She won the hearts of many viewers while playing Coco Hernandez in the 1980 film, Fame. Her song, "Flashdance... What a Feeling," became an international hit and won an Academy Award.
She became famous for recording "Fame" for the movie by the same name.
She found success in the 1980 movie, Fame, which was directed by Alan Parker.
She was a finalist in the Little Miss America Pageant at the age of three.
She married Conrad Pamisano in 1986 and the couple divorced in 1991.
- The meaning of the name Cara: Dear