Cara Jocelyn Delevingne (/ˈkɑːrə dɛləˈviːn/ KAH-rə del-ə-veen; born 12 August 1992) is an English actress, fashion model and singer. Born in London in 1992 to Pandora and Charles Delevingne, she signed with Storm Model Management after leaving school in 2009.
Delevingne won the “Model of the Year’” award at the British Fashion Awards in 2012 and 2014 and has appeared in shows for houses including Burberry, Mulberry, Dolce & Gabbana, and Jason Wu. She started her acting career with a minor role in the 2012 film adaptation of Anna Karenina. Delevingne played Margo Roth Spiegelman in the romantic mystery film Paper Towns (2015) and will co-star as Enchantress in the superhero film Suicide Squad (2016).
Delevingne was born in Hammersmith, London, the daughter of Pandora Anne Delevingne (née Stevens) and property developer Charles Hamar Delevingne. She attended Francis Holland School for Girls until she was 16, 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 and her godmother is actress Joan Collins.
Delevingne’s maternal grandfather was publishing executive and English Heritage chairman Sir Jocelyn Stevens, the nephew of magazine publisher Sir Edward George Warris Hulton and the grandson of newspaper proprietor Sir Edward Hulton, 1st Baronet. Her maternal grandmother Janie Sheffield was lady-in-waiting to Princess Margaret. Her paternal great-grandfather was the Canadian-born British politician Hamar Greenwood, 1st Viscount Greenwood. 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.
- Delevingne was named by the Evening Standard as one of “London’s 1,000 Most Influential of 2011”, in the category of “Most Invited”.
- In 2013, Delevingne was the most Googled fashion figure and the most re-blogged model on Tumblr.
- In March 2014, she was included in The Sunday Times Magazine “100 Makers of the 21st Century” list of influential British people.
- In 2014, Delevingne was ranked 6th on the top earning models list for that year, earning an estimated $3.5 million (£2.25 million).
- Delevingne was ranked 13th in the ‘Most Desirable Women’ category run by AskMen.
- Delevingne was ranked 20th in Evening Standard’s ‘Power 1000’ list (2013), “because of her domination of the catwalks at London Fashion Week and her huge social media following.”
Delevingne identifies as bisexual. In June 2015, she confirmed she is in a relationship with American musician Annie Clark, who is best known by her stage name St. Vincent, after having previously dated actress Michelle Rodriguez.
Delevingne is a self-confessed animal lover and following the high-profile killing of Cecil the Lion in 2015, the actress auctioned her personal TAG Heuer watch, raising £18,600 for WildCRU.
At the Women in the World summit in October of 2015, Delevingne spoke about her battle with depression which started when she was 15 years old.
|2012||Anna Karenina||Princess Sorokina|
|2014||Reincarnation by Chanel||Naughty Barmaid
Empress Elisabeth of Austria
|The Face of an Angel||Melanie|
|2015||Paper Towns||Margo Roth Spiegelman|
|Kids in Love||Viola||Post-production|
|London Fields||Kath Talent|
|2016||Suicide Squad||June Moone / Enchantress||Post-production|
|2017||Valérian and the City of a Thousand Planets||Laureline||Pre-production|
|2012||The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show||CBS||Herself||Television film|
|2014||Playhouse Presents||Sky plc||Chloe||Episode: “Timeless”|
|The Feeling Nuts Comedy Night||Channel 4||Herself||Television film|
|The Graham Norton Show||BBC||Herself||Guest|
|The Project||Network Ten||Herself||Guest|
|The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon||NBC||Herself||Guest|
|Late Night with Seth Myers||NBC||Herself||Guest|
|Live! with Kelly and Michael||WABC-TV||Herself||Guest; 2 episodes|
|The Today Show||NBC||Herself||Guest|
|2010||Bryan Ferry||“You Can Dance”|
|2014||Die Antwoord||“Ugly Boy”|
|2015||ASAP Ferg||“Dope Walk”|
|Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment||“Nothing Came to Me”|
|Taylor Swift||“Bad Blood”|
|2013||Grand Theft Auto V||Non-Stop-Pop FM DJ (herself)||Voice|
Awards and nominations
|2012||British Fashion Awards||Model of the Year||Herself||Won|
|2014||Model of the Year||Won|
|Capricho Awards||More Style||Nominated|
|Young Hollywood Awards||You’re So Fancy||Herself||Nominated|
|British Independent Film Awards||Most Promising Newcomer||Nominated|
|2015||Elle Style Awards||Breakthrough Actress||Won|
|CinemaCon Awards||Rising stars||Paper Towns||Won|
|Teen Choice Awards||Choice Movie: Breakout Star||Won|
|Choice Summer Movie Star: Female||Won|
|Choice Female Hottie||Herself||Nominated|
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 10: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Actress/model Cara Delevingne in Mulberry attends the BAFTA Los Angeles Tea Party at The Four Seasons Hotel on January 10, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)