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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 Cara Net Worth $4 Million
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.