Cara Jocelyn Delevingne is an English fashion model, socialite, actress and singer.
Early life and family
Delevingne was born in London, the daughter of Pandora Anne Delevingne (née Stevens) and property developer Charles Hamar Delevingne. She attended 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 is the former publishing executive and English Heritage chairman Sir Jocelyn Stevens, nephew of magazine publisher Sir Edward George Warris Hulton and 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 signed with Storm Model Management in 2009 and modelled in Clements Ribeiro and Burberry fashion shows in 2010.
In 2011, Delevingne was featured in Burberry's spring/summer 2011 campaign. Delevingne later became the face of Burberry's spring/summer 2012 campaign shot by Mario Testino alongside actor Eddie Redmayne.
As a young girl, Delevingne modelled for Cadbury chocolate ads. She is currently the face of Burberry's Beauty campaign alongside fellow British models Edie Campbell and Jourdan Dunn.
Delevingne has featured in advertising campaigns for other brands including H&M Authentic Collection (2011), Dominic Jones Jewellery (2012), Blumarine, Zara, and Chanel. 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 and Chanel.
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. In addition, she was the cover girl of W's September 2013 issue. 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 along with Dutch model Saskia de Brauw. She also landed the face of DKNY in late 2012.
Delevingne had a small part in the 2012 film adaptation of Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, as Princess Sorokina, the marriage interest of Count Vronsky played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson. In 2013, Delevingne appeared in the Grand Theft Auto V video game as the DJ for the Non-Stop-Pop FM radio station. She also stars opposite Kate Beckinsale and Daniel Bruhl in the thriller The Face of an Angel, expected to be released theatrically in 2014. In April 2014, it was reported that Delevingne will play the role of Henrietta in period romance film Tulip Fever directed by Justin Chadwick. She will also play a small part in the 2015 fantasy film Pan directed by Joe Wright. On 16 September 2014 it was announced that Delevingne would play the lead female role of Margo Roth Spiegelman in the film adaptation of John Green's novel Paper Towns.
Delevingne also sings and plays the drums. In 2013 she recorded an acoustic duet cover version of "Sonnentanz" with Will Heard.
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