Sister, Sister (TV Movie)
Sissy Lovejoy
 1981 Irene (TV Movie)
Irene Cannon
 1980 Fame
 1980 Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (TV Movie)
Alice Jefferson
 1979 Roots: The Next Generations (TV Mini-Series)
Bertha Palmer Haley
- Part V (1932-1933) (1979) ... Bertha Palmer Haley
- Part IV (1918-1921) (1979) ... Bertha Palmer Haley
- Part III (1914-1918) (1979) ... Bertha Palmer Haley
 1977 What's Happening!! (TV Series)
- Rerun Gets Married (1977) ... Maria
 1976 Kojak (TV Series)
- A Hair-Trigger Away (1976) ... Amy
 1976 Sparkle
 1975 Aaron Loves Angela
 1975 Apple Pie
 1971-1972 The Electric Company (TV Series)
Iris - Member of the Short Circus
- 130 (1972) ... Iris - Member of the Short Circus
- 129 (1972) ... Iris - Member of the Short Circus
- 128 (1972) ... Iris - Member of the Short Circus
- 127 (1972) ... Iris - Member of the Short Circus
- 126 (1972) ... Iris - Member of the Short Circus
 1951 Love of Life (TV Series)
Daisy Allen (1970-1971)
Show Show Soundtrack (101 credits)
Show Show Music department (13 credits)
Show Show Composer (9 credits)
Show Show Self (59 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (12 credits)

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Other Works:

(11/23/83) Appeared in the TV special "Bob Hope Goes to College". See more »

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2 Articles | 2 Pictorials | See more »

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Caramel Productions | Facebook | See more »


5' 4" (1.63 m)

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I don't mean to sound immodest, but I'd never had any doubt that I'd be successful, nor any fear of success. I was raised as a little goddess who was told she would be a star. - Cosmo Magazine 1985 See more »


She has her own production studio. See more »


Energetic, upbeat vocals See more »

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