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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..
She sang the theme from Fame and "Flashdance (What A Feeling)". She played Coco Hernandez in Fame 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)".
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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)". Before that, the last movie she had appeared in had been in the 1960s. She played Coco Hernandez in Fame and Angela in romance thriller classic Aaron Loves Angela. The last movie she appeared in was the 1991 film Night of the Warrior, starring her son, Lorenzo Lamas. She sang the theme from Fame and "Flashdance (What A Feeling)". She has two other children from other marriages. Both her parents were from Puerto Rico and in the early 1950's they migrated to the U.S.. Arlene Dahl and Fernando Lamas got divorced in 1960, and Dahl later remarried.
Irene Cara (born Irene T Escalera March 18, 1959 in New York City) is a singer and actress. She also founded her own business, Arlene Dahl Enterprises, which marketed lingerie and cosmetics. Dahl would go on to work as a beauty columnist and as a writer. Shortly after giving birth to her son, Dahl slowed and eventually ended her career as an actress, although she still appeared in movies and on television occassionally. In 1958 Dahl and Lamas had their only son, Lorenzo Lamas (who also grew up to become an actor).
A few years later she and Barker got divorced, and Dahl would go on to marry another Hollywood actor, Fernando Lamas. Dahl met the famous movie star Lex Barker in the early 1950s, and in 1952, Dahl and Barker got married. Some of her best films include: Reign of Terror (1949), Three Little Words (1950), Woman's World (1954), Slightly Scarlet (1956), and Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959). She began her acting career in 1947, at the age of 19. Her acting career gradually picked up steam, and she reached the peak of her popularity and success in the 1950s.
After graduating from high school in 1946, she held various jobs, including working as a model for a brief period. Dahl was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and is of Norwegian descent. Arlene Dahl (born August 11, 1928) is an American movie starlet who was most famous during the 1950s.