Irene Miracle

Irene Miracle is an American film and television actress and director.

Irene Miracle
OccupationActress, director
Years active1975-2009

Early lifeEdit

Miracle was raised in Oklahoma of "French Arcadian ... Scots-Irish, Russian, French and Osage" descent.[1]

Acting careerEdit

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 careerEdit

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


Year Title Role Notes
1975 Night Train Murders Margaret Hoffenbach
1976 La portiera nuda (The Naked Doorwoman) Gianna
1978 Midnight Express Susan
1980 Inferno Rose Elliot
1986 In the Shadow of Kilimanjaro Lee Ringtree
1986 The Last of Philip Banter Elizabeth Banter
1986 Laughing Horse TV Movie
1988 From Hollywood to Deadwood Marcia Diamond
1989 Nick Knight Nurse TV Movie
1989 Veiled Threat Fran
1989 Puppet Master Dana Hadley
1990 Shattered Dreams Elaine TV Movie
1990 Watchers II Sarah Ferguson
1994 One Plus Two Equals Four Helen
1996 2090 Stone
1997 Walking Thunder Emma McKay (final film role)
2009 Changeling (a.k.a. Dawnland) Writing and Directing


  1. ^ "Irene Miracale". Changeling (Press release). MiracleGirl Productions. Archived from the original on 2010-10-25. Retrieved 2011-04-24.
  2. ^ Dargis, Manohla. "Irene Miracle". The New York Times. Retrieved 2007-01-18.
  3. ^ The Eddie Capra Mysteries 1978 TV Show Episode Guide
  4. ^ Dawnland - Movie

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