It would be easier to care about Irene Cara--and there might be a lot more Cara footage worth caring about--if only the Manhattan Latin had been more careless in keeping her goodies covered. A former kiddie TV star who honed her pre-teen cutie-pie chops on small-screen tease series Love of Life (1970) and The Electric Company (1971), the dusky, dimpled delight leapt to the big-screen with a skimpy leotard and a song in Fame (1980). The post-adolescent took home an Oscar for her singing and also deserved Most Promising Flash plaque for the classic scene in which she goes topless in front of a creepy Times Square pornographer. Sadly, Irene never lived up to her exposure potential. The hard-bodied heroine retained a bikini throughout the tropical-island prison flick Caged in Paradiso (1989), and her only significant appearance comes in the thriller Certain Fury (1985), in which a certain furry creature is shown wet and dripping in a shower scene.