Cara was born in Lancashire UK. At the age of eight, she appeared in her first professional production playing the lead role of ‘Blousy’ in ‘Bugsy Malone’ at the ‘Winter Gardens Theatre’ Blackpool.
Upon graduating from Edinburgh University Cara was offered a place at the Royal Academy of Music in London which she gratefully accepted, and partook in a year's Diploma course in Musical Theatre.
In London, she appeared in several musical productions and played the lead role of the Witch in ‘Into the Woods’ by Stephen Sondheim. Whilst in London she received her Diploma in Television Presenting, from the Royal Academy of Film, Television and Radio.