Irene Miracle is her real name, and that's the most normal thing about this talented actress's bizarre career. Born in Oklahoma, the globe-trotting beauty found herself providing sex appeal in the Italian thrillers L' Ultimo treno della notte (1975) and La Portiera nuda (1976)--the latter of which included a miraculous lingering shower scene. Irene then made a quantum leap in quality in Midnight Express (1978), the hit film that also made Irene a Golden Globe winner for Best Motion Picture Acting Debut. Of course, Midnight Express was really the American debut of Irene's own golden globes, shown under glass in a fine fantasy sequence. Irene followed that with a lovely turn as a doomed lady in the horror import Inferno (1980) and then kept a low profile with TV appearances. Her career has since been a bizarre mix of low-budget schlock and fascinating indie films such as The Last of Philip Banter (1986). At least her more bizarre choices give us the occasional cheap thrill, such as a gratuitous bathtub scene that gets us watching in Watchers II (1990). Still, it's heartbreaking to see her lovely throat slit by a damn puppet in Puppet Master (1989).