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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 Brown[1]
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)
Delevingne at London Fashion Week SS15

Cara Jocelyn Delevingne (/dɛlɛˈvn/ de-le-VEEN;[3] born 12 August 1992)[4][5] is an English fashion model, actress, and singer.[6][7][8] Born in London in 1992, she began her modelling career at a young age. British Vogue called her the "star face" of the autumn/winter 2012-2013 show season and she had 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. Delevingne won the "Model of the Year" award at the British Fashion Awards 2014. She started her acting career with a minor role in the 2012 film adaptation of Anna Karenina and thriller The Face of an Angel in 2014. In the same year, it was announced that she joined the cast of Suicide Squad.

Early life[edit]

Delevingne was born in London, the daughter of Pandora Anne Delevingne (née Stevens) and property developer Charles Hamar Delevingne.[6] She attended Bedales School in Hampshire. She has two older sisters, Chloe and model Poppy Delevingne. Her godfather is Condé Nast executive Nicholas Coleridge,[9][10][11] and her godmother is actress Joan Collins.[12]

Delevingne's maternal grandfather was publishing executive and English Heritage chairman Sir Jocelyn Stevens,[6][10] nephew of magazine publisher Sir Edward George Warris Hulton and grandson of newspaper proprietor Sir Edward Hulton, 1st Baronet.[13][14] Her maternal grandmother Janie Sheffield was lady-in-waiting to Princess Margaret.[6][15] Her paternal great-grandfather was the Canadian-born British politician Hamar Greenwood, 1st Viscount Greenwood.[5][6] 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.[16][17][18]



Delevingne signed with Storm Model Management in 2009 and modelled in Clements Ribeiro and Burberry fashion shows in 2010.[19]

In 2011, Delevingne was featured in Burberry's spring/summer 2011 campaign.[20] Delevingne later became the face of Burberry's spring/summer 2012 campaign shot by Mario Testino alongside actor Eddie Redmayne.[21]

Delevingne began her modelling career at a young age - she first appeared in Vogue Italia at age 10, having modelled in ads for Cadbury. She is currently the face of Burberry's Beauty campaign alongside fellow British models Edie Campbell and Jourdan Dunn.[22]

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.[23] 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.[24] 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's Spring 2013 issue.[25] In addition, she was the cover girl of W's September 2013 issue.[26] 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[27] along with Dutch model Saskia de Brauw.[28] 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.[6][29][30] In January 2015, After her 2013 and 2014 appearances in campaigns she was announced as the new face of Yves Saint Laurent Beauté.[31] On 23 January 2015 Delevingne, was named as the new brand ambassador of Swiss watch brand TAG Heuer. [32]


Delevingne had a small part in the 2012 film adaptation of Anna Karenina, as Princess Sorokina, the marriage interest of Count Vronsky.[12] In 2013, she voiced the DJ of the Non-Stop-Pop FM radio station in the video game Grand Theft Auto V.[33][34] She starred in the thriller The Face of an Angel (2014).[35] 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.[36] On 16 September 2014, it was announced that she would star as Margo Roth Spiegelman in the film adaptation of the novel Paper Towns.[37] In November 2014, Cara featured in Die Antwoord's latest music video for their song, Ugly Boy.[38] In December 2014 Cara starred in Reincarnation, a short film by Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel alongside Pharrell Williams and Geraldine Chaplin.[39] 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.[40]


Delevingne sings,plays the drums, and plays the guitar.[8][41] In 2013, she recorded an acoustic duet cover version of "Sonnentanz" with British soul and jazz singer/songwriter Will Heard.[42][43] Delevingne 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.[44]

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".[45]
  • In March 2014, she was included in The Sunday Times Magazine "100 Makers of the 21st Century" list of influential British people.[46][47]



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[48]
2015 Tulip Fever Henrietta
2015 London Fields Kath Talent[48][49]
2015 Paper Towns Margo Roth Spiegelman[50][51][52]
2015 Pan Mermaid[53]
2016 Suicide Squad June Moone / Enchantress[54]


Year Title Role Notes
2014 Playhouse Presents Chloe[49][55] Episode: "Timeless"

Music videos[edit]

Year Artist Title
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 Outcome
2012 British Fashion Awards Model of the Year Won
2014 British Fashion Awards Model of the Year Won
2014 Capricho Awards More Style Nominated
2014 Capricho Awards Best Instagram Nominated
2015 Elle Style Awards Breakthrough Actress Won


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