IRENE Cara was known as a versatile entertainer who had a stellar acting and singing career.
She passed away in her home in Miami, Florida, on November 25, 2022.
Who was Irene Cara?
Born on March 18, 1959, in The Bronx, New York, Irene Cara was a versatile singer and actress.
Irene sang and co-wrote the song, Flashdance…What a Feeling, which was used as the soundtrack of the 1983 blockbuster, Flashdance.
As a result of the popularity of the song, she won an Academy Award for Best Original Song and a Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 1984.
She passed away on November 25, 2022. Announcing her death on Twitter, her publicist Judith Moose stated: “It is with profound sadness that on behalf of her family I announce the passing of Irene Cara.
“The Academy Award-winning actress, singer, songwriter, and producer passed away in her Florida home. Her cause of death is currently unknown and will be released when information is available.”
Prior to her death, Irene Cara had an estimated net worth of approximately $4million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
What films was Irene Cara known for?
In addition to her music career, Irene had a phenomenal acting career.
She was known for her role in the 1980 film, Fame, where she starred as Coco Hernandez.
As a result of her performance in this film, she received a Golden Globe nomination.
She also played a prominent role in the original 1976 musical drama film, Sparkle, where she starred as the lead character, Sparkle Williams.
Furthermore, she appeared in films such as City Heat, DC Cab, Caged in Paradiso, and Beyond Awareness to Action: Ending Abuse of Women.
She also performed in different musicals and live theater shows during her career.
Was Irene Cara married and did she have children?
Prior to her death, Cara was not married.
However, she previously tied the knot with renowned stuntman and film director, Conrad Palmisano, in Los Angeles California, in April 1986.
They later divorces in 1991.
She did not have any children prior to her death.