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Cara Delevingne
Cara Delevingne September 2014 (cropped).jpg
Delevingne at Vogue London Fashion Week, September 2014
Born Cara Jocelyn Delevingne
(1992-08-12) 12 August 1992 (age 22)
London, England, United Kingdom
Years active 2009–present
Modelling information
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)[1][2]
Hair colour Blonde Dark[1]
Eye colour Blue [3]
Measurements 32.5-26.5-34.5 in (83-67-88 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 and Berlin)

Cara Jocelyn Delevingne (/ˈdɛləvn/ DEL-ə-veen;[4][5] born 12 August 1992)[6][7] is an English fashion model, actress and singer.[8][9][10] Born in London in 1992 to Pandora and Charles Delevingne.[11] She signed for Storm Model Management after leaving school in 2009.[12] She has won the ‘Model of the Year’ award at the British Fashion Awards twice in both 2012 and 2014 and has appeared in shows for the likes of Burberry, Mulberry, Dolce & Gabbana and Jason Wu.[13] She started her acting career with a minor role in the 2012 film adaptation of Anna Karenina and is set to star in the romantic mystery film Paper Towns.[14][15][16] Delevingne also sings, plays the drums and the guitar.[17][18]

Early life[edit]

Delevingne was born in London, the daughter of Pandora Anne Delevingne (née Stevens) and property developer Charles Hamar Delevingne.[11] She attended Francis Holland School for Girls until she was 16,[19] before moving to Bedales School in Hampshire. She has two older sisters, Chloe and model Poppy Delevingne. Her godfather is Condé Nast executive Nicholas Coleridge,[20][21][22] and her godmother is actress Joan Collins.[23]

Delevingne's maternal grandfather was publishing executive and English Heritage chairman Sir Jocelyn Stevens,[11][21] nephew of magazine publisher Sir Edward George Warris Hulton and grandson of newspaper proprietor Sir Edward Hulton, 1st Baronet.[24][25] Her maternal grandmother Janie Sheffield was lady-in-waiting to Princess Margaret.[11][26] Her paternal great-grandfather was the Canadian-born British politician Hamar Greenwood, 1st Viscount Greenwood.[7][11] Through one of her maternal great-great-grandfathers, Sir Lionel Lawson Faudel Faudel-Phillips, 3rd Baronet, Delevingne descends from the Anglo-Jewish Faudel-Phillips baronets; two of her ancestors on that line served as Lord Mayor of London.[27][28][29]

Career[edit]

Modelling[edit]

Delevingne at London Fashion Week SS15

Delevingne first began modelling at age ten in an editorial shot by Bruce Weber for Vogue Italia alongside model Lady Eloise Anson.[30] She signed with Storm Model Management in 2009 after being spotted by Sarah Doukas, founder of Storm, and also the same woman who discovered Kate Moss.

In 2011, Delevingne was part Burberry’s spring/summer campaign[31] alongside other young British models including Jourdan Dunn. This was shot on Brighton beach[32] by Mario Testino, which turned out to be the beginning of many shoots she went on to partake in with the 60 year old photographer.

Delevingne’s first catwalk appearance was at the 2011 London Fashion Week, stepping out in the Burberry Prorsum autumn/winter collection. Dunn opened and closed the show with Delevingne appearing sixth.[33] She is currently the face of Burberry's Beauty campaign alongside fellow British models Edie Campbell and Jourdan Dunn.[34]

Delevingne has featured in advertising campaigns for other brands including H&M Authentic Collection (2011), Dominic Jones Jewellery (2012), Blumarine, DKNY, Tom Ford, Yves Saint Laurent, Zara, Chanel.[35] 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, Lanvin, Givenchy and Chanel.[36]

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.[37] In addition, she was the cover girl of W's September 2013 issue.[38] She also walked down the catwalk as a model in the 2012 and 2013 Victoria's Secret fashion shows. She is also the face of Chanel's Resort 2013 campaign[39] along with Dutch model Saskia de Brauw.[40] She also landed the face of DKNY in late 2012. In 2012, and 2014, Delevingne won the "Model of the Year" award at the British Fashion Awards.[11][41][42] In January 2015, After her 2013 and 2014 appearances in campaigns she was announced as the new face of Yves Saint Laurent Beauté.[43] On 23 January 2015 Delevingne, was named as the new brand ambassador of Swiss watch brand TAG Heuer.[44]

Acting[edit]

Delevingne had a small part in the 2012 film adaptation of Anna Karenina, as Princess Sorokina, the marriage interest of Count Vronsky.[23] In 2013, she voiced the DJ of the Non-Stop-Pop FM radio station in the video game Grand Theft Auto V.[45][46] She starred in the thriller The Face of an Angel (2014).[47] In April 2014, it was reported that she will play Henrietta in the period romance film Tulip Fever. She will also play a mermaid in the 2015 fantasy film Pan.[48] On 16 September 2014, it was announced that she would star as Margo Roth Spiegelman in the film adaptation of the novel Paper Towns.[49] In November 2014, Cara featured in Die Antwoord's latest music video for their song, Ugly Boy.[50] In December 2014 Cara starred in 'Reincarnation', a short film by Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel alongside Pharrell Williams and Geraldine Chaplin.[51] The same month, it was announced that she had joined the cast of Suicide Squad, an upcoming superhero movie based off the DC comic book series of the same name. She will be playing the Enchantress, a villainess with magical abilities.[52]

Music[edit]

Delevingne sings, plays the drums and the guitar.[17][53] Around the same time Delevingne had just started out as a model, she wrote and recorded two albums of music under artist manager Simon Fuller and was subsequently offered a record deal. However, she turned the deal down due to the fact that her name would be changed.[54] In 2013, she recorded an acoustic duet cover version of "Sonnentanz" with British soul and jazz singer/songwriter Will Heard.[55][56] Delevingne also recently teamed up with Pharrell Williams to make the song CC The World. It has been used for the short Chanel film directed by Karl Lagerfeld 'Reincarnation' in which both Pharrell and Delevingne star. The short film was released to the public on 1 December 2014.[57]

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".[58]
  • In 2013, Delevingne was the most Googled fashion figure and the most re-blogged model on Tumblr.[59]
  • In March 2014, she was included in The Sunday Times Magazine "100 Makers of the 21st Century" list of influential British people.[60][61]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012 Anna Karenina Princess Sorokina
2014 Reincarnation by Chanel Naughty Barmaid
Empress Elisabeth of Austria
2014 The Face of an Angel Melanie
2014 The Feeling Nuts Comedy Night Herself Television film
2015 Kids in Love Viola[62]
2015 Tulip Fever Henrietta
2015 London Fields Kath Talent[62][63]
2015 Paper Towns Margo Roth Spiegelman[64][65][66]
2015 Pan Mermaid[67]
2016 Suicide Squad June Moone / Enchantress[68] Filming

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2014 Playhouse Presents Chloe[63][69] Episode: "Timeless"

Music videos[edit]

Year Artist Title
2010 Bryan Ferry "You Can Dance"
2014 Die Antwoord "Ugly Boy"

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2013 Grand Theft Auto V Non-Stop-Pop FM DJ Voice

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Awards Category Recipient Outcome
2012 British Fashion Awards Model of the Year Herself Won
2014 British Fashion Awards Model of the Year Won
2014 Capricho Awards More Style Nominated
2014 Capricho Awards Best Instagram @CaraDelevingne Nominated
2014 Young Hollywood Awards You're So Fancy Herself Nominated
2015 Elle Style Awards Breakthrough Actress Won
2015 CinemaCon Awards Rising stars Paper Towns Won

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