Cara Jocelyn Delevingne, an English model and actress, was born on August 12, 1992. After graduating from college in 2009, she signed with Storm Management. In 2012 and 2014, Delevingne was named Model of the Year at the British Fashion Awards.
With a small part in Joe Wright's 2012 film adaption of Anna Karenina, Delevingne made her acting debut. Her most prominent performances include Laureline in Luc Besson's Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017), the Enchantress in the comic book picture Suicide Squad, and Margo Roth Spiegelman in the love thriller Paper Towns (2015).
Cara Jocelyn Delevingne was born in Hammersmith, London, on August 12, 1992. Charles Hamar Delevingne is her father, a real estate developer. She was raised in London's Belgravia. She also has a paternal half-brother and two older sisters, including Poppy Delevingne. The head of English Heritage and a publishing entrepreneur, Sir Jocelyn Stevens is Delevingne's maternal grandpa. He is the nephew of magazine publisher Sir Edward George Warris Hulton and the grandson of newspaper owner Sir Edward Hulton.
Princess Margaret's lady-in-waiting was her maternal grandmother Janie Sheffield, a descendant of Sir Berkeley Sheffield. Delevingne is descended from the Anglo-Jewish Faudel-Phillips baronets through one of her maternal great-great-grandfathers, Sir Lionel Lawson Faudel-Phillips, 3rd Baronet; two of her ancestors on that line were Lord Mayors of London. Dame Joan Collins and Sir Nicholas Coleridge are her godparents.
Before transferring to Bedales School in Steep, Hampshire, Delevingne attended Francis Holland School for Girls in central London until she was sixteen years old. Due of her dyspraxia, she found school to be difficult. Delevingne discussed her battle with depression when she was 15 in a June 2015 interview with Vogue, saying, "I was hit with a massive wave of depression and anxiety and self-hatred, where the feelings were so painful that I would slam my head against a tree to try to knock myself out." At 16, after finishing her GCSEs, she moved to Bedales School in Hampshire to concentrate on drama and music. She left after a year and went into modelling like her sister Poppy.
Career beginnings and a public breakthrough from 2002 to 2011
When Delevingne was eight years old, she landed her first modelling gig with Lady Eloise Anson in a Bruce Weber photoshoot for Vogue Italia. In 2009, she signed with Storm Management. Before securing a salaried gig, she worked in the industry for a year and had to go through two seasons of castings before getting her first runway show.
While working part-time in the office of a fashion website in 2012, Delevingne was seen by Christopher Bailey of Burberry. She was a part of Bailey's spring/summer 2011 advertising campaign.
At the February 2011 London Fashion Week, Delevingne made her debut on the catwalk while strutting the Burberry Prorsum A/W line. She opened and concluded the Burberry Prorsum S/S 2012 collection later that year.
She started the early 2012 season by taking the runway at the Grand Palais for the Chanel Haute-Couture spring show.
Delevingne participated in nine fashion presentations during New York Fashion Week, the first of the "big four" fashion weeks, for designers such as Jason Wu, Rag & Bone, Thakoon, Donna Karan, Tory Burch, Oscar de la Renta, and Carolina Herrera. She just participated in the Burberry Prorsum Womenswear A/W 2012 runway show during London Fashion Week. During Milan Fashion Week, she participated in six shows, walking for Fendi, Trussardi, Moschino, Blumarine, DSquared2, and Dolce & Gabbana.
She walked in seven presentations during Paris Fashion Week, the penultimate week of Fashion Month, for Nina Ricci, Sonia Rykiel, Cacharel, Stella McCartney, Paul & Joe, Kenzo, and Chanel. This was the start of what would become a fruitful working relationship with Karl Lagerfeld, the head designer and creative director of Chanel. Following the show, Lagerfeld gave an interview to Elle and said, "Cara is different. She's full of life, full of pep. I like girls to be wild but at the same time beautifully brought up and very funny."
In September 2012, the worldwide Fashion Month returned to display the 2013 spring/summer collection. She walked during New York Fashion Week for Marc Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta, and Marchesa, among others. In London, she just walked for Burberry. She then participated in runway walks for Sass & Bide, Issa, Preen, Topshop, Mary Katrantzou, Giles, and Matthew Williamson.
She walked for Just Cavalli, Gabriele Colangelo, Emilio Pucci, Ermanno Scervino, Ports 1961, Anteprima, Iceberg, and Moschino at Milan Fashion Week. She participated in the runway shows for Paris Fashion Week for labels like Cacharel, Louis Vuitton, and Costume National. She had participated in almost 50 performances during this season. Later, on November 7, 2012, Delevingne participated in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. She walked during Justin Bieber's performance of "Beauty And A Beat" and was highlighted in the "Pink is US" section. The programme debuted on December 4, 2012.
She participated in the Chanel pre-fall 2013 runway show in Scotland, which was held at the Linlithgow Palace courtyard. The "Paris-Edimbourg" collection by Karl Lagerfeld was inspired by Scottish design and featured tartan textiles. The potential of rebuilding the palace's roof garnered new media attention thanks to the show. Before travelling to New York to take part in New York Fashion Week, the first fashion week of the year, Delevingne walked in the Chanel Haute-Couture spring show. She next made an appearance in the Valentino Haute Couture show.
She made her debut in New York for Jason Wu. She then participated in the runway shows for Rag & Bone, Tommy Hilfiger, Diane von Furstenberg, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Rodarte, Derek Lam, DKNY, Carolina Herrera, Tory Burch, Jeremy Scott, Oscar de la Renta, Michael Kors, Anna Sui, and finally Marc Jacobs' rescheduled show because the February 2013 nor'easter caused a delay in the shipment of goods for the show.
She participated in the runway shows for Sister by Sibling, Issa, Topshop, Mulberry, Matthew Williamson, Peter Pilotto, Burberry, and Giles during London Fashion Week. Delevingne then participated in seven further presentations during Milan Fashion Week for brands like Fendi, Ports 1961, DSquared2, Etro, Versace, Iceberg, and Pucci. 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 in Paris, Delevingne walked in eleven shows. Delevingne's connection to Katie Grand's line extended beyond a catwalk show appearance because she sang the song "I Want Candy" in the short film "Gang," which also serves as the name of the collection for the 2013 edition of Katie Grand Loves Hogan and the large-format magazine published to commemorate the partnership. Delevingne appeared in Chanel's Cruise show, which was held in Singapore in between the two global catwalk seasons. The Loewen Cluster at Dempsey Hill, a former British army barracks converted Singapore Armed Forces personnel facility, hosted Chanel's first event in Asia.
In September 2013, the international fashion weeks resumed in order to display the spring/summer designs for 2014, which featured Delevingne. She walked in five performances in London. She walked Peter Pilotto and Giles, closed for Burberry and Topshop, and opened for Mulberry. Delevingne only walked in one show in Milan, that of Fendi, and just three in Paris, those of Stella McCartney, Chanel, and Valentino. She participated in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show once again to end the year.
Transition to acting and continuing modelling from 2012 to 2014
In the 2012 rendition of Anna Karenina for the big screen, Delevingne co-starred with Keira Knightley as Princess Sorokina, the love interest of Count Vronsky. In the video game Grand Theft Auto V, which was launched in August 2013 and quickly became the fastest-selling entertainment product in history, Delevingne provided the voice of a DJ for a pop radio station.
Delevingne later starred alongside Daniel Brühl and Kate Beckinsale in the British psychological thriller movie The Face of an Angel as Melanie. Even though the movie received mixed reviews, several critics praised Delevingne for her performance. An illustration of this is The Metro, which stated, "In her first major film role, she proves she can act with a sweet and playful on-screen presence. She brings a sense of vitality that is desperately missing from the rest of the film."
She appeared in a sketch for the annual 90-minute comedy TV show The Feeling Nuts Comedy Night on October 24, 2014, which aired on Channel 4 and aimed to increase awareness of testicular cancer. She made an appearance in the music video for Die Antwoord's song "Ugly Boy" one month later. Then, in December 2014, Delevingne starred with Geraldine Chaplin and Pharrell Williams in Karl Lagerfeld's Chanel short Reincarnation.
She walked the runway for Stella McCartney in Paris after opening Fendi's F/W 2014 show for Karl Lagerfeld in Milan. Delevingne's decision to walk in only the Marc Jacobs show in 2013 after previously participating in "just about every single show out there" caused her absence in New York to be noticed. In the weeks leading up to fashion week, news organisations ran headlines like "Will Cara Delevingne Walk in New York Fashion Week?"
In a Burberry fragrance campaign, Delevingne shared the spotlight with British supermodel Kate Moss.
She inaugurated and closed Topshop's 'Unique S/S 15' collection shows in London during the second international fashion month before travelling to Milan, where she also opened the Fendi S/S 15 show. She participated in four fashion shows in Paris, including those for Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, and Stella McCartney. She showcased the Metiers d'Art Pre-Fall 2015/2016 collection as she wrapped off 2014. Salzburg, Austria's Hotel Schloss Leopoldskron served as the venue for the event.
Delevingne closed the Chanel Paris-Salzberg collection display on March 10 and the collection's reshow in New York on March 31.
Delevingne co-starred with French model Cindy Bruna in YSL Beauté commercials in 2015. Along with these, she also starred in commercials for DKNY (including one for menswear), Tag Heuer, Penshoppe, Pepe Jeans, Burberry, Alexander Wang, and Mango, where she reunited with Kate Moss.
Delevingne shared a cover with Kendall Jenner for Love, the Wall Street Journal, and Vogue, among other publications.
Delevingne joined Kate Moss and Georgia May Jagger as the faces of Rimmel in 2016.
She continued to appear in advertisements for brands including Puma, Marc Jacobs, YSL, Burberry, and Tag Heuer.
Delevingne was featured on the front cover of Net-a-Porter's The Edit online magazine in 2017. The covers of Glamour, V, British GQ, Vogue Paris, Elle UK, Elle Australia, and Glamour Germany all featured her. She started to appear in Dior Beauty commercials.
In the final Playhouse Presents show from June 2014, Delevingne made her television debut opposite legendary British actress Sylvia Syms. This was a collection of stand-alone television plays produced by the British broadcaster Sky Arts.
Delevingne began and closed the Chanel Haute Couture Spring 2014 show in January 2014. She later went on to conclude Burberry's presentation during London Fashion Week and to appear in a collection by fellow British designer Giles.
Acting breakthrough and modelling pause from 2015 until the present
Many people noticed that Delevingne had begun to pick and choose the shows she appeared in. This marked the beginning of the decline in the number of catwalk assignments, which at the time was attributed to the growth of her acting career. However, Delevingne outlined the true reason for the decline in show appearances in an essay for Time that was published in 2016:
It's taken some time, but I've now come to the realisation that success doesn't always come from hard work. My mind is now open, and I welcome new experiences with a childish curiosity. I'm investing more time in the activities I enjoy. And as a result, I've been able to produce better work.
Delevingne had an appearance in the music video for ASAP Ferg's song "Dope Walk" in February 2015. She also appeared in Taylor Swift's star-studded "Bad Blood" music video later in May 2015, which broke Vevo's record for 24-hour viewing with 20.1 million views on the day of release.
In the 2015 film adaptation of John Green's book Paper Towns, Cara Delevingne played Margo Roth Spiegelman. The movie debuted in the US with $12,650,140 in revenue, which put it in sixth place overall. Paper Towns isn't as deep or moving as it wants to be, but it's still earnest, well-acted, and thoughtful enough to earn a place in the hearts of teen moviegoers of all ages. Justin Chang of Variety called Cara Delevingne's performance "the real find of the film," suggesting that "on the evidence of her work here, this striking actress [sic] is here to stay."
In the fantasy movie Pan from 2015, she portrayed a mermaid. In 2016, Delevingne co-starred in Suicide Squad, an action movie based on the DC comic book series of the same name, portraying Enchantress, a villain with magical powers. Despite receiving mostly unfavourable reviews upon release, the movie was a financial success. The reviews for Delevingne's performance were conflicting.
2016 saw the release of the British coming-of-age drama Kids in Love. Will Poulter, Alma Jodorowsky, Sebastian de Souza, and Cara Delevingne, who plays Viola, are among the many up-and-coming young actors in the ensemble.
In the Luc Besson film Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, which is based on the comic book series Valérian and Laureline, Delevingne co-starred with Rihanna, Dane DeHaan, and Valérian. In December 2015, production on the movie began. It was finished in July 2017.
In the historical romance movie Tulip Fever, Cara Delevingne portrays Annetje. In the movie London Fields, which is based on Martin Amis' 1989 novel of the same name, she also portrays Kath Talent.
Delevingne plays Vignette Stonemoss, a fairy war refugee, the female lead in the fantasy steampunk series Carnival Row on Amazon Prime Video, opposite Orlando Bloom. She joined the Only Murders in the Building cast in 2022 for the second season.
With the publication of her first young adult novel, Mirror, Mirror, co-written with British author Rowan Coleman and including an LGBT subject, Delevingne made her literary debut. Delevingne claimed that her goal was to "tell a story that gives the reader a realistic picture of the turbulent roller-coaster teenage years."
Drums, guitar, and singing are all performed by Delevingne. Under the guidance of artist manager Simon Fuller, Delevingne composed and recorded two albums between 2011 and 2012, after which she received a record deal. She declined the offer, though, because her name would be changed. In 2013, she collaborated with British soul and jazz singer-songwriter Will Heard to record an acoustic duet cover of Sonnentanz. The 2013 A/W Katie Grand Loves Hogan collection and the large-format magazine produced to commemorate the partnership were both titled Gang, and she sang The Strangeloves "I Want Candy" in the little film Gang.
Along with her older sisters Chloe and Poppy, Delevigne introduced the Della Vite line of vegan Prosecco in 2020.
In six episodes starting in December 2022, Delevingne's series Planet Sex for BBC Three explored sexuality, including her own, in different parts of the world.
The song "CC the World," which Delevingne and Pharrell Williams co-wrote, was featured in the short Chanel film Reincarnation and features both Pharrell and Delevingne. The public received this on December 1st, 2014. In March 2015, the duo performed the song live in front of an audience at the Park Avenue Armoury in New York City for the Chanel show. The music video for Delevingne's song "I Feel Everything" from Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets was made public on July 28, 2017. The song "Pills" from American musician St. Vincent's 2017 studio album, Masseduction, features Delevingne's backing vocals. Delevingne dated St. Vincent from 2014 to 2016. On the album's lead song, Fetch the Bolt Cutters, by Fiona Apple from 2020, she provides backing vocals. For DKNY and Mulberry, Delevingne created two fashion collections. Her DKNY capsule collection included a range of sporty street fashion pieces, including leather jackets and beanie hats. The collection was dubbed "mostly unisex" by DKNY. The collection took almost two years from the time of the initial announcement until it was made available on October 15, 2014.
Delevingne has also created four handbag and rucksack collections for Mulberry. Additionally, there were passport holders, iPad sleeves, phone covers, zipped pouches, and purses in the collection. The newest collection, the fourth, was made available on June 3, 2015.
The Evening Standard listed Delevingne as one of the "1,000 Most Influential People of 2011" in London under the heading Most Invited. She was placed 20th on the Evening Standard's "Power 1000" list in 2013 for "her dominance of the catwalks at London Fashion Week and her enormous social media following." Delevingne was the most-googled fashion icon and the most-reblogged model on Tumblr in the same year.
Delevingne was listed as one of the "100 Makers of the 21st Century" by The Sunday Times Magazine in March 2014. Later that year, she earned an estimated US$3.5 million (£2.7 million), placing sixth on Forbes' list of the "World's Highest-Paid Models". She rose to second place on this list in 2015 with earnings of $9 million (£7 million).
Delevingne also made an appearance in two categories hosted by AskMen, where she was ranked at 13 on their "Top 99 Most Desirable Women" list in 2014 and at 40 on their "Crush List: Top 99 Women" list in 2016.
Delevingne publicly declares her pansexual and bisexual orientations. She announced her romance with American musician St. Vincent in June 2015. In September 2016, they divorced. Delevingne declared herself to be genderfluid in May 2018. She uses the pronouns she and her. She formally acknowledged her relationship with model and actress Ashley Benson in June 2019. After two years of dating, the pair parted ways in April 2020.
Delevingne calls herself an animal lover. She auctioned off her personal TAG Heuer watch to raise money for WildCRU after Cecil the lion was killed in 2015, garnering £18,600.
Delevingne discussed her battle with depression, which started at age 15, when she learned about her mother's drug use, at the Women in the World meeting in October 2015. She consented to start taking medication the following year and took a six-month leave of absence from school, which she claimed may have saved her life. On This Morning in 2017, she acknowledged having ADHD as well.
Delevingne claimed in October 2017 that Harvey Weinstein, a producer, had harassed her sexually in the past, tried to kiss her without her permission, and asked her to join a threesome in a hotel room in exchange for a role. She was given a role in the movie despite her refusal, but she later said she regretted it because his acts frightened her. The 2017 motion picture Tulip Fever, which stars Delevigne, was created by The Weinstein Company. She further claims that in 2014, he told her that because to her sexual orientation, she would never be able to get work as a "actress" in Hollywood.
Delevingne sports a number of tattoos. Her first tattoo was a lion on her finger, which symbolised the sign of her zodiac, Leo. On her side beneath her right arm, she has a tattoo of the Roman numeral XII, her lucky number, and "MADE IN ENGLAND" is inked on the bottom of her left foot. She has stated that the elephant on her right arm, which is in honour of her late grandma, is the most significant tattoo she has. Her hand has the initials "CJD" for her.
She has a Southern cross around her ear, a diamond on her ear, a white dove on her finger, "silence" on her wrist, a sak yant on her back, a pair of eyes on her neck, a coat of arms on her ribs, "breathe deep" on one of her biceps, "bacon..." under her foot, a DD monogram on her hip, signifying her friendship with fellow model Jourdan.
Reincarnation by Chanel
The Face of an Angel
Margo Roth Spiegelman
The 1989 World Tour Live
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie
Kids in Love
June Moone / Enchantress
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
Life in a Year
Tell It Like a Woman
Running Wild with Bear Grylls
RuPaul's Drag Race
Herself (guest judge)
Episode: "Monster Ball"
Friends: The Reunion
Only Murders in the Building
Main (Season 2)
Planet Sex with Cara Delevingne
Presenter; Executive Producer
American Horror Story: Delicate
Episode: "The Joy of Sex"
"You Can Dance"
"Facemelt" (Hunger TV Version)
Will Heard and herself
Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar
"Nothing Came to Me"
Donnie Trumpet & the Social Experiment
"I Feel Everything"
The Spencer Lee Band
Shy FX featuring Herself and Sweetie Irie
Gal Gadot & Friends
Marieme and herself
"Crying in the Mirror"
Grand Theft Auto V
Non-Stop-Pop FM DJ, DJ Cara
Video game: Call of Duty: Black Ops III
Ice cream: Magnum Double
"Magnum X Moschino"
Jimmy Choo Ltd
"Shimmer in the Dark"
Earphones: Beats by Dre
"Live And Let Die"
Kate Banks, Lucy Waterhouse,
Bedales Rock Show 2009
"I Want Candy"
"CC the World"
"I Feel Everything"
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
"Secret Life of Tigers"
No One Ever Really Dies
Shy FX, Sweetie Irie
Elisabeth Moss, Agyness Deyn,
Ashley Benson, Dylan Gelula
Machine Gun Kelly
"Fetch the Bolt Cutters"
Fetch the Bolt Cutters
30 years old (in 2023)
Date of Birth
August 12, 1992
Cara Jocelyn Delevingne
English Model, Singer, Actress, Author
Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom
Frances Holland School for Girls
English Model, Singer, Actress, Author
Height, Weight & Physical Stats
5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m)
51 kg (112.5 lbs)
Family & Relatives
Poppy Delevingne, Chloe Delevingne
In a relationship