Irene Cara

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Irene Cara (born Irene T Escalera March 18, 1959 in New York City) is a singer and actress.

Both her parents were from Puerto Rico and in the early 1950's they migrated to the U.S..

Her first jobs as a teen came on television, getting a role on the soap Love of Life and the classic kids' show The Electric Company.

She is best remembered for singing the themes from Fame and Flashdance. She played Coco Hernandez in Fame, Sparkle in Sparkle, and Angela in romance thriller classic Aaron Loves Angela.

She won both the 1983 Best Original Song Academy Award and the 1984 Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for Flashdance (What A Feeling).

In June, 2005, Irene won the third round of NBC's hit TV show Hit Me Baby One More Time, performing Flashdance (What a Feeling) and covered Anastacia's hit I'm Outta Love with her current band named HOT CARAMEL.

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