Irene Cara

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Birthday
18, 1959
Birthplace
The Bronx, NY
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
18, 1959 (age 59)
Birthplace
The Bronx, NY

About

Actress and singer best known for her role as Coco Hernandez in the 1980 film Fame. Her song, "Flashdance... What a Feeling," became an international hit and won an Academy Award for "Best Original Song."

Before Fame

She was a finalist in the Little Miss America Pageant at the age of three.

Trivia

Her first starring role was in the 1976 film Sparkle. The film was a box office bomb.

Family Life

She married Conrad Pamisano in 1986. The couple divorced in 1991.

Associated With

She found her first success with the 1980 movie Fame, which was directed by Alan Parker.