Cara Delevingne

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Cara Delevingne
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Delevingne at Diane von Furstenberg during New York Fashion Week in 2013
Born Cara Jocelyn Delevingne
(1992-08-12) 12 August 1992 (age 21)
London, United Kingdom
Modeling information
Height 5 ft 9.5 in (1.77 m)[1][2]
Hair colour Blonde[1]
Eye colour Green[1]
Measurements 31-24-34 in (79-61-86 cm)[1]
Dress size 2 (US), 6 (UK), 34 (EU)[1]
Shoe size 6 (UK), 39.5 (EU)[1]
Manager Storm Model Management (London – mother agency), Women (New York), Elite (Paris & Stockholm), Scoop (Copenhagen), Fashion (Milan), Mega (Hamburg)

Cara Jocelyn Delevingne (born 12 August 1992)[3] is an English fashion model, socialite, actress and singer.[4][5][6]

Early life and family[edit]

Delevingne was born in London, the daughter of Pandora (née Stevens) and property developer Charles Hamar Delevingne.[4] She attended Bedales School in Hampshire. She has two older sisters, Chloe and model Poppy Delevingne. Condé Nast executive Nicholas Coleridge is Delevingne's godfather.[7][8][9]

Delevingne's maternal grandfather is the former publishing executive and English Heritage chairman Sir Jocelyn Stevens,[4][8] nephew of magazine publisher Sir Edward George Warris Hulton and grandson of newspaper proprietor Sir Edward Hulton, 1st Baronet.[10][11] Her maternal grandmother Janie Sheffield was lady-in-waiting to Princess Margaret.[4][12] Her paternal great-grandfather was the Canadian-born British politician Hamar Greenwood, 1st Viscount Greenwood.[3][4]

Career[edit]

Modelling[edit]

In 2011, Delevingne was featured in Burberry's spring/summer 2011 campaign.[13] Delevingne later became the face of Burberry's spring/summer 2012 campaign shot by Mario Testino alongside actor Eddie Redmayne.[14]

Delevingne is currently the face of Burberry's Beauty campaign alongside fellow British models Edie Campbell and Jourdan Dunn.[15] As a young girl, she modelled for Cadbury chocolate ads.

Delevingne has featured in advertising campaigns for other brands including H&M Authentic Collection (2011), Dominic Jones Jewellery (2012), Blumarine, Zara, and Chanel.[16] She was recently described by British Vogue as the "star face" of the autumn/winter 2012-2013 show season, having appeared on the catwalk for brands such as Shiatzy Chen, Moschino, Jason Wu, Oscar de la Renta, Burberry, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Stella McCartney, Dsquared and Chanel.[17] Delevingne has graced the covers of Vogue UK thrice including a supplement cover in 2011, Vogue (Korea, Australia, Brasil, Japan, Italia, Portugal), LOVE, i-D, Russh, Jalouse, and Style.com's Spring 2013 issue.[18] In addition, she was the cover girl of W's September 2013 issue.[19] She also walked down the catwalk as a model in the 2012 and 2013 Victoria's Secret fashion show. She is also the face of Chanel's Resort 2013 campaign[20] along with Dutch model Saskia de Brauw.[21] She also landed the face of DKNY in late 2012.

Delevingne's distinctive dark, bushy eyebrows are her model trademark.[4][5][22]

In 2012, Delevingne won the "Model of the Year" award at the British Fashion Awards.[4][23]

Acting[edit]

Delevingne had a small part in the 2012 film adaptation of Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, as Princess Sorokina, the marriage interest of Count Vronsky played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson.[22] In 2013, Delevingne appeared in the Grand Theft Auto V video game as the DJ for the Non-Stop-Pop FM radio station.[24][25] She also stars opposite Kate Beckinsale and Daniel Bruhl in the thriller The Face of an Angel, expected to be released theatrically in 2014.[26]

Music[edit]

Delevingne also sings and plays the drums.[6][27] In 2013 she recorded an acoustic duet cover version of "Sonnentanz" with Will Heard.[28][29]

In the media[edit]

  • Delevingne was named by the Evening Standard as one of "London's 1,000 Most Influential of 2011", in the category of "Most Invited".[30]
  • In March 2014, she was included in The Sunday Times Magazine "100 Makers of the 21st Century" list of influential British people.[31][32]
  • As of March 2014, she is ranked number 5 on Models.com's 50 Top Models list.[33]

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Cara Delevingne Profile at Storm Models". Storm Models. Retrieved 6 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Gonsalves, Rebecca (15 February 2013). "All runways lead to Cara Delevingne. But what's so special about the new Kate Moss?". The Independent. Retrieved 11 April 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Mosley, Charles, ed. (2003). Burke's peerage, baronetage & knightage, clan chiefs, Scottish feudal barons (107th ed. ed.). Wilmington: Burke's Peerage & Gentry. ISBN 9780971196629.  Search website for "Delevingne" for snippet view.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g Herrmann, Joshi (29 November 2012). "The divine Delevingnes: Cara Delevingne's society family". London Evening Standard. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 16 March 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Fox, Imogen (7 September 2013). "Six degrees of Cara Delevingne". The Guardian. Retrieved 1 March 2014. 
  6. ^ a b Jones, Ellen E (21 February 2014). "Why Britain’s most successful model Cara Delevingne is the face of the decade". The Independent. Retrieved 5 April 2014. 
  7. ^ "The Tatler List – Cara Delevingne". Tatler. Condé Nast UK. Retrieved 28 February 2014. 
  8. ^ a b Waite, Alicia (16 March 2011). "Model siblings: Poppy and Cara Delevingne". The Telegraph. Retrieved 28 February 2014. 
  9. ^ Coleridge, Nicholas (2011). Godchildren. Hachette UK. ISBN 9781409139546.  See book dedication.
  10. ^ Gundle, Stephen (2008). Glamour: A History. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199210985. "The Queen was a house magazine of the British landed and moneyed classes that was bought in 1957 by Jocelyn Stevens. Nephew of Edward Hulton, the publisher of Britain's post-war illustrated weekly, Picture Post, Stevens gradually reinvented the magazine." 
  11. ^ Bennett, Will (27 October 1992). "Dictatorial approach by Stevens that rarely leaves feathers unruffled". The Independent. Retrieved 27 August 2013. "For much of his life, those jobs were in journalism. His mother was a member of the Hulton Press dynasty from which he inherited an enthusiasm for the printed word and a pounds 1m fortune." 
  12. ^ Nelson, Karin (February 2013). "Heavenly Creature". W Magazine. Condé Nast. Retrieved 15 March 2014. 
  13. ^ Mayer Nissim (4 January 2012). "Eddie Redmayne, Cara Delevingne Pose for Burberry". Digital Spy. Retrieved 26 July 2012. 
  14. ^ Fiona Raisbeck (8 March 2012). "Eddie Redmayne and Cara Delevingne Get Flirty in New Burberry Ads". Marie Claire. Retrieved 26 July 2012. 
  15. ^ Lisa Niven (1 June 2012). "Burberry Beauty Campaign – Edie Campbell, Jourdan Dunn, Cara Delevingne". Vogue UK. Retrieved 26 July 2012. 
  16. ^ "Model of the Week Cara Delevingne: The official Face of Burberry". FashionTV. 27 April 2012. Retrieved 26 July 2012. 
  17. ^ Angelica Hermon (9 March 2012). "Beauty Crush: Cara Delevingne Takes Fashion Week By Storm!". Grazia Beauty. Retrieved 26 July 2012. 
  18. ^ "Cara Delevingne". Models.com. Retrieved 19 March 2014. 
  19. ^ Nelson, Karin (16 September 2013). "Celebrating with Cara". W Magazine. Condé Nast. Retrieved 19 March 2014. 
  20. ^ "Cara Delevingne Is The Face Of Chanel Resort 2013". styleite.com. 28 October 2012. Retrieved 18 December 2012. 
  21. ^ "Saskia de Brauw and Cara Delevingne Are Golden For Chanel's Cruise 2013 Campaign by Karl Lagerfeld". Fashion Gone Rogue. 17 October 2012. Retrieved 18 December 2012. 
  22. ^ a b Kay, Karen (10 February 2013). "Cara Delevingne: the eyes have it for Britain's newest supermodel". The Guardian. Retrieved 5 April 2014. 
  23. ^ "Model 2012". British Fashion Council. Archived from the original on 8 February 2013. Retrieved 31 August 2013. 
  24. ^ Frank, Julia (August 29, 2013). "Cara Delevingne will become a virtual character in Grand Theft Auto". Vogue. Retrieved September 16, 2013. 
  25. ^ "GTA V soundtrack". Rockstar Games. Retrieved 2 September 2013. 
  26. ^ Reese, Alex (4 February 2014). "Trailer Debuts For New Amanda Knox Trial Movie 'Face Of An Angel'". Cosmopolitan. Retrieved 28 February 2014. 
  27. ^ Sowray, Bibby (25 June 2013). "WATCH: Cara Delevingne debuts drumming skills". The Telegraph. Retrieved 5 April 2014. 
  28. ^ Karmali, Sarah (20 August 2013). "Watch: Cara Delevingne In The Recording Studio". Vogue News. Retrieved 5 April 2014. 
  29. ^ Milligan, Lauren (21 November 2013). "The Truth About Cara's Singing Career". Vogue News. Retrieved 5 April 2014. 
  30. ^ "London's 1,000 Most Influential People 2011: Most Invited". Evening Standard. 7 November 2011. Retrieved 26 July 2012. 
  31. ^ "Britain's movers and shakers". The Sunday Times Magazine. 9 March 2014. Retrieved 16 March 2014. 
  32. ^ Corcoran, Caroline (10 March 2014). "Comment: Cara Delevingne is one of the most influential people in the country? Oh, please". MSN Her. Microsoft. Retrieved 16 March 2014. 
  33. ^ "Models.com's Top 50 Models". Models.com. 13 March 2014. Archived from the original on 15 March 2014. Retrieved 16 March 2014. 

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