Cara Delevingne - Biography

Cara Jocelyn Delevingne is a model, actress, and singer from England. After graduating from high school in 2009, she signed with Storm Management. In 2012 and 2014, Delevingne was named Model of the Year at the British Fashion Awards.

Delevingne began her acting career with a small part in Joe Wright's 2012 film version of Anna Karenina. Margo Roth Spiegelman in the romantic mystery thriller Paper Towns (2015), the Enchantress in the comic book picture Suicide Squad (2016), and Laureline in Luc Besson's Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets are among her most famous performances (2017).


Cara Jocelyn Delevingne was born in Hammersmith, London, on August 12, 1992, to Pandora Anne Delevigne (née Stevens) and property entrepreneur Charles Hamar Delevingne. She grew raised in London's Belgravia district. Chloe and Poppy Delevingne are her two elder sisters, while Alex Jaffe is her paternal half-brother. Delevingne attended Francis Holland School for Girls in downtown London until she was 16 years old, when she transferred to Bedales School in Steep, Hampshire.

She has dyspraxia and finds education difficult. In a June 2015 interview with Vogue, Delevingne discussed her struggle with depression when she was 15 years old: "I was struck by a huge wave of despair, anxiety, and self-hatred, and the emotions were so excruciating that I would smash my head against a tree to attempt to knock myself unconscious." After finishing her GCSEs, she transferred to Bedales School in Hampshire to concentrate on theatre and music at the age of 16.

She left school after a year and went into modelling with her sister Poppy. Condé Nast executive Nicholas Coleridge is Delevingne's godfather, while actress Dame Joan Collins is her godmother. Sir Jocelyn Stevens, a publishing entrepreneur and English Heritage chairman, was her maternal grandpa. He was the nephew of magazine publisher Sir Edward George Warris Hulton and the grandson of newspaper owner Sir Edward Hulton, 1st Baronet. Angela Margo Hamar Greenwood, a socialite, was her paternal grandmother.

Her paternal great-grandparents were Canadian-born British politicians Hamar Greenwood, 1st Viscount Greenwood, and Margery Greenwood, Viscountess Greenwood, while her maternal grandmother Janie Sheffield was Princess Margaret's lady-in-waiting. Delevingne is descended from the Anglo-Jewish Faudel-Phillips baronets via one of her maternal great-great-grandfathers, Sir Lionel Lawson Faudel-Phillips, 3rd Baronet; two of her predecessors on that line served as Lord Mayor of London.

Delevingne has said that she is bisexual and pansexual. She announced her relationship with American artist St. Vincent in June 2015. They divorced in September of 2016. Delevingne came out as genderfluid in May 2018. She uses the pronouns she/her. She announced her relationship with actress and model Ashley Benson in June 2019. After two years of dating, the pair decided to call it quits in April 2020.

Delevingne talked about her struggle with depression, which started when she was 15, when she discovered her mother's drug use, during the Women in the World conference in October 2015. The next year, she dropped out of school for six months and consented to take medicine, which she claims saved her life. She stated in 2017 on This Morning that she also has ADHD.

Delevingne said in October 2017 that in 2016, producer Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed her, tried to kiss her without her permission, and propositioned her for a threesome in a hotel room in return for a part. Despite her refusal, she was cast in the film, which she later regretted since his acts frightened her.

Tulip Fever, a 2017 film starring Delevigne, was produced by The Weinstein Company. She further claims that he informed her in 2014 that she would never work as an actor in Hollywood because of her sexual orientation.

Delevingne has many tattoos. Her first tattoo was a lion on her ring finger, which represented her Leo zodiac sign. Her lucky number, the Roman numeral XII, is tattooed on her side beneath her right arm, and "MADE IN ENGLAND" is tattooed on the sole of her left foot. Her most significant tattoo, she says, is an elephant on her right arm in remembrance of her late grandma. Her initials "CJD" are tattooed on her hand. She also wears a diamond earring and a Southern cross around her ear.

white dove on her finger, "silence" on her wrist, sak yant on her back, a snake on her hand, a pair of eyes on her neck, a coat of arms on her ribs, her mother's name on her biceps muscle, "breathe deep" on the other biceps, "bacon..." beneath her foot, DD monogram on her hip, symbolising her relationship with fellow model Jourdan Dunn.

Delevingne with her family
Modeling Career

At the age of 10, Delevingne appeared in an editorial photographed by Bruce Weber for Vogue Italia with model Lady Eloise Anson. In 2009, she signed with Storm Management. She spent a year in the business before getting a paid position, and she went through two seasons of auditions before landing her first runway show.

In 2012, while working part-time in the office of a fashion website, Delevingne was spotted by Burberry's Christopher Bailey. Bailey cast her in the spring/summer 2011 ad for the business.

Delevingne made her debut catwalk outing at London Fashion Week in February 2011, walking for the Burberry Prorsum A/W collection. She opened and concluded the Burberry Prorsum S/S 2012 collection later that year.

Delevingne walked in nine presentations for design companies including Jason Wu, Rag & Bone, Thakoon, Donna Karan, Tory Burch, Oscar de la Renta, and Carolina Herrera during the first of the "big four" fashion weeks. She walked exclusively at the Burberry Prorsum Womenswear A/W 2012 show during London Fashion Week. During Milan Fashion Week, she walked for Fendi, Trussardi, Moschino, Blumarine, DSquared2, and Dolce & Gabbana, among others.

She walked in seven shows for Nina Ricci, Sonia Rykiel, Cacharel, Stella McCartney, Paul & Joe, Kenzo, and Chanel during the last week of Fashion Month. This was the start of a long-lasting working collaboration with Chanel's chief designer and creative director, Karl Lagerfeld. Lagerfeld said after the presentation in an interview with Elle, "Cara is unique. She's full of life and vigour. I adore females that are wild but yet wonderfully brought up and extremely witty.

She walked the runways for Moschino, Emilio Pucci, Ermanno Scervino, Ports 1961, Anteprima, Iceberg, Gabriele Colangelo, Anthony Vaccarello, and Just Cavalli at Milan Fashion Week. She walked the runways for Cacharel, Louis Vuitton, and Costume National at Paris Fashion Week. She has walked in almost 50 shows this season. On November 7, 2012, Delevingne appeared in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.

She walked during Justin Bieber's performance of 'Beauty And A Beat' and was included in the 'Pink is Us' segment. The programme premiered on December 4, 2012.

She walked the runways for Sister by Sibling, Issa, Topshop, Mulberry, Matthew Williamson, Peter Pilotto, Burberry, and Giles during London Fashion Week. Following this, Delevingne walked in seven more Milan Fashion Week presentations for Fendi, Ports 1961, DSquared2, Etro, Versace, Iceberg, and Pucci.

Delevingne appeared at 11 shows in Paris for Katie Grand's collaboration with Tod's Hogan, H&M, Lanvin, Vanessa Bruno, Jean Paul Gaultier, John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, Hakaan, and Louis Vuitton.

Delevingne's involvement with Katie Grand's collection extended beyond a catwalk show appearance, as she sang 'I Want Candy' in the short film 'Gang,' which is the title of the Katie Grand Loves Hogan 2013 collection and the name of the large-format magazine produced to commemorate the collaboration. Delevingne appeared at Chanel's Cruise show in Singapore, which took place between the two worldwide catwalk seasons

This was Chanel's debut event in Asia, and it was hosted in the Loewen Cluster at Dempsey Hill, a former British army barracks turned Singapore Armed Forces personnel station.

The international fashion weeks resumed in September 2013 to display the spring/summer 2014 collections, in which Delevingne featured. She walked in five shows in London. She walked Peter Pilotto and Giles while opening for Mulberry and closing for Burberry and Topshop. In Milan, Delevingne only walked for Fendi; in Paris, she only walked for Stella McCartney, Chanel, and Valentino. She finished the year by returning to the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.

Many people noticed that Delevingne was becoming more choosy about the programmes she participated in. This marked the beginning of a decline in the number of catwalk jobs, which was attributed at the time to her growing acting career. However, in a 2016 Time article, Delevingne revealed the true reason behind the reduction in show appearances:

It took some time, but I've realised that work isn't everything and that success may take various forms. I've broadened my horizons, and now I approach new experiences with childish wonder. I'm spending more time doing things I like. And as a result, I've been able to perform better job.

She launched Fendi's F/W 2014 collection for Karl Lagerfeld in Milan before going on to model for Stella McCartney in Paris. Delevingne's absence in New York was noted since she went from walking in 'almost every single show out there' to just appearing in the Marc Jacobs show in 2013. In the run-up to New York Fashion Week, news sites ran headlines like "Will Cara Delevingne Walk in New York Fashion Week?

She launched and closed Topshop's 'Unique S/S 15' collection in London during the second international fashion month before travelling to Milan, where she also opened the Fendi S/S 15 show. She walked in four shows in Paris, for Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, and Stella McCartney. She wrapped off 2014 with a presentation of her Metiers d'Art Pre-Fall 2015/2016 collection. The event was place in Salzburg, Austria, at the Hotel Schloss Leopoldskron.

Delevingne concluded the presentation of Chanel's Paris-Salzberg collection on March 10 and a reshow of the collection in New York on March 31.

Delevingne featured in YSL Beauté ads in 2015, with French model Cindy Bruna. She has featured in ads for DKNY (including a menswear campaign), Tag Heuer, Penshoppe, Pepe Jeans, Burberry, Alexander Wang, and Mango, where she reteamed with Kate Moss.

Delevigne has been on the covers of Vogue, The Wall Street Journal, and Love, among other publications.Delevingne, along with Kate Moss and Georgia May Jagger, became the face of Rimmel in 2016.She went on to feature in advertisements for Burberry, Tag Heuer, Chanel, Marc Jacobs, YSL, and Puma.

Delevingne graced the cover of luxury fashion store Net-a-online Porter's magazine The Edit in 2017. Glamour, V, British GQ, Vogue Paris, Elle UK, Elle Australia, and Glamour Germany have all featured her on their covers. She started starring in Dior Beauty commercials.

Delevingne modeling
Acting Career

Delevingne made her cinematic debut opposite Keira Knightley in the 2012 version of Anna Karenina as Princess Sorokina, Count Vronsky's marriage interest. In August 2013, Delevingne voiced a DJ for a pop radio station in the video game Grand Theft Auto V, which was the fastest-selling entertainment product in history when it was launched.

Delevingne had an appearance in ASAP Ferg's music video for "Dope Walk" in February 2015. Later same month, she appeared in Taylor Swift's star-studded "Bad Blood" music video, which broke Vevo's 24-hour watching record with 20.1 million views on its first day of release.

Paper Towns (2015), a film version of John Green's book, co-starred Delevingne as Margo Roth Spiegelman. The picture grossed $12,650,140 in its first weekend in the United States, placing it sixth at the box office. "Paper Towns isn't as profound or emotional as it wants to be," says Rotten Tomatoes, "but it's nonetheless sincere, well-acted, and insightful enough to win a place in the hearts of adolescent filmgoers of all ages.

" Variety's Justin Chang dubbed Delevingne's performance "the true discovery of the picture," implying that "by the basis of her work here, this stunning actress is here to stay.

In the 2015 fantasy film Pan, she portrayed a mermaid. Delevingne co-starred in Suicide Squad, an action picture based on the DC comic book series of the same name, in 2016 as Enchantress, a villain with magical powers. Although the picture was a box office triumph, it received largely unfavourable reviews. Critics were divided over Delevingne's performance.

In 2016, the British coming-of-age drama Kids in Love was released. Will Poulter and Alma Jodorowsky star as leads, with Sebastian de Souza and Cara Delevingne playing Viola.

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, a Luc Besson film based on the comic book series Valérian and Laureline, featured Delevingne, Dane DeHaan, and Rihanna. The film started filming in December 2015 and was released in July 2017.

In the historical romance film Tulip Fever, Delevingne portrays Annetje. She also portrays Kath Talent in the film London Fields, which is based on Martin Amis's 1989 book of the same name.

Delevinge stars as Vignette Stonemoss, a faerie war refugee, in the Amazon Prime Video fantasy steampunk series Carnival Row.

Delevinge Acting
Music Career

Delevingne sings and plays the drums, as well as the guitar. Delevingne composed and recorded two albums of music with talent manager Simon Fuller in 2011 and 2012, and was later given a record contract. However, she declined the offer since her name would be altered. In 2013, she recorded an acoustic duet rendition of Sonnentanz with Will Heard, a British soul and jazz singer-songwriter.

She also covered The Strangeloves' "I Want Candy" in the mini-film Gang, which was also the title of the 2013 A/W Katie Grand Loves Hogan collection and the title of the large-format magazine produced to commemorate the collaboration. Delevingne also collaborated with Pharrell Williams on the song "CC the World," which was featured in the Chanel short film Reincarnation, in which both Pharrell and Delevingne appear. This was made available to the general public on December 1, 2014.

In March 2015, the pair played the song in front of a live audience at the Chanel presentation at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City. Delevingne released the music video for her song "I Feel Everything" from Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets on July 28, 2017. Delevingne's backing vocals may be heard on the song "Pills" from American singer St. Vincent's 2017 studio album, Masseduction.

Delevingne formerly dated St. Vincent from 2014 to 2016. Her backup vocals may also be heard on the title track of Fiona Apple's next album, Fetch the Bolt Cutters.

Cara Delevingne Singing
Designing Career

Delevingne has created two fashion collections: one for DKNY and one for Mulberry. Her DKNY capsule collection included a range of athletic street style pieces, including as beanie hats and leather jackets. The collection was characterised as "primarily unisex" by DKNY. From the time it was originally announced until the time it was published on October 15, 2014, the collection took around two years.

Delevingne has also created four Mulberry lines, which include rucksacks and handbags. Purses, iPad sleeves, phone covers, zippered bags, and passport holders were all included in the collection. The fourth and most recent collection was published on June 3rd, 2015.

Delevingne as Designer
Writing Career

Delevingne made her debut as a young adult fiction author in October 2017 with her new book Mirror, Mirror, which has an LGBT theme and was co-written with British writer Rowan Coleman. Delevingne said that she intended to "create a tale that offers the reader a genuine image of the tumultuous roller-coaster adolescent years."

Media Ranking

The Evening Standard named Delevingne one of London's "1,000 Most Influential People of 2011" in the category Most Invited. In 2013, the Evening Standard placed her 20th on their "Power 1000" list, citing her "dominance of the catwalks during London Fashion Week and her massive social media following." Delevingne was the most searched fashion figure and the most re-blogged model on Tumblr the same year.

Delevingne was named one of The Sunday Times Magazine's "100 Makers of the Twenty-First Century" in March 2014. Later that year, she was placed sixth on Forbes' list of the "World's Highest-Paid Models," earning an estimated US$3.5 million (£2.7 million). She has risen to second place on this list by 2015, earning $9 million (£7 million).

Delevingne has also featured in two AskMen categories, placing 13 on their "Top 99 Most Desirable Women" list in 2014 and 40 on their "Crush List: Top 99 Women" list in 2016.

Delevingne in media