Poppy Delevingne

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Poppy Delevingne
Poppy Delevingne.jpg
Delevingne in 2014
Born Poppy Angela Delevingne
(1986-05-03) 3 May 1986 (age 32)
London, England
  • Model
  • socialite
  • actress
Years active 2008–present
Spouse(s) James Cook (m. 2014)

Charles Delevingne (father)

Cara Delevingne (sister)
Modelling information
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Hair colour Blonde
Eye colour Blue[1]

Poppy Angela Delevingne[3] (born 3 May 1986) is an English model and actress.

Family and personal life[edit]

Delevingne was born on 3 May 1986,[4] in London, one of three daughters of property developer Charles Hamar Delevingne and Pandora Anne Delevingne (née Stevens). She grew up in a Belgravia mansion and attended the independent Bedales School. She is the elder sister of model and actress Cara Delevingne.[5][6]

Delevingne is a muse and friend of fashion designer Matthew Williamson,[7][8] and previously shared a New York flat with actress Sienna Miller.[5][9]

In October 2012, Delevingne became engaged to James Cook, a former model, who works for his family's aerospace company.[10][7][11] They were married in May 2014.[12]

Delevingne's maternal grandfather was publishing executive and English Heritage chairman Sir Jocelyn Stevens,[13][14] the nephew of magazine publisher Sir Edward George Warris Hulton and the grandson of newspaper proprietor Sir Edward Hulton, 1st Baronet.[15][16] Her maternal grandmother Janie Sheffield, a granddaughter of the 6th Baronet Sheffield, was lady-in-waiting to Princess Margaret.[14][17]

Her paternal great-grandfather was the Canadian-born British politician Hamar Greenwood, 1st Viscount Greenwood.[14][18] Through one of her maternal great-great-grandfathers, Sir Lionel Lawson 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.[19][20][21]


Delevingne was spotted by Storm Model Management founder Sarah Doukas in 2008.[7]

She has modelled for brands such as Shiatzy Chen, Laura Ashley, Anya Hindmarch, Alberta Ferretti, and Burberry,[8][13] has walked the runway for brands including Julien Macdonald and Giles Deacon,[7] and has worked with photographers such as Terry Richardson.[5] Having caught the eye of designer Marc Jacobs, she became the face of the Louis Vuitton summer 2012 collection. Delevingne has graced the covers of Vogue (Turkey), Harper's Bazaar (Korea), Elle (Mexico, Ukraine, Korea, Norway) and Love.[8][13]

Delevingne is a Young Ambassador for the British Fashion Council,[8] and a Chanel brand ambassador.[9][13][11]

In 2017, Delevingne played the role of Clara Von Gluckfberg in Kingsman: The Golden Circle, and the role of Adrianna Colonna in The Aspern Papers directed by Julien Landais.[22]



  1. ^ a b "Poppy Delevingne Profile at Storm Models". Storm Models. Archived from the original on 21 July 2012. Retrieved 6 December 2012. 
  2. ^ https://models.com/models/poppy-delevingne
  3. ^ Lundy, Darryl (29 December 2013). "Person Page 47557". The Peerage. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "About Poppy:". 
  5. ^ a b c Blasberg, Derek (7 February 2010). "Poppy Delevingne: Fashion's It Girl". Harper's Bazaar. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  6. ^ Waite, Alicia (16 March 2011). "Model siblings: Poppy and Cara Delevingne". The Telegraph. Retrieved 26 December 2016. 
  7. ^ a b c d Kilcooley-O'Halloran, Scarlett (23 October 2012). "Style File – Poppy Delevingne". Vogue. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  8. ^ a b c d Milligan, Lauren (15 February 2012). "Poppy Delevingne for Louis Vuitton Pre – Marc Jacobs". Vogue. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  9. ^ a b Niven, Lisa (30 April 2012). "When Poppy Met Sienna". Vogue. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  10. ^ Slater, Sasha (12 January 2015). "In full bloom: Interview with Poppy Delevingne". Town&Country. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  11. ^ a b Bergin, Olivia (9 October 2012). "Poppy Delevingne engaged following a very bespoke proposal". The Telegraph. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  12. ^ Gicas, Peter (16 May 2014). "Inside Poppy Delevingne's Wedding: Sister Cara Delevingne Serves as Maid of Honor at Star-Studded Ceremony—See the Pics!". E! Online. Retrieved 24 May 2014. 
  13. ^ a b c d Waite, Alicia (17 February 2012). "Poppy Delevingne is Marc Jacobs' latest muse for Louis Vuitton". The Telegraph. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  14. ^ a b c 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. 
  15. ^ Gundle, Stephen (2008). Glamour: A History. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-921098-5. 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. 
  16. ^ 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. 
  17. ^ Nelson, Karin (February 2013). "Heavenly Creature". W Magazine. Condé Nast. Retrieved 15 March 2014. 
  18. ^ Mosley, Charles, ed. (2003). Burke's peerage, baronetage & knightage, clan chiefs, Scottish feudal barons (107th ed.). Wilmington: Burke's Peerage & Gentry. ISBN 978-0-9711966-2-9.  Search website for "Delevingne" for snippet view.
  19. ^ "Person Page 47557". Thepeerage.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  20. ^ "John Sheffield". Telegraph. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  21. ^ Rubens, Alfred (1949). Anglo Jewish Coats of Arms: Being a List of Armorial Bearings in Current Use... Jewish Historical Society of England. 
  22. ^ McNary, Dave (2017-08-04). "Jonathan Rhys Meyers Joins Vanessa Redgrave in Period Drama 'The Aspern Papers'". Variety. Retrieved 2017-09-25. 

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