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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)". She also performs as a special guest with acclaimed Los Angeles improv group the Really Spontaneous Theatre Company. She played Coco Hernandez in Fame and Angela in romance thriller classic Aaron Loves Angela. Ceberano has also appeared the feature films, Molokai: The Story of Father Damien (2002), Dust Off The Wings (1996), Garbo (1990) and Arguing the Toss of a Cat (1989). She sang the theme from Fame and "Flashdance (What A Feeling)". It went Gold and establishing Ceberano as one of Australian's leading song-writers. Both her parents were from Puerto Rico and in the early 1950's they migrated to the U.S.. In 1997 she wrote and released Pash.
Irene Cara (born Irene T Escalera March 18, 1959 in New York City) is a singer and actress. In 1996 Ceberano released her next solo album Blue Box, which went Gold and saw her nominated for another Best Female Artist ARIA. She followed this with her own late-night cabaret-style show on ABC TV called Kate Ceberano And Friends (1993-1994). In 1992, Ceberano performed the role of Mary in Jesus Christ Superstar (1992), which toured Australia and also featured John Farnham. At the end of 1990, she received three prestigious MO Awards for Jazz Performer, Female Rock Performer and Contemporary Concert Performer of the Year.
One year later, she won another ARIA for Best Female Artist (1989) as well as one for Highest Selling Single (1989), which was Bedroom Eyes. Her following album You've Always Got The Blues (1988) earned her an ARIA Award for Best Female Artist (1988). Ceberano’s first solo album was the live set Kate Ceberano and Her Septet (1987). However after just one album, the group broke up and she went solo.
Ceberano won Best Female Vocalist (1985) at the Countdown Awards as well as Best Female Singer (1985) at the Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA) Awards. The group’s album produced three top ten singles, went Platinum and won Best New Talent (1984) at the Countdown Awards. Ceberano first came to prominence as lead vocalist at 15 years of age, for the funk band I’m Talking. She has released five Platinum albums, four Gold albums, selling in excess of 1 million albums in Australia alone, performed tours, starred in various feature films and hosted her own television show.
Noted for her soulful and powerful vocal style, singer-songwriter Kate Ceberano has won almost every entertainment award in Australia. Ron Hubbard's children. She is a third-generation Scientologist, her grandmother having once been employed as a governess for L. Kate Ceberano (1966 - ) is a singer from Australia.
Sammers. 1989 "Arguing The Toss of a Cat" (Telemovie), Director: C. 1997 "Dust Off The Wings" (feature film), Director: Lee Rogers. 1993 "Molokai: The Story of Father Damien" (feature film), Director: Paul Cox.
1999 Opening theatrical sequence for Sydney's Fox Studios, Director: Baz Lurhmann. 1990/91 MO Awards - Jazz Performer of the Year, Female Rock Performer and Contemporary Concert Performer of the Year. 1992 Coca Cola Australia Music Award - Most Popular Female Performer. 1992/93/94 Peoples Choice Awards - Favourite Female Singer – 1992 / 1993 / 1994 (Record).
1985/1986 Countdown Awards- Best Female Artist 1985 and 1986. 1988/89 ARIA Awards - Best Female Artist 1988 and 1989 (Kate has been nominated 7 times; a record equalled only by Kylie Minogue). 1989 Monte Carlo World Music Awards / ARIA Award - Highest Selling Australian Single. 1999 "Outstanding Achievement in the Arts in Asia" Business Asia Award.
2002 Performed “National Anthem” at AFL Grand Final. 2003 Performed Rugby World Cup anthem “True Colours” at the final, to an audience of over 1 Billion. 1986 "Bear Witness" - Platinum. 1987 "Kate Ceberano & Her Septet" - Gold.
1988 "You've Always Got The Blues" - Platinum. 1988 "Brave" - Triple Platinum. 1990 "Like Now". 1991 "Think About It".
1). 1992 "Jesus Christ Superstar Cast Album" - Role: Mary Magdalene (4 x Platinum, 10 weeks at No. 1994 "Kate & Friends" - live album from her TV show - Gold. 1996 "Blue Box" - Gold.
1997 "Pash" - Gold. 1999 "True Romantic; The Best Of Kate Ceberano" - Double Platinum. 2003 "The Girl Can Help It".