Cara Delevingne

Cara Jocelyn Delevingne was born on 12 August 1992. Delevingne has become the go-to it-girl since she shot to fame in the fashion industry. She has walked for Victoria’s Secret, been the face of Topshop, and modeled for Chanel and Burberry. Cara has even starred in major blockbusters with her most notable performances also including “Paper Towns,” a romantic mystery film, “Suicide Squad,” a comic book adaptation, and the lead character in “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” (2017). Let’s get familiar with Cara’s interesting life and exciting career.

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Cara Jocelyn Delevingne

Birth date:

August 12, 1992

Age:

30

Zodiac Sign:

Leo

Height:

5' 8"

Relationship Status:

Single

Net Worth:

$35 million

Cara's Social Media:

Background

The youngest of Charles Hamar Delevingne and Pandora Anne Delevingne’s three daughters, Cara Jocelyn Delevingne was born on August 12, 1992, in Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom. Her parents come from well-known upper-class families; her ancestors include Majors and Lord Mayors of London, Viscounts (Greenwood), and Baronets (Hulton, Faudel-Phillips). Delevingne’s godfather is Nicholas Coleridge, president of Condé Nast International. Her godmother is an English actress, author, and journalist Joan Collins. Her older sisters are Poppy and Chloe Delevingne, the latter of whom is a model in England. She was raised in one of London’s most wealthy neighborhoods, Belgravia. Delevingne attended Francis Holland School for Girls in downtown London until she was 16 before transferring to Bedales School in 2008 to study theater and music. However, she left it after a year to enter the world of modeling like her sister Poppy. She joined Storm Model Management in 2009 after being discovered by Sarah Doukas, the agency’s founder. Before her career took off, she worked for a year in the industry before landing a compensated job and going through two seasons of casting or visual interviews.

She made her runway debut at London Fashion Week in February 2011 when she walked in the fall/winter collection for Burberry Prorsum. She cat walked in numerous fashion shows in 2012, including the Burberry Prorsum Womenswear Autumn/Winter 2012 show and the New York Fashion Week events for Donna Karan, Rag & Bone, Jason Wu, and Tory Burch, among others. In such a short time, she amassed enormous fame while modeling for numerous well-known designers and fashion houses, earning Vogue’s season’s crush title. Delevingne, who is successful in modeling, debuted on the big screen in 2012’s historical romance movie “Anna Karenina.” She portrayed Princess Sorokina in the film, which also starred Keira Knightley and Jude Law. She expanded her modeling career in 2013 by participating in numerous events and catwalking for brands including Giles, Rag & Bone, Jason Wu, and Mulberry. On November 13, she participated in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, featuring performances by Taylor Swift and other artists. In June 2014, the final episode of a run of stand-alone TV dramas called “Playhouse Presents” marked her television debut. She also appeared in “The Face of an Angel,” “The Feeling Nuts Comedy Night,” and the Chanel short “Reincarnation” directed by Karl Lagerfeld in 2014.

In January 2015, she was named the new TAG Heuer brand ambassador and the face of Yves Saint Laurent Beauté. As she had chosen to focus on acting, her profile was taken down from Storm Model Management’s website on June 8, 2015. Later in August, she attributed this critical choice to the onset of the skin condition psoriasis. Her major break came with the 2015 movie “Paper Town.” She won two Teen Choice Awards, and it became a commercial triumph, earning $85.5 million globally. She made an outstanding impression in the 2016 American superhero movie “Suicide Squad.” Delevingne received another Teen Choice Award for it. Delevingne appeared in “Pan” (2015), “Kids in Love” (2016), and “London Fields” (2016) among other movies. Her most recent films are the historical drama “Tulip Fever” and the 2017 film “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.” She is bisexual and had a romantic relationship with American musician Annie Clark, better known by her stage name St. Vincent. She has previously been linked to English musician Harry Styles. Following the 2015 death of the male Southwest African lion Cecil, Delevingne, an animal lover, auctioned off her TAG Heuer watch to benefit WildCRU. The proceeds of the sale were $18,600.

Career timeline

2009
Her Modelling Debut

Delevingne has her first modeling job at the age of 10.

2011
First Catwalk Appearance

She walks the runway for the Burberry Prorsum A/W collection during London Fashion Week.

2012
Burberry Campaign

While part-time employed at the headquarters of a fashion website, Delevingne is discovered by Christopher Bailey of Burberry for the brand's spring/summer campaign.

2013
1,000 Most Influential People

The model's dominance of the catwalks during London Fashion Week and her enormous social media following earn her a spot on the Evening Standard's list of London's 1,000 Most Influential People.

2015
Women in the World Summit

Delevingne discusses her struggle with depression at the summit.

2016
"Suicide Squad"

In this action movie based on the same-named D.C. comic book series, Delevingne co-stars as Enchantress, a villain with magical powers.

2017
More Projects

Delevingne is featured on the covers of several magazines, including “The Edit,” “Glamour,” “V,” “British G.Q.,” “Vogue Paris,” “Elle U.K.,” “Elle Australia,” and “Glamour Germany,” in addition to Dior Beauty commercials.

Why We Love Cara Delevingne

  1. Her unlimited talent

    There's always something else Cara can do. She admitted to "Vogue" that modeling was insufficient for her since "modeling is the opposite of real." What is Cara incapable of doing? She can model, sing, and act.

  2. Her bluntness

    Cara Delevingne, constantly in the public eye, refuses to allow the media to define who she is. She once tweeted, "I don't feel like I need to apologize for being human #sorrynotsorry."

  3. She's different

    Cara is the complete antithesis of the reserved supermodel. We like how she has broken down numerous barriers in modeling.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. Cara was in "Vogue" aged 10

    At age 10, she made her modeling debut in an editorial photograph by Bruce Weber for "Vogue Italia."

  2. She has royal connections

    Her grandmother served as Princess Margaret's lady-in-waiting, and Cara Delevingne's mother, Pandora, is one of the Duchess of York's closest friends.

  3. Cara can play the drums

    You may be surprised to learn that Cara Delevingne is a pro at playing the drums.

  4. Cara has written a novel

    Delevingne made her debut as a young adult fiction novelist with "Mirror, Mirror," which includes an L.G.B.T. theme and was co-written with British writer Rowan Coleman.

  5. Her love for gaming

    "Call of Duty" is one of her all-time favorite video games, and she even appeared in the official "Black Ops III" trailer.

Cara Delevingne FAQs

How is Delevingne in Cara Delevingne pronounced as?

Her surname is pronounced, “della-veen.”

Does Cara Delevingne have tattoos?

Since 12 is her lucky number, Cara has the tattoo “XII” under her left bicep and the phrase “Made in England” on the sole of her left foot.

Who are Cara Delevingne's close friends??

Fiona Apple, Taylor Swift, and Suki Waterhouse are Cara’s close friends.

Cara Delevingne’s birthday dates

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