Irene Cara is best known as a singer of movie themes, though she has also maintained an acting career since childhood. In 1980, she officially catapulted herself into the mainstream with an appearance in the film Fame, for which she performed the title song, an Oscar-winning Top Ten hit. One year later, she topped the charts with "Flashdance...What a Feelin'," a song she'd co-written for the movie Flashdance. Cara took home another Oscar for her work, along with several Grammys and two AMA awards. Her subsequent single "The Dream (Hold on to Your Dream)" served as the movie theme for Joel Schumacher's DC Cab.