Irene Cara Get to know the 59-year old actress, musician, Irene Cara, before she got famous (e.g. 'Flashdance... What a Feeling'). IMDB reports The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) was Irene Cara's first TV appearance in 1971. BirthdayMarch 18, 1959NationalityAmericanName in PassportIrene Cara EscaleraEthnicityCuban, Puerto Rican, (Read: 16 Surprising Celebrity Ethnicities)Ethnic category/Race(?)BlackSexuality - Gay or NayStraightHer home town is The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.. Her parents Gaspar Escalera & Louise are of Cuban, Puerto Rican, ethnicity. Irene Cara was born on March 18, 1959 on a Wednesday. Center mapTrafficBicyclingTransit Read: 19 Celebrity childhood Homes Childhood Photos - When she was young Credit: Irenecara.com Footage of early or first TV Interview or Appearance Countdown (Australia)- Molly Meldrum Interviews Irene Cara- December 7, 1980 Most popular video on Youtube Flashdance What A Feeling - Irene Cara (Official Music Video) Views: 37.717.586 Share your real life experiences with Irene Cara here and rate your meeting! Correct our wiki/bio - is she not gay or straight or of different heritage? Let us know!