Irene Miracle

Irene Miracle (born January 24, 1954 in Stillwater, Oklahoma) is an American film and television actress and director.

Irene Miracle
Klara Irene Miracle

(1954-01-24) January 24, 1954
OccupationActress, Director
Years active1975-present

Early life

Miracle was born in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and is of Scots-Irish, Russian, French and Osage descent.[1]

Acting career

Her first film appearance was as a murder victim in Night Train Murders (1975), an Italian Last House on the Left-clone. Her most prestigious role was in Alan Parker's Midnight Express (1978), a worldwide box office success. For her role as the girlfriend of the incarcerated protagonist, she won the Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year - Female.[2] Miracle followed that film with another major role in Dario Argento's Inferno (1980), as a woman who comes to believe the New York City apartment building she lives in also houses a centuries-old witch. Since then, she has continued her acting work, while also writing, directing and producing.

In 1979, Miracle appeared in the episode "Now You See Her..." of the NBC television crime drama series The Eddie Capra Mysteries.[3]

Directing career

In 2009, Miracle wrote and directed the short drama film Changeling (a.k.a. Dawnland).[4]


Year Title Role Notes
1975Night Train MurdersMargaret Hoffenbach
1976La portiera nuda (The Naked Doorwoman)Gianna
1978Midnight ExpressSusan
1980InfernoRose Elliot
1986In the Shadow of KilimanjaroLee Ringtree
1986BanterElizabeth Banter
1986Laughing HorseTV Movie
1988From Hollywood to DeadwoodMarcia Diamond
1989Nick KnightNurseTV Movie
1989Veiled ThreatFran
1989Puppet MasterDana Hadley
1990Shattered DreamsElaineTV Movie
1990Watchers IISarah Ferguson
1994One Plus Two Equals FourHelen
1997Walking ThunderEmma McKay(final film role)
2009Changeling (a.k.a. Dawnland)Writing and Directing


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