"Irene Cara" (born "Irene Escalera" on March 18, 1959 in The Bronx, New York City) is a Latina singer and actress of Cuban and Puerto Rican descent. She has won every major award in the entertainment industry except for an Emmy (for television) and a Tony (for Broadway). She is most famous for being the actress in and singer of the 1980 hit song ''Fame'' and 1983 ''Flashdance... What a Feeling''.
Her father Gaspar(died in 1994) is Afro-Puerto Rican. Her mother Louise Escalera is of French and Cuban descent. http://www.irenecara.com/movie2.htm(scroll down for a colour picture of Irene & her parents). Two Blk&Wht pic of Irene's parents: http://irenecarashrine.com/Irene740.htmhttp://www.irenecarashrine.com/Irene020.html. She has 2 sisters
and 2 brothers.
Married Hollywood stuntman Conrad Palmisano in 1986. They divorced in 1991.
Her age has always been a confusing mystery by biographers who stated her birth year as either 1964 or 1959 from the day she shot to fame. In July 2004 the Associated Press claimed to have found her voter registration record in Florida, where she lives. However, Ms. Cara has never voted or registered to do so in Florida. The correct...
|birth date||March 18,1959|
|birth place||Bronx, New York|
|website||Irene Cara Official Website|