Actress and vocalist best known on her behalf role while Coco Hernandez in the 1980 film Popularity. Her track, “Flashdance… Just what a Sense,” became a global hit and received an Academy Honor for “Greatest Original Track.” She was a finalist in the tiny Miss America Pageant at age three. Her 1st starring role is at the 1976 film Sparkle. The film was a package workplace bomb. She wedded Conrad Pamisano in 1986. The few divorced in 1991. She discovered her first achievement using the 1980 film Fame, that was directed by Alan Parker.