Irene Miracle was born in Stillwater, Oklahoma, but has made the world her home: San Francisco, Kenya, Rome, Paris, Madrid, Los Angeles, Helsinki and Barcelona are some of the places she has made her home. Irene started her thespian career in Rome, and indeed thinks of that city as her most cherished home. Her acquaintance with Michelangelo Antonioni led to her first principal film role with director Aldo Lado and to her running with a fast crowd of European filmmakers. She received worldwide acclaim for her work in the smash Midnight Express (1978), for which she won the Golden Globe. Since then she has worked in numerous films, television shows and theater productions in the US and Europe, as well as working behind the camera with set design, costume design, development, writing, co-producing and producing.