Irene Cara Escalera known professionally as Irene Cara, is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress. Cara sang and co-wrote the song "Flashdance.
|Birth Date||:||18 March 1959|
|Birth Place||:||The Bronx, New York, United States|
. What a Feeling", for which she won an Academy Award for Best Original Song and a Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 1984.
Aaron Loves Angela [25 December 1975 (USA)]
In New York City, Angela, a Puerto Rican girl falls in love with Aaron, who is African-American. Their families are against their relationship, so they rebel against their parents' prejudice.
Busted Up [14 May 1986]
A Canadian boxer (Paul Coufos) can keep his daughter, reunite with her mother (Irene Cara) and save his neighborhood with a fight.
Caged in Paradiso 
A prisoner's wife joins him on an island where a killer satellite and shark-infested waters keep inmates in check.
Certain Fury [13 April 1985 (South Korea)]
A hooker (Tatum O'Neal) and a rich girl (Irene Cara) bolt from court, hit the street and fight their way through the drug underworld.
City Heat [5 December 1984 (USA)]
Lieutenant Speer and his ex-colleague Mike Murphy team up again to fight the mob. Murphy is now a private eye, and the two can't stand eachother even though they served together in the past.
Fame [23 September 2009 (USA)]
Six young students have to go the extra mile to prove that they are worthy of studying at the prestigious New York Academy of Performing Arts.
For Us the Living: The Medgar Evers Story [22 March 1983]
During the civil rights movement of the '50s and '60s in Mississippi, Medgar Evers (Howard E. Rollins Jr.) rose from being an insurance agent to become one of the most integral activists of the era. From boycotting white merchants in the mid '50s to being a key figure in desegregating the University of Mississippi in 1962, Evers met success, and with it many enemies. When racists swarm his house, his life and the lives of his wife (Irene Cara) and children are threatened.… MORE
Get Down Tonight: The Disco Explosion Live 
Greatest Ever 80s Movies [Tim Van Someren, Ruben Ray-Choudhuri]
Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones [15 April 1980]
Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones, also called The Mad Messiah, is a 1980 television miniseries about the Peoples Temple led by Jim Jones, and their 1978 mass suicide at Jonestown.
Happily Ever After [2005 (Philippines)]
Irène [26 June 2002]
An uptight paralegal (Cécile de France) fails to notice a handsome housepainter (Bruno Putzulu) while she tries to bag a co-worker (Olivier Sitruk) who moved to Tokyo.
Killing 'em Softly 
A retired Broadway prop man (George Segal) stabs and robs the manager of a rock singer (Irene Cara), whose boyfriend is blamed.
La Cavale impossible [Stephen GYLLENHAAL]
Matandole Suavemente 
Odio razziale [Michael Schultz]
On Location With: Fame [Mark Schneider]
This promotional short offers a behind-the-scenes look at the making of "Fame".
Oscar's Greatest Moments 
Roots: The Next Generations [John Erman, Charles S. Dubin]
Simlis taxisok [Joel Schumacher]
Sister, Sister [7 June 1982]
Heated confrontations and revelations result when a divorcee returns with her young son to the home of her two sisters.
Sparkle [7 April 1976 (New York)]
In 1950s Harlem, Sparkle (Irene Cara), Sister (Lonette McKee) and Dolores (Dwan Smith) are three musically gifted sisters whose mother, Effie (Mary Alice), supports them by working as a maid. Encouraged by Sparkle's boyfriend, Stix (Philip Michael Thomas), the three form a singing group and become a sensation at a local nightclub. However, tensions rise when Sister is appointed the group's lead singer and begins dating Satin (Tony King), an abusive, drug-addicted pimp.… MORE
Style Wars 
A documentary that exposes the rich growing subculture of hip-hop that was developing in New York City in the late '70s and early '80s, specifically focusing on graffiti art and breakdancing.
The Jungle King [21 June 1994]
Leo, a jungle king, is extremely unkind and irresponsible towards his subjects. But things change after a few incidents, and he starts helping animals get rid of their troubles.
The Magic Voyage [14 February 1992]
Famed explorer Christopher Columbus and a brave woodworm must save a magical firefly from her evil captor.
- 18 March 1959.
- The Bronx, New York, United States.