The Legendary Irene Cara passed away at 63. The world mourns the loss of the talented singer and Actress who left the entertainment industry. The ‘Cara’ surname has led to many speculations, with some linking her to fellow musician Alessia Cara.
Contrary to rumors, there is no relation between them. Irene Cara was famous for her award-winning hit “Flashdance… What a Feeling,” for which she won an Oscar and a Grammy.
Despite the lack of familial connection, the internet has been buzzing with speculations for years, dating back to 2018, with people wondering if Alessia was the daughter of the beloved artist.
A search for “Irene Cara’s daughter” on Google even suggests Alessia Cara’s name, adding to the confusion. However, it must be emphasized that the two are not related.
However, the two Caras in music are not related. Despite having the same last name, Irene Cara and Alessia Cara are unrelated. Irene did not have children, as she married film director Conrad E. Palmisano in 1986, but their marriage ended in divorce in 1991.
When Was Irene Born?
Irene was born in 1959 to a Puerto Rican father and a Cuban mother, both of whom had a musical background. On the other hand, Alessia was born in 1996 to Italian parents in Canada and had three siblings.
Let’s celebrate the musical talent of both artists, but put to rest the false speculation of them being related.
The full name of the singer of “Scars To Your Beautiful” is Alessia Caracciolo. She abbreviated her last name when starting her career.
In contrast, Irene Cara did not alter her surname. Irene Cara’s publicist and manager completed her unfinished projects after passing.
Irene’s career took off in 1980 when she was cast as Coco Hernandez in the film “Fame,” where she performed the title track and was nominated for a Golden Globe prize for Best Actress in 1981.
Her film “Flashdance” was a commercial success, ranking third in box office earnings in 1983. However, the estimated net worth of Irene Cara was $2 million as per celebritynetworth.
What Was Irene Cara’s Cause Of Death?
Irene Cara, the Actress and singer known for her roles in “Flashdance” and “Fame,” passed away due to hypertension and high cholesterol complications.
According to medical examiner reports from Pinellas County, Florida, the cause of death was Arteriosclerotic and Hypertensive Cardiovascular Disease. Cara also had diabetes.
Cara was renowned for her classic song “What a Feeling” from the 80s movie “Flashdance.” She won an Academy Award for Best Original Song and received recognition for her song “Fame” from the film of the same name.
Irene Cara was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best performer for her performance in the movie.