Irene Cara Escalera

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Irene Cara Escalera Wiki Biography

Born Irene Cara Escalera on the 18th March 1959, in The Bronx, New York City USA, she is a singer, songwriter and actress, perhaps still best known for her song “Fame”, which was used for the film of the same name released in 1980, in which she also starred alongside Eddie Barth and Lee Curreri. Also, Irene co-wrote the song “Flashdance…What A Feeling”, with Giorgio Moroder and Keith Forsey. Her career has been active since 1962.

Have you ever wondered how rich Irene Cara is, as of mid- 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Cara`s net worth is as high as $4 million, earned through her successful career in the entertainment industry. Apart from being a successful singer and actress, her songs have often been used as soundtracks for films, which has also improved her net worth.

Irene is of mixed ancestry, as her father is Afro-Puerto Rican, while her mother is of Cuban descent; she was the youngest of five children, and her career began when she was three years old, becoming one of the finalists of the “Little Miss America” pageant. She then started playing piano, and by five years of age, was taking dance, acting and piano lessons. By the time she was nine, she was already in the theatre and on TV; she made her debut in the stage production “Maggie Flynn” in 1968, and then featured in several other plays including “The Me Nobody Knows” (1970), “Via Galactica” (1972), “The Wiz” (1980), and “Jesus Christ Superstar” (1993), among others, all of which increased her net worth.

Her musical career also began in the late 1960s, with the album “Esta Es Irene”, released through GEMA records. Her next album didn`t come out until 1982, called “Anyone Can See”, and it reached No. 76 on the US Hot 100 chart. Only a year later, out came “What A Feelin`”, reaching No. 77 on the charts, and in 1987 her next album “Carasmatic” was released through Elektra Records.

In 2011 Cara`s newest album was released, called “Irene Cara Presents: Hot Caramel”.

Most of her net worth Irene has earned through her on-screen acting career. She made her debut in the soap opera “Love Of Life” (1970-1971), and in 1971 was cast as Iris in the children show “The Electric Company”, until 1972. During the 1970s she made the cast in films and TV series such as “Aron Loves Angela” (1975) portraying Angela, in the title role “Sparkle” (1976), and in “Roots: The Next Generations” (1979). In 1980 he was selected for the role of Coco in the film “Fame” (1980), which earned her a Golden Globe nomination, and in 1982 she starred with Nicholas Campbell and Barbara Cook in the film “Killing `em Softly”, which increased further her net worth.Two years later she appeared in Richard Benjamin`s “City Heat”, with Clint Eastwood and Burt Reynolds as leads, and in 1985 she featured in Stephen Gyllenhaal`s film “Certain Fury”, alongside Tatum O` Neal and Nicholas Campbell. By the end of the 1980s, Irene had appeared in the film “Busted Up” (1986). In 1990 she voiced Snow White in “Happily Ever After” and her last role was the voice of Marilyn in “The Magic Voyage” (1992), which only added a substantial amount to her net worth.

Thanks to her skills Irene has received several prestigious awards, including an Academy Award in the category Best Original Song for “Flashdance…What A Feeling”, and a Grammy Award in the category Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or A Television Special for the same film. Furthermore she won the Image Award in the category Best Actress in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Drama Special for “Sister, Sister” (1982).

Regarding her personal life, Irene was married to Conrad Pamisano from 1986 until 1991. Other than that, nothing is known about Cara’s private life in the media.

IMDB Wikipedia “Anyone Can See” (1982) “Carasmatic” (1987) “City Heat” (1984) “Downtown: A Street Tale” (12007) “Irene Cara presents: Hot Caramel” (2011) “Love of Life” (1951-1980) “Search for Tomorrow” (1951-1986) “The Electric Company” (1971-1977) “What a Feelin’” (1983) $4 Million 1.63 m 1959-03-18 Academy Award for Best Original Song ()1983) All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989) American Clint Eastwood Conrad E. Palmisano (m. 1986–1991) Conrad Palmisano Conrad Pamisano Costume Department Eddie Barth Fame (1980) Flashdance (1983) Gaspar Cara Giorgio Moroder Golden Globe Awards for Best Original Song (1983) Grammy Awards – Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or A Television Special/Best Female Pop Vocal Performance (1984) Irene Cara Net Worth Irene Carapacchio Keith Forsey Lee Curreri Louise Cara March 18th 1959 New York Nicholas Campbell Professional Children’s School Richard Benjamin Singer-songwriter Stephen Gyllenhaal Tatum O` Neal The Bronx U.S.

Irene Cara Escalera Quick Info

Full NameIrene Cara
Net Worth$4 Million
Date Of BirthMarch 18th 1959
Place Of BirthThe Bronx, New York, U.S.
Height1.63 m
ProfessionSinger-songwriter, actress
EducationProfessional Children’s School
NationalityAmerican
SpouseConrad E. Palmisano (m. 1986–1991)
ParentsLouise Cara, Gaspar Cara
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/irene_cara
IMDBhttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001011
Allmusicwww.allmusic.com/artist/irene-cara-mn0000086826
AwardsGolden Globe Awards for Best Original Song (1983), Academy Award for Best Original Song ()1983), Grammy Awards – Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or A Television Special/Best Female Pop Vocal Performance (1984)
Albums“Downtown: A Street Tale” (12007), “All Dogs Go to Heaven” (1989), “City Heat” (1984), “Flashdance” (1983), “Fame” (1980), “Irene Cara presents: Hot Caramel” (2011), “Carasmatic” (1987), “What a Feelin’” (1983), “Anyone Can See” (1982)
NominationsGolden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical (1980)
MoviesAaron Loves Angela, Sparkle, Fame, Sister, Sister, For Us the Living: The Medgar Evers Story, City Heat, Certain Fury, Happily Ever After, The Magic Voyage, The Jungle King, Roots: The Next Generations, Get Down Tonight: The Disco Explosion Live, Killing ’em Softly
TV Shows“The Electric Company” (1971-1977), “Love of Life” (1951-1980), “Search for Tomorrow” (1951-1986)

Irene Cara Escalera Quotes

  • “It’s important for me to get back to my fans here and around the world. I feel very, very blessed that so many people have continued to write me and to pour out their love for me and my work.” – ( Star Magazine April 5, 1993)
  • “I refuse to let anybody try to typecast me. “It’s against my nature. I like to continually do different things.” – (Video Rock Stars 1985)
  • “I knew people would be saying mean things about me copying Donna Summer and trying to follow in her footsteps by using her producer. But by the time Flashdance had come out I had established my own identity. I wasn’t worried about people saying I was just a Donna copy.” – (TV Week Magazine May 12, 1984)
  • “I didn’t get where I am because of looks. “I’ve done it on talent! I’ve never had to depend on my looks for anything. I haven’t sat around and tried to look pretty. – I’ve worked my butt off!” – (Ebony Magazine July 1981)
  • I love taxis. Cabbies are the best therapists, good listeners, good talkers, working-class people i hope never to lose contact with.
  • I don’t mean to sound immodest, but I’d never had any doubt that I’d be successful, nor any fear of success. I was raised as a little goddess who was told she would be a star. – Cosmo Magazine 1985

Irene Cara Escalera Important Facts

  • Lives in Florida, and has put together a new band, Caramel [July 2001]
  • As of 2009, Cara is the only black woman to win an Oscar outside the acting categories.
  • She has her own production studio.
  • Announced the making of her own all-girl band called Hot Caramel.
  • Graduated from the Professional Children’s School in Manhattan, a rival of the Laguardia High School of Music & Art on which her debut movie “Fame” is based.
  • 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. But in July 2004 the mystery was finally solved when the Associated Press obtained her voter registration records from Florida, where she lived, and confirmed her birth year as 1959. Miss Cara disputes this, and says it was not her voters registration. She claims she has never voted and her correct date of birth is March 18th 1962.
  • Has 2 sisters and 2 brothers.
  • Parents are Gaspar and Louise Cara.
  • On March 27, 2004, she was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Honor at the 6th Annual Prestige Awards. She was also inducted a week earlier into the Ciboney Cafe’s prestigious Hall of Fame.
  • On June 22, 2004, two of her movie theme songs, “Flashdance…What a Feeling” (#55) from Flashdance (1983) and “Fame” (#51) from Fame (1980), were selected by the board of the American Film Institute in its list of 100 Years of the Greatest Songs.
  • Use to sing back-up vocals for quite a few stars, including Vicki Sue Robinson and Lou Reed.
  • Wrote the lyrics to “Flashdance..What a Feeling” with co-writer Keith Forsey while riding in a car in New York heading to the studio to record it. The music for Flashdance was written by Giorgio Moroder and the after result was not only a #1 record, it also won them an Oscar and a Grammy.
  • Was awarded the trophy for Top Actress of 1976 after being selected in a poll compiled by readers of Right On! magazine.
  • Was one of the five finalists for the Little Miss America pageant at age 3.
  • Performed Flashdance…What a Feeling on March 14, 2003 at the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Philadelphia 76ers 1983 Championship team.
  • Her #1 hit “Flashdance…What a Feeling” was ranked #67 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Dance Songs.
  • At age 10 she appeared in a major concert tribute to Duke Ellington with Stevie Wonder, Sammy Davis Jr. and Roberta Flack.
  • Recorded her first record in Spanish for the Latin Market by age 8 and a Christmas LP in English soon after.
  • She was the first artist to perform two nominated songs at the Academy Awards, when in 1981, for the first time, two songs from one film (Fame (1980)) were nominated for Best Original Song: “Fame” and ‘Out here on My Own.” The former won.
  • Chosen by Francesco Scavullo for his 1980s book on some of the most beautiful women in the entertainment business. Irene shared the pages with supermodel Gia Carangi, Diahann Carroll, and Brooke Shields.
  • Won a bitter lawsuit with her managers over money and career issues in the 1990s.
  • Her father Gaspar is of African American and Puerto Rican descent, and her mother Louise is of French and Cuban descent.
  • Won the Oscar for best song in 1984 for the song “Flashdance – What a Feeling,” which she co-wrote with Giorgio Moroder.
  • Listed as one of twelve Promising New Actors of 1976 in John Willis’s “Screen World,” Vol. 28.
  • (award) Japan Radio Hit Research Committee: Most Popular Disc Award [1980]
  • (award) Cashbox Magazine: Top Female Vocalist [1980]
  • (award) Cashbox Magazine: Most Promising Female Vocalist [1980]
  • (award) Billboard Magazine: Top New Single Artist [1980]
  • Grammy Awards: Nomination – Best New Artist [1981]
  • Grammy Awards: Nomination – Best Pop Vocal Performance – Female [1981]
  • Academy Awards (not recipient: sang both songs) [1981]
  • Cashbox Magazine: Pop Single of the Year [1983]
  • Cashbox Magazine: Top Pop Crossover Artist – Black Contemporary Singles [1983]
  • Cashbox Magazine: Adult Contemporary Vocalist – Pop Singles [1983]
  • Cashbox Magazine: Black Contemporary – Pop Singles [1983]
  • Cashbox Magazine: Top Female Vocalist – Pop Singles [1983]
  • Bravo Magazine: Otto Award, Most Popular Female Singer [1983]
  • American Music Awards: Best Pop Single of the Year [1983]
  • American Music Awards: Best R&B Female Artist nomination [1983]
  • Alpha Music Program in Japan: #1 Female Vocalist from Sendai TV’s “Saturday Magazine” [1983]
  • Grammy Awards: Best Pop Vocal Performance – Female [1984]
  • Golden Eagle Awards: Nosotros – Latin America Performer of the Year [1984]
  • Latino Playwrights Award: Award of Recognition. [1985]
  • Actress, singer, and songwriter.
  • Born at 10:41am-EST

Irene Cara Escalera Filmography

TitleYearStatusCharacterRole
The Magic Voyage1992Marilyn (English version, voice)Actress
Hearts Are Wild1992TV SeriesActress
Gabriel’s Fire1991TV SeriesCeline BirdActress
Caged in Paradiso1990EvaActress
Happily Ever After1990Snow White (voice)Actress
Bustin’ Loose1988TV SeriesActress
Busted Up1986SimoneActress
Certain Fury1985Tracy FreemanActress
City Heat1984Ginny LeeActress
Ray Parker Jr.: Ghostbusters1984Video shortCameo appearance (uncredited)Actress
American Playhouse1983TV SeriesMyrlie EversActress
Killing ’em Softly1982JaneActress
Sister, Sister1982TV MovieSissy LovejoyActress
Fame1980CocoActress
Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones1980TV MovieAlice JeffersonActress
Roots: The Next Generations1979TV Mini-SeriesBertha Palmer HaleyActress
What’s Happening!!1977TV SeriesMariaActress
Apple Pie1976DancerActress
Kojak1976TV SeriesAmyActress
Sparkle1976SparkleActress
Aaron Loves Angela1975AngelaActress
The Electric Company1971-1972TV SeriesIris – Member of the Short CircusActress
Love of Life1951TV SeriesDaisy Allen (1970-1971)Actress
Busted Up1986performer: “Busted Up”, “Dying For Your Love”, “I Can’t Help Feeling Empty”, “She Works Hard for Her Money” / writer: “Busted Up”, “I Can’t Help Feeling Empty”Soundtrack
The 58th Annual Academy Awards1986TV Special performer: “Here’s to the Losers”Soundtrack
The Longshot1986performer: “The Longshot” / producer: “The Longshot”Soundtrack
Certain Fury1985performer: “A Certain Fury”Soundtrack
That’s Dancing!1985Documentary lyrics: “Flashdance. . .What A Feeling” / performer: “Fame”, “Flashdance. . .What A Feeling”Soundtrack
City Heat1984performer: “Embraceable You”, “Get Happy” / writer: “City Heat”Soundtrack
Going Bananas1984TV Series performer: “Going Bananas”Soundtrack
The 56th Annual Academy Awards1984TV Special documentary performer: “Flashdance… What a Feeling” / writer: “Flashdance… What a Feeling”Soundtrack
FameTV Series lyrics – 1 episode, 1984 performer – 1 episode, 1984 writer – 1 episode, 1984 arranger – 1 episode, 1982Soundtrack
Zeg ‘ns AaaTV Series lyrics – 1 episode, 1984 performer – 1 episode, 1984Soundtrack
D.C. Cab1983lyrics: “The Dream” / performer: “The Dream”Soundtrack
Flashdance1983lyrics: “Flashdance… What a Feeling” / performer: “Flashdance… What a Feeling”Soundtrack
Killing ’em Softly1982performer: “City Nights”Soundtrack
The 53rd Annual Academy Awards1981TV Special performer: “Fame”, “Out Here on My Own”Soundtrack
Fame1980performer: “Hot Lunch Jam” 1979, “Fame” 1980, “Out Here On My Own” 1980, “I Sing The Body Electric” 1979, “Singin’ in the Rain” 1929 uncreditedSoundtrack
Sparkle1976performer: “JUMP”, “Hooked On Your Love”, “Something He Can Feel”, “Look Into Your Heart”, “Loving You Baby”, “Take My Hand, Precious Lord”Soundtrack
LorraineTV Series lyrics – 1 episode, 2016 performer – 1 episode, 2016Soundtrack
The SimpsonsTV Series lyrics – 1 episode, 2016 performer – 1 episode, 2016Soundtrack
Strictly Come Dancing2016TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Who’s Doing the Dishes?2016TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
UK Championship Snooker2015TV Series performer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Saturday Night Live2001-2015TV Series writer – 2 episodesSoundtrack
One Hit WonderlandTV Series documentary performer – 1 episode, 2014 writer – 1 episode, 2014Soundtrack
Hungry Hearts2014lyrics: “Flashdance… What a Feeling” / performer: “Flashdance… What a Feeling”Soundtrack
Tu cara me suena – Argentina2014TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Tu cara me suena2014TV Series lyrics – 1 episodeSoundtrack
The Internship2013performer: “Flashdance… What A Feeling” / writer: “Flashdance… What A Feeling”Soundtrack
Celebrity Splash! AustraliaTV Series performer – 1 episode, 2013 writer – 1 episode, 2013Soundtrack
The Voice Israel2013TV Series lyrics – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Girls2013TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
The X FactorTV Series writer – 1 episode, 2012 lyrics – 1 episode, 2010 performer – 1 episode, 2007Soundtrack
Dancing Stars2012TV Series performer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
GleeTV Series performer – 1 episode, 2012 writer – 1 episode, 2012Soundtrack
Britain’s Got TalentTV Series performer – 2 episodes, 2011 – 2012 writer – 1 episode, 2011 lyrics – 1 episode, 2011Soundtrack
American Idol2003-2012TV Series writer – 2 episodesSoundtrack
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011TV Series performer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
So You Think You Can Dance CanadaTV Series performer – 1 episode, 2010 writer – 1 episode, 2010Soundtrack
Miss Tacuarembó2010lyrics: “Flashdance… What A Feeling”Soundtrack
20 to 1TV Series documentary lyrics – 1 episode, 2010 performer – 1 episode, 2010Soundtrack
Nacidas para sufrir2009lyrics: “Flashdance… What a Feeling”Soundtrack
Dancing with the Stars2009TV Series lyrics – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Grey’s Anatomy2009TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Fama ¡a bailar!TV Series lyrics – 1 episode, 2008 performer – 1 episode, 2008Soundtrack
What Happens in Vegas2008writer: “Flashdance…What a Feeling”Soundtrack
Nip/Tuck2008TV Series performer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
It Takes Two2007TV Series lyrics – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Razzle Dazzle: A Journey Into Dance2007writer: “Flashdance What A Feeling”Soundtrack
So You Think You Can DanceTV Series performer – 1 episode, 2006 writer – 1 episode, 2006Soundtrack
Idols!2006TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Idol2005TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
The 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards2005TV Special “Fame”Soundtrack
Idol – Jakten på en superstjerne2005TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Elephant Shoes2005writer: “Flashdance What a Feeling”Soundtrack
Slovensko hladá SuperStar2004TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Karaoke Revolution Volume 32004Video Game “Flashdance… What A Feeling”Soundtrack
Downtown: A Street Tale2004performer: “Downtown” remakeSoundtrack
Idool 20042004TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Hrvatski Idol2004TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Super Idol2004TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Idols2003TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Idols2003TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle2003performer: “Flashdance… What A Feeling” / writer: “Flashdance… What A Feeling”Soundtrack
Deutschland sucht den Superstar2003TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Idol2003TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
The Disco Ball2003TV Special lyrics: “Flashdance. . .What A Feeling” / performer: “Flashdance. . .What A Feeling”Soundtrack
Atomic Kitten: Kitten Diaries2002TV Movie documentary lyrics: “Flashdance… What a Feeling” – uncredited / performer: “Flashdance… What a Feeling” – uncreditedSoundtrack
Six Feet UnderTV Series performer – 1 episode, 2002 writer – 1 episode, 2002Soundtrack
Un paso adelanteTV Series lyrics – 1 episode, 2002 performer – 1 episode, 2002Soundtrack
Ally McBeal2002TV Series lyrics – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Operación triunfo2002TV Series lyrics – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Popular2000TV Series performer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
The Full Monty1997“Flashdance What a Feeling ’95” 1983 / lyrics: “Flashdance What a Feeling ’95” 1983Soundtrack
Kommissar Rex1995TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Hasta luego cocodriloTV Series lyrics – 1 episode, 1992 performer – 1 episode, 1992Soundtrack
The Magic Voyage1992performer: “We’ll Always Be Together”Soundtrack
Caged in Paradiso1990performer: “Paradiso”Soundtrack
China Cry: A True Story1990performer: “No One But You”Soundtrack
Happily Ever After1990performer: “Love is the Reason”Soundtrack
All Dogs Go to Heaven1989performer: “Love Survives”Soundtrack
The Wendy Williams Show2011TV SeriesHerself – GuestSelf
Bring Back… Fame2008TV Movie documentaryHerselfSelf
Gone Country2008TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Greatest Ever 80s Movies2007TV Movie documentaryHerselfSelf
Entertainment Tonight2007TV SeriesHerselfSelf
My Music: Movie Songs2007TV MovieHerselfSelf
9am with David & Kim2006TV SeriesHerself – GuestSelf
Any Given Sunday2006TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Die ultimative Chartshow2005TV Series documentaryHerselfSelf
Hit Me, Baby, One More Time2005TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Get Down Tonight: The Disco Explosion2004TV Special documentaryHerselfSelf
The Disco Ball2003TV SpecialHerselfSelf
Verstehen Sie Spaß?2001TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Wetten, dass..?2001TV SeriesHerself – GuestSelf
I Love 1980’s2001TV Series documentaryHerselfSelf
VH-1 Where Are They Now?2000TV Series documentaryHerselfSelf
Beyond Awareness to Action: Ending Abuse of Women1995Video shortHerself – HostSelf
Rapmania: The Roots of Rap1990TV Movie documentaryHerselfSelf
The 19th Annual Nosotros Golden Eagle Awards1989TV SpecialHerselfSelf
The 31st Annual Grammy Awards1989TV SpecialHerselfSelf
Sábado noche1988TV SeriesHerself – Musical GuestSelf
20th NAACP Image Awards1988TV SpecialHerself – PresenterSelf
The 58th Annual Academy Awards1986TV SpecialHerself – Performer & PresenterSelf
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade1984TV SpecialHerselfSelf
The Annual American Image Awards1984TV SpecialHerselfSelf
Solid Gold1980-1984TV SeriesHerselfSelf
The 56th Annual Academy Awards1984TV Special documentaryHerself – Performer & Winner: Best Original SongSelf
The 26th Annual Grammy Awards1984TV SpecialHerselfSelf
The Dorsey Robinson Show1984TV SeriesHerself Guest Co- HostSelf
Fame1984TV SeriesHerselfSelf
The 41st Annual Golden Globe Awards1984TV SpecialHerselfSelf
The 11th Annual American Music Awards1984TV SpecialHerself – PerformerSelf
A Celebration of Life: A Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.1984TV Special documentaryHerselfSelf
D.C. Cab1983HerselfSelf
Salute!1983TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Professor Hope’s Thanksgiving Campus Comedy Capers1983TV MovieHerselfSelf
Na sowas!1983TV SeriesHerselfSelf
New American Bandstand 19651980-1983TV SeriesHerself – Musical GuestSelf
The Pop ‘N’ Rocker Game1983TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Kids Are People, Too1981-1982TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Top of the Pops1982TV SeriesHerself – Musical GuestSelf
The 53rd Annual Academy Awards1981TV SpecialHerself – PerformerSelf
The 23rd Annual Grammy Awards1981TV SpecialHerselfSelf
The 38th Annual Golden Globe Awards1981TV SpecialHerself – NomineeSelf
On Location with: FAME1980Documentary shortHerself – ‘Coco’Self
Soul Train1980TV Series documentaryHerselfSelf
The Midnight Special1980TV SeriesHerself – Musical GuestSelf
The John Davidson Show1980TV SeriesHerself – GuestSelf
The 22nd Annual Grammy Awards1980TV SpecialHerselfSelf
Musical Chairs1975TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Black Music in America: From Then Till Now1971Documentary shortHerself – ‘The Me Nobody Knows’ Cast MemberSelf
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1971TV SeriesHerself – GuestSelf
Top of the Pops: The Story of 19822016TV Movie documentaryHerselfArchive Footage
Tu cara me suena – Argentina2014TV SeriesHerselfArchive Footage
100 Greatest Teen Stars2006TV Mini-SeriesHerselfArchive Footage
Oscar’s Greatest Moments1992Video documentaryHerselfArchive Footage
Style Wars1983TV Movie documentaryHerselfArchive Footage

Irene Cara Escalera Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieCategory
1984OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Original SongFlashdance (1983)Won
1984Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Original Song – Motion PictureFlashdance (1983)Won
1984GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television SpecialFlashdance (1983)Won
1984NMPA AwardNational Music Publisher’s Association Awards, USABest Song in a MovieFlashdance (1983)Won
1982Image AwardImage AwardsBest Actress in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Drama SpecialSister, Sister (1982)Won
1984OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Original SongFlashdance (1983)Nominated
1984Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Original Song – Motion PictureFlashdance (1983)Nominated
1984GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television SpecialFlashdance (1983)Nominated
1984NMPA AwardNational Music Publisher’s Association Awards, USABest Song in a MovieFlashdance (1983)Nominated
1982Image AwardImage AwardsBest Actress in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Drama SpecialSister, Sister (1982)Nominated